The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

Inc. Magazine published an excellent list of business books. Wait. I know what you’re thinking: “Nooooo! Not another business book list.” I agree. But one thing, and only one thing, makes this Inc. Magazine book list worth looking at: It’s really, really good. There is something for everyone on this list, and every book has […]

How a large healthcare company rolled out new call center training under tight deadline

“If all of this [learning how to read critically] sounds like hard work, you’re right. Most people won’t do it. That’s what sets you apart.” Farnam Streets’ post: How to Read a Book. For awhile now, one of the Twitter hashtags I’ve been curious about and semi-following is #lrnchat. This is a group that gets together on […]

Learning Technology & Trends

Continuing on the theme of recent posts about the role of gamification in learning design, this article provides some relevant insights not only about what’s wrong, but how to do it right. My favorite pairing of why it’s broken/how to fix it? “Displacement of rewards. It’s been demonstrated that offering any kind of reward on behaviors […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

Fresh from our annual Learning Leadership Summit, I read Clark Quinn’s latest book in two days on vacation. I would have finished faster if I wasn’t taking so many notes! This book is a great tool for learning leaders who are trying to reshape how learning happens in their organizations. Here’s a quick overview to […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

One of the trends I’ve noticed lately is that we’re getting quite a few requests to upgrade, improve, or modernize existing learning programs instead of creating new programs. It’s not that we’ve never had clients who needed this before, it’s just that suddenly it seems like it’s a lot more common of a need. With […]

As instructional designers and learning managers, we face the copyright dilemma often. We know (or think we know) we can make some limited use of copyright materials without permission for teaching purposes, but where do we draw the line? The process of creating courses can open up many questions about copyright: Can I use this […]