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    Monday, August 24, 2020
    One of the things I’ve always said about working with your stakeholders and subject matter experts (SMEs) is that you need each other. They have the information you need to solve their problems. But when you have misaligned expectations, or ...
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    Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    The Morph transition in PowerPoint can be useful in various storytelling techniques. It’s quick and easy to use and produces some stunning effects.For example, mobile screenshots are annoying in most microlearning and e-learning scenarios. As you’re developing in a landscape ...
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    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    When I stepped into the content manager role for learning technologies and sciences at the Association for Talent Development, I was so impressed to learn that the TechKnowledge (TK) conference was undergoing a massive transformation. Part of reimagining this conference ...
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    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    At ATD Techknowledge 2020, I facilitated a playground session called “Build an Augmented Reality Gamified Interaction Without Programming.” The playground contained six learning stages with different themes and experiences and more than 50 focused sessions. Participants wore headsets and listened ...
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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    At ATD TechKnowledge 2020, I had the opportunity to facilitate ATD’s first hackathon. In a typical hackathon, professionals with various expertise work together to develop something (often software or hardware) by the end of the event. This hackathon took on ...
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    Monday, February 24, 2020
    I recently attended my first ATD conference, and I’m delighted to share my experience at this year’s TechKnowledge conference in San Jose. These were my highlights as a TK first-timer:Marco Tempest opened the TK conference with an inspirational and engaging ...
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Does VR offer a new solution to the 70:20:10 problem?The ideal learning ratio has always been to learn mostly through experience (the 70 percent in 70:20:10). However, leaders haven't been able to realize that in terms of how they spend ...
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    Tuesday, November 26, 2019
    The potential of augmented reality (AR) in engaging people continues to rise and marketers have taken advantage of this in creating authentic immersive experiences that consumers happily engage in. After making its mark on the marketing and entertainment fronts, AR ...
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    Friday, February 7, 2020
    The training resource management system, also known as a training management system, has quickly become a primary layer in the learning tech stack. Focused on the optimization of critical instructor-led training (ILT) activities for corporate L&D departments, training companies, and ...
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    Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    What’s the best way to ensure your training has a major effect? Get your audience to buy in from the beginning. To achieve this buy-in, there are many ways you can capture the audience’s attention at the start of the ...
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    Monday, January 27, 2020
    As experience API (xAPI) gains adoption, an influx of L&D professionals are curious about what it can do for them and how to get started. What’s more: It’s becoming easier to get started as authoring tools offer xAPI output support, ...
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    Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    We often frame corporate training as a compulsory process: complete these requirements and move on to the next task. It's a reinforcement of a " push" learning culture that is content-centric and an impersonal experience.Effective learning involves an emotional component. ...
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    Monday, January 13, 2020
    The question I use to identify a skill (versus a knowledge issue or a procedural problem) is: Is it reasonable to think someone can be proficient without practice?So, for example, would it be realistic to think someone could be proficient ...
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    I’m a fan of the notion “learning experience design.” (I’m not so sure about platforms; I need to investigate them more.) The idea of integrating effective education and engaging experiences is something I’ve been writing and talking about for a ...
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    Monday, December 9, 2019
    The role of video in learning organizations has continued to grow during the last five years. Many of the changes came because individuals consume more video weekly than ever before. In fact, a TechSmith study about viewer behaviors performed in ...