Pinterest for Learning Professionals: A Starter Kit

Are you on Pinterest? While this addictive, visual social platform has certainly made its mark when it comes to everything from home decorating ideas to recipes to hairstyling tips (and SO much more), it is also a terrific resource for training, instructional/eLearning design and talent development professionals. I've been pinning for a couple of years … Continue reading Pinterest for Learning Professionals: A Starter Kit

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Interesting Things I Learned from DevLearn 2014

Last week, there was a pretty large Learning Technology conference taking place in fabulous Las Vegas - DevLearn, hosted by eLearning Guild. Were you there? I took away some good nuggets of information from this conference...I'm summarizing three of those nuggets, courtesy of some interesting people I know through Twitter:   1. Agile project management/development - … Continue reading Interesting Things I Learned from DevLearn 2014

3 Things a Flat Tire Reminded Me About How Young People Learn

Last week, I had the ever-so-joyous pleasure of a flat tire. Who doesn't LOVE that?(The photo above was clearly taken before I made it to the tire place for a replacement the next morning!)I was driving with my son, Matt, when it happened. While I am grateful it happened in a place when we were … Continue reading 3 Things a Flat Tire Reminded Me About How Young People Learn

#OneSimpleThing – Give a Hand

  It's Monday, y'all! For this week's #OneSimpleThing installment, we're giving some thought on how you can help your boss. Yep, your boss. You might be wondering why our focus is on the boss today, when our #OneSimpleThing focus is on finding your passion and developing yourself. Well, your direct supervisor is a gateway to … Continue reading #OneSimpleThing – Give a Hand

3 Ways to Streamline the Onboarding Process

"I can't afford to spend a lot of time onboarding my new employee." "There is so much work to do, I need him to hit the ground running." "HOW long is Orientation?" I'm sure these thoughts go through the minds of hiring managers in organizations the world over. I know I've certainly heard statements like … Continue reading 3 Ways to Streamline the Onboarding Process

3 Ways to Have a Really Bad Time at a Conference

Greetings from fabulous Las Vegas! This week, I'm attending (and speaking at!) the annual Skillsoft user conference, Perspectives 2014. My session was Tuesday afternoon during one of the pre-conference workshops - technically, the conference begins Wednesday morning. Needless to say, I lucked out on the timing of my session...it's all done early, so now I … Continue reading 3 Ways to Have a Really Bad Time at a Conference

Texting: The Next Frontier in Corporate Learning?

Shd u txt ur lrnrs? If you had trouble reading that, allow me to translate:  Should you text your learners? Now, I'm not exactly talking about one-on-one, personal texts that you might send a friend or family member. I'm thinking about an interactive compliment to just-in-time learning. Let's explore.. According to 2013 research by Acision, … Continue reading Texting: The Next Frontier in Corporate Learning?