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The Learning Design Sprint

There’s been many attempts to apply Design Thinking to Instructional Design. They fail when they try to force fit Design Thinking concepts into the ADDIE process or visa versa.  The...
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Practice and the Development of Expertise (Part 3)

This is a re-post based on a article I wrote for CSTD Learning Journal back in 2013. It’s posted here in three parts.  Part 1 introduced the signature skills demonstrated by experts that separate...
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Practice and the Development of Expertise (Part 2)

This is a re-post based of a article I wrote for CSTD Learning Journal back in 2013. It’s posted here in three parts.  Part 1 introduced the signature skills demonstrated by experts...
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Practice and the Development of Expertise (Part 1)

This is a re-post based on a article I wrote for CSTD Learning Journal back in 2013. It’s posted here in three parts. *** We know well-designed practice is a critical for...
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Learning, Technology and the Future of Work

On Wed, June 20, at the Canadian Community of Corporate Educators June meeting, Rob Pearson (Director, Executive and Corporate Education Ted Rogers School of Management) and I will share our thoughts...
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The Myth of e-Learning Levels of Interaction

For years the eLearning industry has categorized custom e-learning into three or more levels of interactivity.  The implication also being that that learning effectiveness increases with each higher level of...
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Flipped Classroom – A Student Perspective

My son is in a graduate program in Medical Physics at the University of Toronto.  I sent him this recent article from the Atlantic on the concept of the flipped...
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New Paths to Learning at Work

I did a three part interview series recently with HRM Online introducing emerging approaches to learning.  You can probably guess what they are: Informal Learning Social Learning Mobile Learning Virtual Learning...
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Terms of Engagement

The language of employee engagement is growing in HR and training circles.  Engagement is being used both as an explicit goal and measure of successful interventions.  But what is the...
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