• Mobile Learning on an iPad

    Gear Up for Mobile Learning

    Mobile is everywhere. We all know this intuitively as we walk down the street or at the mall or at the airport, and observe people looking down at their mobile devices. Mobile stats are staggering. For example, there are six billion (87% of the world’s population) mobile subscribers, 300,000 apps…

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  • Duration Tracking

    Improve E-Learning Effectiveness: Track Duration

    I cannot tell you how many times I have run reports in a learning management system that have shown learners who took five minutes and twenty seconds to complete an e-learning course that should have taken twenty minutes to complete. Obviously they just clicked “next” over and over until they…

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  • Check List

    Learning Design Models Are Fine: But Are They Practical?

    One of the most important things a learning experience (LX) designer can do is apply a sound, repeatable process to one’s designs. The problem I have with design processes is that they are often too vague and do not actually tell you what to do in the moment. For example, take…

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  • Begging for Excel Training

    How to Address Learning Wants

    Like many learning and development professionals, I have received numerous and continuous requests throughout my career for training on topics that, with just a little motivation and creativity, people could learn on their own. Without being too scientific about it, the most popular among these requests seem to be Microsoft…

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  • Book Cover Graphic: Leaving ADDIE for SAM

    Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM

    Many of my recent blog posts have been about learning experience (LX) design and how our designs can be improved through the proper application of action steps that keep the process as simple as possible. Some of my posts have even criticized existing, popular design models, like ADDIE. So, when…

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