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Sitting kills

Jay Cross

Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics. The health hazards of sitting for long stretches are significant even for people who are quite active when they’re not sitting down. Still, scientists have determined that after an hour or more of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat in the body declines by as much as 90 percent. switched to standing desks several years ago. My

Address Learning Needs, Not Wants

CLO Magazine

Consider two views when engaging internal clients in needs assessment — what the client wants and what the client needs. The two may not align, and addressing needs is often more valuable. Being a learning and development practitioner is akin to being a sales professional. Before offering solutions, practitioners must be sure they have all the relevant information. This could involve taking a series of required steps before providing the client with the appropriate solution. The comparison applies in other ways as well. What They Want Consider this scenario. The phone rings.

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Giving my computers a break

Jay Cross

Ten years ago next month, Clifford Nass and Byron Reeves published The Media Equation : How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places. The Stanford profs had conducted a series of standard psychology experiments but substituted a computer for one of the participants. From the Amazon review: “Fresh evidence of human gullibility never fails to entertain.

How to Teach Very Complex Ideas with Story-Based eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Some scenarios are glorified memorization tests or branching multiple choice tests. Memorization branching exercises should not be confused with story-based scenarios which are specifically driven by motivational events to help learners discover learning experiences. How do story-based scenarios help learners discover critical context? In this scenario, do the two-step process.

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