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Microlearning: The Misunderstood Buzzword

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In case you’ve been under a rock the last year, Microlearning is THE new buzzword for training. Tony Bingham stood on the stage at ATD ICE 2017 and announced that we, as learning professionals, and as an industry best get off our collectives butts and get onboard. He gets a high-five from me.

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Why Training Needs Video

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The shift has arrived, and video is King! You may or may not be shocked by this but not enough of us are creating video to help the people in our organizations.

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Instructional Design is Not Dead!

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Despite rumors to the contrary, Instructional Design is not dead. . You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer.

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It’s All About the Brand, ‘Bout the Brand…

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Brands are all around us and at a glance we know what they mean and who they represent. They fit naturally and comfortably into our lexicon, instantly recognizable.

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[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.

Create Love in the Classroom

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(Originally created for Litmos blog 8/2016). Have you ever been in front of a group of training “captives”? They just aren’t feeling the love in the classroom?

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6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use

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In any classroom, presentation, webinar, or other formal learning environment – in order to encourage engagement and discovery, it’s all about first reaching the hearts and minds of the people in the session.

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Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

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You’ve just been informed that you’ve been signed up for “training” What is your immediate thought? Oh, crap. There goes my day. Maybe this time I’ll learn something. Maybe the training experience won’t be so bad. I always get something out of training sessions!

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Simplicity in Learning

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There is beauty in simplicity. Simplicity speaks to us, captures our emotions, tells a story and in some cases propels us to act. L&D people, God love ‘em, are the embodiment of over-thinkers. The originators of the overly complex.

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Looking Up

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Ever been so busy you forgot to buy gas? Just too busy! Ever been so busy you can’t send a text message saying how busy you are? Ever been so busy that when you woke up for work it was dark, and now you look around and it’s dark again? Been there. .

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Why is Learning So Complicated?

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#Blimage on! How can the Mouse Trap Game relate to learning? Let’s discuss… When I read Steve Wheeler’s #Blimage challenge I knew I had to share and participate. Last week I posted the shout out to all of you to become involved.

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7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

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You’ve just returned from the end all, be all, of conferences. You plunked down cash with the hope of learning something new and meeting fabulous people. The glow of the conference is fading as quickly as the sun on the Rockies.

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Now What? 6 After Conference Tips

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Okay, you’ve just returned from ATD ICE 2015. The glow of the conference is fading as quickly as the warmth of the Orlando sun. Because we are Rebels, we aren’t just going to let all the inspiration and renewed passion sit in the bottom of our abused tote bags. Right?

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Why This? Why Now? “Working Out Loud”

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Have you ever started working on a project only to find out that someone else in your organization is working on the same project?

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The Biggest Myth in Building a Learning Culture

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“The millennial generation requires belonging to an organization where a strong learning culture is present.” ” . It’s common knowledge employees increasingly value a workplace that nurtures learning.

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Learning Rebel Book Review: The Social Leadership Handbook by Julian Stodd

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Recently I was asked to give a book “interview” and I could choose any book I wanted. I didn’t need to think twice, the choice was easy – The Social Leadership Handbook, by Julian Stodd.

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6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

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Last week I wrote about the “6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use” Apparently I hit a nerve, but what’s important is we had some good debate. What was really exciting about the conversation was the lack of defensiveness.

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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

5 Reasons I’m Geeky about Learning Design!

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My name is Shannon and I am geeky about Learning Design. . There I said it. Not only is L&D my chosen field, but it’s my passion. It’s a disease.

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To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the Question (or is it?)

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Here we go again. To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the question. To be, or not to be, that is the question—. Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer.

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The Mystery of Inspiration

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You never know who or what will inspire you. Yep, I was inspired by a Super Bowl commercial. Made by Cadillac no less. 30 seconds of Steve Wozniak. The search for inspiration makes you look around (or “Look Up” as we talked in this post).

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More Curious Learning

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Original Post here. This revised post has additional resources to bring out your inner curiosity. Curiosity is the gateway to learning. Innate Curiosity, Challenge Conventional Thinking, Courage of Conviction.

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[eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

ATD 2016 It’s a Wrap! (PT3): Chris Coladonato

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To know Chris Coladonato is to be sucked up into a vortex of energy! She is one of the most curious people I know, which makes her perfect for the Learning Rebel family. If you recall being a Learning Rebel is all about three key attributes.

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Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

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Okay, I’m late. I was at Edutech last week, in glorious Brisbane Australia. Sunset on the Brisbane River. It was a real privilege to have been asked.

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Breaking Up with “Yeah, but…”

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In the training world, it is not uncommon to hear: “Yeah, but…” and it’s time to put an end to this unhealthy relationship. It’s a relationship that is holding us back from success. It is holding us back from moving forward. It is holding us back from seeing the future.

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You Know You’re a Micromanager When…

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My dream is to work for a “micromanager” … said no one ever. In general these are the responses when asking people about what they desire in a positive working environment: I strive to be managed by someone who monitors my every move.

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The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

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As part of our 2015 commitment to Kaizen and incremental improvements, it’s time to shift the gaze toward improving the “Learning Toolbox for the 21st Century”.

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For the Love of Learning

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I have just returned from the DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas. I have unpacked, checked email, and now finally, taking time to reflect on my overall experience.

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#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap, Part Three – Miranda Lee

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#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap: Where the Magic Happens. I was so happy to meet Miranda Lee. Talk about magic! Really it was serendipitous. You know, like the kind of serendipity that Jean Marrapodi talked about yesterday. Just like that.

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Read. Learn. Grow.

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Regular readers know how I feel about feeding your curiosity. I’ve written blog posts about it, and I added “Feed Your Curiosity” segments into my new book. Being a Learning Rebel depends on you being innately curious about everything around you.

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5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

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My name is Shannon and I used to be a twitter chat addict. Seriously, it was nothing to participate on some level in no less than three twitter chats a week. All usually, “learning” related.

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