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7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning

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Why are these particular microlearning myths deadly? As you all know, I’ve been around this microlearning block a time or two. Here is a post I wrote on Microlearning being the “IT” buzzword.

Mark Sheppard: Entering the Backchannel of ATD ICE 2018

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Buckle up people, it’s ATD ICE 2018! When it comes to this mammoth of a conference, it’s hard to convey everything that is going on and there is A LOT going on. Therefore, I try to enlist the help of our Learning Rebel village and I have quite the list for you.

If Your Training Doesn’t Stick, You Need Microlearning

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It’s a story old as time… There is a need to roll out companywide sensitivity training, food safety training, or sexual harassment training, everyone must participate and it must stick. Being the good L&D person you are, you put together a training program.

How Content Curation Wins the Day

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. ( I originally wrote this post for my Litmos Blog – here ). When it comes to content curation, finding information on the internet is not the problem.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Let the Games Begin!

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In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, “Let the Games Begin!” ” I have already christened 2018 as “The Year of Discovery” and I have written before as to what “Discovery” looks like in the wild.

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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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Tips to Discover Your Hidden Potential

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Jump to the bottom of this post to enter April’s Discover Your Hidden Potential Giveaway! Developing a mindset (about anything) is a tricky thing. We like our mindset the way it is. It’s familiar and comfy.

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2017 – The Year of Progress and Purpose

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Oh progress…oh purpose, wherefore art thou? Head to the bottom to go straight to the Book Giveaway! Well, here we are at the end of 2016. It’s about time for a fresh start. We are all tired of 2016 and the baggage that came with it.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

It’s a Wrap! ATD ICE 2017: It’s All About Connections with Chris Coladonato

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Conferences are about building connections, and ATD ICE 2017 was no exception! . Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks since ATD ICE 2017 ( here’s my wrap-up post ) and I think Chris’s guest post here is even more relevant now that the dust has had a chance to settle.

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ATD ICE 2018: It’s a Wrap, Krissy Richard

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ATD ICE 2018: It’s a WRAP! Jump to the bottom for the May ATD ICE super SWAG giveaway details). ATD ICE 2018 – Another one in the books. This would be #11 for me, and the experience never seems to grow old. I’d love to hear about your conference experience in the comments below.

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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.

5 Tips to Re-Energize a Lifelong Learning Mindset

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Click here to jump to the Learning Rebels BIG AUDACIOUS giveaway. For many, the New Year often brings into focus the possibilities of a brighter future. We want to brighten our horizons, learn more, and to be better versions of ourselves. We cheer the New Year and write checks that we might not be ready to cash. Once the reality of January 2nd hits, some of us might not sure what direction to go in and our commitment to lifelong learning falters. Sound familiar? . It does to me.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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.

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.

Learning Activities that Matter

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It is time to move away from just movement…to learning activities that matter. We have all been there, done that…a well-intentioned trainer has you up playing musical chairs for apparently no other reason than to create movement.

ATD ICE 2018: It’s a Wrap Pt 3 – Kate Pinto

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Our ATD ICE 2018: It’s a Wrap Series continues with Pt 3 & Kate Pinto. Jump down to the bottom to enter the May, ATD ICE 2018 “Wish You Were There” giveaway). Click here to read Part One with Mark Sheppard. Click here to read Part Two with Krissy Richard.

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.

6 Things to Remember to Prevent Your Training from Failing

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It’s a fact, some training efforts work and others fail. We’ve all been around the block a time or two and have participated and/or created our fair share of corporate training events. Some information sticks and others are forgotten about.

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Accept it, Perception Matters

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I love traveling for my work. I especially enjoy sitting in the hotel bar and overhearing people talk about training. Specifically the “training events” that an organization will fly people in from all over to experience.

Dude, Where’s My car? Fixing Brain Fog

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Brain fog. We’ve all been there. The world gets fuzzy around the edges. We feel like we’re suffering from a bad case of jet lag. Brain fog, UGH. Technically, brain fog is the feeling of confusion, forgetfulness, or a lack of focus.

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30 Day Brainstorm Challenge!

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It’s been a beautiful summer in Illinois, and I don’t know about you – but I’ve been trying to take advantage of it. In Illinois, winter can be 6 months, so when it’s sunny we try to take full advantage.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

ATD 2016 It’s a Wrap: (PT 1) Tricia Ransom

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ATD 2016 It’s a Wrap! As is usual, when wrapping up the monster that is “ATD International Conference and Expo” or otherwise known as ATD ICE , #ATD2016 or ATD 2016. I try to enlist experiences from others.

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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.

A Gigantic Thanksgiving Thank You!

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Thank you! It has been a busy year. A year filled with adventure and surprises. Thanksgiving is the Christmas without presents, all the gratitude none of the Christmas wrapping. Here I am, planning for a a very small Thanksgiving.

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All This Talk About Reading

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All this talk about reading got me to thinking… It’s been a good month. We’ve been running our book giveaway extravaganza all through January.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

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?

30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 9 – Puppy Support

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. It’s day 9 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Puppy Support. Well, I’m back home and my furbabies are quite happy! Ollie and Jack! Always there with puppy support and encouragement. Their undying puppy support and encouragement is what inspired this last vlog.

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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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?

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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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ATD 2016 It’s a Wrap! (PT 2): Sam Rogers

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ATD 2016 a New Speaker’s View. The wonderful thing about the annual ATD ICE conference (ATD2016/#ATD2016), is all the wonderful and truly talented people you get to meet. I “met” Sam Rogers via a live video streaming tool called Blab.im.

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.

“Originals”, Do it YOUR Way

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Naturally, a book titled, “Originals”, would attract me. As Learning Rebels, our role within the workplace is to not only shape the learning needs of an organization, but also to flip it, blend it, slap it around and create something new, fresh and purposeful.

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.