The happy selfscanner: lessons about introducing new technologies

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Yet I've thrown myself into the self-scan adventure because it seemed a good experience. The first day after the opening as self-scan supermarket there was immediately a girl at the entrance who invited me to try out self-scanning. There was no code to scan on the banana.

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eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

Spencer Ackerman features Vanguard of Valor, an interactive teaching tool built to instruct the mid-career officers who pass through the Army’s Combined Arms Center, about the lessons accumulated from years of hard-fought war in Afghanistan. Our Belief.

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Digital (Learning) Readiness: A Call for L&D Action

Learning Wire

This article offers insights and views on Digital Learning Readiness (DLR) and provides guidelines how to implement it in your corporate learning environment. Digital Learning Readiness scan. The next step was to test the scan in 3 corporate L&D environments and finalize the design.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks. He noted his own struggles focusing on reading books and lengthy articles in favor of skimming headlines and scanning blog posts for key points.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

It also contains enough guitar and banjo instruction lessons to last several lifetimes. Evernote: I’d drown or die trying to find that useful article or piece of information without Evernote. Evernote makes it easy to clip an article or post.

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Convert eLearning into microlearning to supercharge your LMS

eLearning Architect

In this article, I'm going to discuss some simply techniques that learning designers might want to consider using to drastically improve the user experience from within the LMS interface. The module is only showing lessons within the menu.

Increase eLearning Retention with Storytelling


A bullet point list is easy to scan, and the content is easier to remember. Learning Solutions Magazine recently published an article citing research that shows recall was better when information was presented in a narrative compared to a bullet point list.

Supercharge Your Learning with Degreed Takeaways


I am able to share some good lessons with my children. It’s sad to me how many times I think about what I learned after I read an article and I come up blank. I have to scan the article again, extract a meaningful quote or theme.

Municipal Planning Means Planning

Wonderful Brain

Reading the NY Times, Sunday, 5 May 2019, I scan as always for an article that will inspire me to write something of a useful lesson to clients—in business communications and case studies—or an event that just sets my temper to a higher temperature.

The Advantages of Building Curiosity into Learning and 7 Ways to Do It.

Rob Hubbard

This article on, sums it up nicely: Curiosity makes your mind active instead of passive. During the study MRI scans were carried out to observe what happened in the brain when a participant felt particularly curious about one of the answers. by Tess Robinson, Director LAS.

Learning While Online, Instead of Wasting Time

Training Industry

How much time do you spend each week reading blog posts, scanning articles, and rushing through e-books to get the highlights? If you read an article about how people behave in another country, see yourself traveling there and trying out their customs for yourself. Think of a time in your life where a lesson you learned, or should have learned, relates to the points you want to remember.

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What does Mobile Learning Look Like?


This article is the second in a two-part series on mLearning. The first article, Why Mobile Learning is Here to Stay , covered why you should consider embedding mLearning into your overall learning strategy. And incorporate based on the lessons you’ve learned from past projects.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part II

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  In last week's article , I pitted dynamic images and static images against each other and made the generalization that images work best when there is a blend of both static and dynamic. Since budget and time constraints may not allow for a large usage of video and audio in your lesson, this week I'm going to focus on static images and how best to utilize them to promote learning. by AJ George.

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Simplicity Combats Complexity

Big Dog, Little Dog

James Murphy, a former F-15 fighter jet pilot and now CEO of a team building company, notes in a recent article that “complexity is the mortal enemy of good execution, and our world is nothing if not increasingly complex.” to discover lessons learned.

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The Science of Connection

CLO Magazine

This story was told by a Zappos employee and quoted in a June 2017 Forbes article, “Tony Hsieh Reveals the Secret to Zappos’ Customer Service Success in One Word.” But its lesson isn’t about flowers. “Last year, when I was working the phones, a woman called, trying to return some boots.

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Guest Blogger, Bryan Jones of – How to Repurpose Content in under 1 hour


The following article is reposted on with author’s permission. If you want learn the basics of science based learning, check out this post: Science-based Learning Resource Article. 7: Create a blog post (or article / whitepaper).

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Think Like a Start-Up, Act Like a Product Manager

CLO Magazine

In part one of this two-part article, “Managing Changes with Start-Up Thinking and Employee-Driven Learning,” I discussed the importance of getting started with employee-generated learning. Here are some key points to keep in mind: Start by scanning the employee landscape.

The Art of Anticipation in Story-Based eLearning Design

Vignettes Learning

People can barely resist a well-told story and their minds are enticed to follow the plot with embedded lessons. Interestingly,Thomas Levenson wrote an article in the MIT Technology Review about Rebecca Saxe’s experiments on theory of the Mind (ToM).

Work = Learning

Breakthrough eLearning

Working Smarter in Terra Nova Circa 2015 Jay Cross and his colleagues at Internet Time Group have recently published an interesting article on the evolution of work. Reinforcing the lesson by applying 3. "Change is so fast and furious that work and learning blur into one activity."

Three Ways to Improve E-Learning

CLO Magazine

In 2012, Deloitte published an article by Doug Palmer, Steve Lunceford and Aaron Patton titled “The Engagement Economy — How Gamification Is Reshaping Businesses.” As with gamification, technology is making it easier to create more context-rich scenario lessons. Separately, in a 2009 article Clark asserts that scenario-based learning, when applied with solid instructional design methodology, can dramatically decrease training time.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015


Feedly tracks what you''ve read, enables you to star articles to save for later, and easily share your favorites across your social media networks. Ask questions and get instant results to better direct your lesson. Learning comes in many forms, not all of which occur in a classroom.

eLearning Software: The Perfect Ingredient to Create a High-Performance Ecosystem


On scanning the Search Engine Guru, the first meaning that pops up on the screen defines eLearning as the ‘learning conducted via electronic media, typically on the Internet.’ They failed to retain at least 20% of the lessons taught in the sessions at the end of the day.

Virtual and Augmented Reality : The Future of E-learning

CommLab India

With VR, they can actually experience the content of the lesson in the classroom or at their desks. Virtual reality and augmented reality are two popular buzzwords in the e-learning world. I’m sure you might have heard and even looked them up in the Internet.

Security for WordPress Websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence Security Plugin


It’s just one of those lessons learned the hard way, and I’ll just encourage you who’s watching or listening. Then, you want to run a scan. It’s how it got started, so run a scan and see what it reports back.

Common Questions and Some Thoughts Around Blogs and Blogging

Tony Karrer

How to do share your thoughts/lessons learnt without seeming to be the expert"? blogs are about sharing best practices, lessons learned and learning from others" We agree on this! I have noticed that many of the current corporate/business blogs try to cover all the bases i.e. covering news, books, tools, articles, best practices, personal news etc. Use aggregators (human or automatted) who are scanning lots of sources and giving you what they deem relevant.

How to Repurpose Content in under 1 hour


If you want learn the basics of science based learning, check out this post: Science-based Learning Resource Article. She discusses how our brains were designed to keep us alive, so we’re constantly distracted during learning as we subconsciously scan our environments to danger. Take an email like this and send it out to your 10 experts: Hi [INSERT NAME], I’m working on a quick lesson to help [new customer service reps] do their job better.

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