Learning Design isn’t for the wimpy

Clark Quinn

I’ve had my head down on a major project, a bunch of upcoming speaking engagements, some writing I’ve agreed to do, and…(hence the relative paucity of blog posts). That project, however, has been interesting for a variety of reasons, and one really is worth sharing: ID isn’t easy. We’ve been given some content, and it’s not just about being good little IDs and taking what they give us and designing instruction from it.

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The Case for Self-Paced Learning in the Workplace


Compared to a traditional learning situation in which students may read huge amounts of textbook pages in one sitting, microlearning may seem a little wimpy.

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Why you want to focus on actions, not learning objectives » Making Change

Making Change

Learning objectives are wimpy. Pop quiz! What do these people need to do? Put out the fire. Describe the techniques used to extinguish a fire. What does this woman need to do to stay in business? Sell flowers. Explain the principles of the flower-selling process.

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Effective Communication Training- The Three Most Important Words


No wimpy stuff, here Attention —When you''re attempting to communicate, you need to ensure you have the other party''s attention. You know those jokes speakers start off with? That''s to get your attention. Intention —A speaker has to project themselves into the audience.