Content Creators – Make Learning Interesting!

Those who have studied the cognitive science behind storytelling and game play point out that knowledge retention is increased greatly by using either or both of these methods. By creating a story out of the content you are presenting and turning it into a game, you make e-learning much more interesting to the learner.

Should Trainers Speak in Buzzwords?

As soon as you begin a presentation and you turn out to be wrong (in the case of statistics), or unintelligible (in the case of the Jargon Trap), people begin to mentally step back from you. And if they do that, they have lost the message and you have lost the game.

Frusterated with Healthcare Technology?

Usability roughly can be defined as the ease with which a technology can be used, and the study of how different technology designs can either contribute to or prevent errors. In healthcare, this is a big deal because errors can have very serious negative consequences for the patient.

Nonprofit Leaders in Dynamic and Challenging Times

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations requires business acumen as well as vision, direction and passion for their causes.

Music and Memory

I often use the "I've slept since then" response, but it's still embarrassing and annoying to be that reliant on notes. I've often vented in frustration "Why can't I remove these 80's song lyrics from my childhood and use the space for the stuff I need to remember now?!"

If You Build It…They Will Come?

"...hospitals should not use outdated facilities as an excuse for achievement of suboptimal satisfaction scores." - Dr. Zishan Siddiqui

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Willpower vs. Procrastination

Procaffeinating is a new word to enter in to my vocabulary, but I can tell you that it is a certified truth.  In my experience in Academia as a graduate student, in Museums and now in the Corporate World I have learned that one thing is constant across any workplace: Do Not Mess With The ...

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Armchair RCA: Nightmare in the Museum

A Root Cause Analysis of the problem is so important to prevent these issues from happening again. But unfortunately I've seen a lot of cultural paternalism and blame-the-curators going on in this case. Not only is this not helpful, it will not prevent the next Nightmare in the Museum.

An Objection to Objectives

Last week I was able to catch up on a webinar that I had been meaning to view for several months.  Ethan Edwards from Allen Interactions, Inc. presented a very interesting session for the Association for Training and Development (ATD) titled 10 Ways to Ruin your E-Learning: A How To Guide in Reverse.  The webinar was ...

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