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Are Innovation and Education a Perfect Couple or a Dangerous Match?

There is no disputing that the pace of innovation and new technologies being delivered to the education marketplace is at an all-time high. It seems new offerings and companies seem to sprout up faster than the weeds in my garden. In fact, Forbes cited 2015 as the year gamification went mainstream. The question: “Is all …

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Training Optimization: How to Get an ROI from Your LMS

There is one concept in life that most everyone would agree upon and I’m not talking about the inevitability of death and taxes. I’m talking about change. Change is hard and so hard that even when individuals and companies are in a ‘change or die’ situation, most still don’t have the ability to do what …

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Educators and Marketers are Both Facing a Huge Problem

I admit, I am a relative newbie to the world of learning compared to those lifelong professionals who have been on the journey for more than my paltry 4 years. One thing I have observed is that learning suffers from the same challenge that marketers do each day: how do I get my audience to …

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Learning is Not a Hat, and One Size Does Not Fit All

How to Adapt Your Learning Strategy to Reach All Learners When is the last time you took a standardized test? Do you feel like it fairly measured your intelligence and knowledge? Did you enjoy taking the SAT or ACT? For most (and myself), the answer is no. Even though standardized tests, huge lecture halls, and …

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Bridge the Gap between Training and Performance – What really happened at United

Yesterday United Airlines settled their recent passenger debacle out of court for an undisclosed amount of money (watch the video below!). Speculation has it starting in the 7 figure range and could have very likely been in the 8 figures. That’s 10 Million +, not to mention close to a billion dollar hit to their …

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4 Reasons Instructor-Led Training is Killing Your Sales Potential

If you want to earn, you’ve got to learn. Staying on top of market trends, needs, insights, and news is key to maximizing your organization’s sales potential. As a result, sales teams weak on knowledge don’t get far – even if the rest of their skillset is outstanding. For this reason, most sales-oriented businesses invest …

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Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning

Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of Learning and Development (L&D) organizations.  A consistent observation I’ve made is that the majority of learning deployed to organizations is purely knowledge-based.  In fact, many L&D professionals I’ve worked with report that 70% to 85% of the learning they provide their organizations is designed …

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Game Development: A Designer Perspective

As a second semester, part-time student enrolled in the Master of Science in Instructional Technology program at Bloomsburg University, I recently completed a course named “Gamification”, taught by Dr. Karl Kapp. Structured in a weekly online environment, our class was granted access to use the highly engaging cloud-based eLearning platform mLevel to enhance our course …

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Are you ready to engage tomorrow’s workforce?

Earlier this year I had the honor of participating in FocusOn Learning’s DemoFest 2016 with our Partner, Pearson Learning. We demonstrated our partnership in bringing Learning Games to the Introduction to Business education market.  There are a variety of aspects that brought our partnership together but the one I would like to focus on in this post is student or …

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Boiling Frogs and the Need for L&D to Innovate

Earlier this year, I attended the exemplary Bersin by Deloitte IMPACT conference.  If you’ve never attended this event, make plans to do so next year.  The content is excellent. In one of his keynotes, Josh Bersin mentioned that the Net Promoter Score (NPS) for Learning & Development (L&D) is minus 31.  If you are not …

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