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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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The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking

The process of learning and why it’s so important Learning isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. It’s not just reading a textbook, acing your test, and calling it a day. Hundreds of studies have been completed regarding how humans learn, process, and store information. No long drawn out stories or irrelevant use cases …

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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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The 3 Most Powerful Ways to Monetize Corporate Training

How microlearning has evolved traditional corporate training efforts Opportunities for professional development is a critical consideration for many employees and job seekers, especially those who are concerned with advancing their career. Organizations that have a culture of training or sponsor continuing education are more attractive to potential hires than their competitors without this benefit. The availability of …

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Microlearning: How Educators Can Learn from Athletes

Microlearning: How Educators Can Learn From Athletes

It’s time for the education industry to catch up to the field of athletics when it comes to understanding the impact data can have on human performance. For decades, athletes have been using microlearning, technology, and data to train effectively and perform better. As a child I grew up with a passion and love for sports …

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Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem

This is a follow up to my blog post about United Airlines’ mishandling of a seated passenger that resulted in media backlash and an out of court financial settlement. In the video, associated with my blog post, I describe three separate cohorts including law enforcement, United customer service agents, and leadership (CEO, Oscar Munoz), who …

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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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