BLP President Sharon Boller and Dr. Karl Kapp Author Book, Launch Tour

Sharon Boller and Dr. Karl Kapp’s new book on learning game design is now available! “Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games” can be ordered from ATD Press and Amazon.com. The book bridges the gap between instructional design and game design and presents a step-by-step approach to designing learning […]

Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer? Microlearning. 18% of respondents said they’re excited about microlearning for the year ahead. The overall breakdown of […]

2017 Learning and Remembering Report (Free Download)

Thank you to everyone who recently participated in our Learning and Remembering Survey. We had 150 respondents from a wide variety of industries and many thoughtful responses to the open-ended questions. We used the survey results to create our 2017 Learning and Remembering Report. Our goal was simple: find out what knowledge and skills trainers find most […]

6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics

If you attended ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. Steven Boller and myself presented on this topic in front of a rather enthusiastic audience. We were excited to see just how ready people are to do something—anything—to get mobile learning started at their organization. I coined […]

Tired of Trends? Five 2017 Training Realities

I’ve read some thoughtful articles on learning trends over the last couple of weeks. But I’m obviously partial to Sharon’s article here on the Lessons on Learning blog. Any trends article that looks to the past for perspective when discussing trends gets my attention. Sharon’s use of the 1998 ATD State of the Industry report […]

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then […]