Development Time for Corporate Learning: A Reality Check

A frequent part of my job is answering the question, “How long will that take?” And my answer is based on a combination of experience, data, and knowledge about the project type. In January, ATD posted updated data as to how long it takes to develop an hour of instructor-led and asynchronous eLearning. This has […]

ROI and L&D: What Trainers Need to Know About Operational Results

In January of this year, JD Dillon produced a nice blog post on insights for 2018. He curated several L&D thought leaders to share their thoughts on what L&D practitioners should focus on for 2018. He formulated a variety of questions to which they responded. The insights are good. The thought leaders within the blog post are […]

When Games Go Small: 4 Mobile Learning Game Design Principles

The education game market continues to grow rapidly, and mobile learning games are the dominant force in this market. Newzoo provides the insights for the generic games market; the Serious Play Conference released its annual report showcasing the huge growth specific to the education and corporate training sector. The compound annual growth rate in the […]

Chatbots and Virtual Assistants in L&D: 4 Use Cases to Pilot in 2018

Tech analysts predict that 2018 will be a big year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all its forms. We’ve reached a point where the virtual assistant on our smartphone can usually understand what we’re saying, devices powered by Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant can be had for as little as $50, and app developers can leverage powerful conversational […]

2018 Learning Trends Report (Free Download)

Thank you to everyone who recently participated in our Learning Trends Survey. We had 119 respondents from a wide variety of industries and many thoughtful responses to the open-ended questions. We used the survey results to create our 2018 Learning Trends Report. Our goal was simple: find out what knowledge and skills trainers find most important for their learners, […]

Training vs. Just-In-Time Resources: 5 Tools You Can Use Today

Eight years ago, I wrote a blog post on training versus learning. I was frustrated because clients often asked for “training” courses (eLearning, in particular) when what they really wanted to do was communicate information. They didn’t necessarily want the recipient to do anything. They wanted to share information with the recipient. The rise of the […]