When should we "help" adults get it right?

Last week I was driving to a meeting listening to NPR. I ended up sitting in my car for a few minutes once I arrived at my destination to listen to an incredible story. Apparently there is an ongoing investigation in the Atlanta public school system to determine if adults corrected answers to standardized tests […]

Using games to help people learn

This is a must-try for anyone who wants to explore alternate-reality games (probably one of the more highly complex forms of game play to create!). This game starts TODAY, October 7th, and it’s an experiment funded by the Robert Wood Foundation. The goal of the game is to see if the community can pool together […]

How much support do learners want/need?

Lately I’ve been working on lots of cool projects where I get to help create interactive, learner-driven e-learning. Love it!  Which means that I get the opportunity to talk a lot about how much help learners should have, along with how soon they get feedback after making a mistake.  My challenge is that my first […]

Training vs. Learning: When all you really need to do is communicate

I’ve been doing a bit of work with clients lately where their “training request” is really a request for communication design. I devised a graphic to help clarify the distinctions in “learners” using terminology that I’ve heard several clients use: shallow dive vs. deep dive. Shallow dive implies we need to tell them SOMETHING, but […]

Green Screen Video Tips

            Happy Fourth of July! As I thought about all of the pyrotechnics of the coming holiday, the special effects the video crews will use to produce that TV special with the Boston Pops and the fireworks from the White House lawn, I had to reflect on my own special […]

Training Trends 2010: What’s happening and so what?

I just finished giving a talk on training trends – what they are and the “so what’s” associated with them. Here’s a link to the slides associated with this presentation We had a nice group of folks participating, and we generated lots of discussion. Here – for those of you who don’t want to access […]