Hollywood or YouTube – What’s the right level of training video production?

A couple of weeks I completed a video shoot for two short training videos. (When I say “I”, I mean I made sure there were snacks and supplies for my hard working video team.) I know that 90% of my job as project manager on shoot days is making sure that there is sugar around […]

Responding to Requests for Proposals for Learning Projects

We get lots and lots of proposal requests from current and prospective clients…and I’ve been writing a ton of proposals lately. Some are much easier to write than others, and the ease/difficulty is 100% dependent on the quality of the request. Some of the RFPs – requests for proposals – we receive are very good […]

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. And sometimes I think that people perceive the process will go something like this: We start with a 126 slide PowerPoint presentation. We insert the presentation into a conversion machine. An engaging, effective e-learning course comes out on the other side. (and […]

The iPad and learning, education, and training: Is a learning revolution unfolding?

I’ve watched eagerly as Apple moved from concept to launch with the iPad. For at least two years I’ve believed that training and education will be revolutionized when we finally have a hand-held device that puts rich multimedia experiences literally in the hands of learners – from kids to corporate-types. I’m not talking about the […]

Learning 2.0: Everyone is trying to figure it out…and someone boldly proclaims Twitter to be dead

I’ve been reading tons of posts lately on “Learning 2.0.” Folks have been talking about “Web 2.0” since 2004 – it’s taken the learning community until 2009 to get onto the band wagon. The big question everyone is asking is, “How can we use Learning 2.0/Web 2.0 to facilitate informal learning in our organization and […]

BLP to speak at ISPI

Headed to the ISPI conference in a few weeks? Be sure to check out “Learning Technologies: Finding the Right Fit.” Nancy Harkness, BLP’s Learning Services Director, is conducting a 40-minute session on evaluating technology for use in learning. She’ll walk through BLP’s scan and focus evaluation process. She’ll also discuss some of the most common […]