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 […]

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 […]