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…


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Green Screen Video Tips

    Leannne standing on the green screen.         Happy Fourth of July! As I thought about all of the pyrotechnics of the coming holiday, the special effects…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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Sharepoint for Learning and Communication: How can corporate learning and development staff use it more effectively?

Confession time: I like reality shows, especially those that show personal transformations. One of the shows I catch occasionally is Hoarders on A&E. It's…


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Outstart’s ForceTen: Tips on using the e-learning authoring tool

What is "Outstart's ForceTen?" Outstart is a company who bought out Eedo the company who originally owned ForceTen which is an LCMS (Learning Content…


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Helping Your SMEs Help You

I love working with SMEs. (OK, most of the time I love working with SMEs. But really, I only love working with people in general most of the time.) Subject…


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Creating a good elearning or ILT course: Getting SMEs to think about outcomes

So...anyone can create a course, right? But...very few people actually create GOOD courses that truly train people to do something. If you are tasked with…


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