Category: Miscellaneous

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Hit the Road, Flash!

Flash is hitting the figurative road, as Innovative Learning Group Business Development Director Tom Petro recently blogged so eloquently in “Yikes! Flash is going away.” Its upcoming departure is causing companies to dust off their e-learning catalogs and decide if it’s time for an upgrade. To help these efforts, ILG held a webinar called “Ins […]

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Unknow What You Know

I’ve been reading Michael Pollan’s book, How to Change Your Mind, about the history of the use of psychedelic drugs. What I find most interesting are Pollan’s descriptions of how an “experienced” mind works and what that might mean for creativity and ingenuity. While we laud experience and education specific to what we do and […]

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Step Up Your Game: Five Ideas for Developing Millennials

One of the biggest challenges companies face today is finding effective ways to train and retain millennials. Millennials are sometimes described as “lazy” or “entitled.” On the contrary, millennials are driven, possess essential skills, and hold a lot of potential. I can write this confidently because I’m a millennial. And as a millennial who works […]

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It’s Career Day! How Enlightening Teens About Careers in Training Provided Unexpected Inspiration

Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a local high school for Career Day. Talking to teens about training can be a little bit daunting! Those of us in the industry experience the relevance daily, but effectively communicating said relevance can prove challenging. Even for students bent on heading to college, the thought of […]

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The Hedgehog and The Fox

Philosopher Isaiah Berlin’s essay The Hedgehog and the Fox has generated discussion and debate for more than 60 years. Berlin titled his essay in homage to a fragment attributed to an ancient Greek poet, Archilochus. We probably take it too seriously. Berlin himself lamented as much. So let’s have some fun. It’s sort of an […]

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Mindfulness: Does It Have Merit?

Mindfulness. It’s everywhere these days … even in the world of corporate training. Some seem to think this is a good idea, and others are skeptical. Whether they consider mindfulness as spiritual “mumbo-jumbo,” or whether they worry that a spiritual practice is being co-opted by corporate America to make an extra buck, there is a […]

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A Quick Look at the Vuforia Software Development Kit for Augmented Reality

As are many of you, I’m excited to follow technology news and predict what affordances will become available for learning and performance support solutions using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Today, I’m going to focus on Vuforia, which is a toolkit for programmers to add AR functionality into their apps. A couple examples […]

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