Tag: Innovative Learning Group

Sound Off

Using Sound Effects to Wow Your Learners Steve Austin, astronaut: a man barely alive. Gentlemen we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before…Better, Stronger, Faster. Opening narration from The Six Million Dollar Man, […]

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Interactive PDFs — An Underused Learning Solution

Not Quite E-Learning But More Than a Job Aid One of my first learning industry projects was in the late ‘90s, when printed PowerPoint facilitator guides and corresponding participant guides were all the rage. Within 10 years, e-learning had replaced many instructor-led training (ILT) sessions, which makes sense when you think about it, and why […]

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Gestalt Principles for E-Learning

Applying Meaning to Design Our brains seek to understand the big picture. We look for pattern relationships and meaning, and we can use this knowledge to help design better training. Understanding and applying Gestalt principles can help the learner absorb and enjoy the material. Gestalt means ‘the whole’ or ‘form’ and provides a theory on […]

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Design for All

The Importance of Accessibility One of the most frequent questions I receive when designing custom learning solutions for clients is a single sentence, usually expressed as a random comment or thrown in an email. “Can we make sure this is accessible?” Answering this question isn’t easy. Many of our clients have their own internal rules […]

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Make Virtual Reality a Reality!

Four Tips for Effectively Using Virtual Reality in Training As a learning technology consultant, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to effectively use new tools to enhance training and improve business results. Virtual reality (VR) holds a great deal of promise because it allows learners to apply skills or practice things they […]

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The Learning Experience Evolution

From Relationship Managers to Business Consultants Many Moons Ago… …I began working with a great team at Amway on transitioning its global sales account managers from administrative/relationship-building roles to strategic, business consultants or trusted advisors. This revolutionary change in position and perspective prompted the global sales learning and development team to also radically evolve its […]

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