Quickest Route from Idea to Action

If you’ve attended one of my sessions or shot the breeze with me about learning design, there’s a high likelihood the conversation took a turn into what it takes for new ideas to catch hold. I’m pretty passionate about it because a large percentage of breakout sessions, webinars, and eLearning courses are designed as information […]

Read This Before Scheduling an LMS Demo

When in the market for a new piece of technology, it’s natural to stop by the store and compare your options. Appropriate for a nice pair of wireless headphones, lightning fast laptop, or a shiny new HD TV. And helpful to compare features and reviews of mobile apps, software, or plugins. Which is why it […]

Prove It: Measuring eLearning Success

I planted a garden again this spring, blessed with help to clear the weeds from my veggie patch and turn the soil. We selected varieties of plants that would be low maintenance (for a solopreneur mother of four) and lovingly welcomed them to grow. I’ve got yellow pear tomatoes and sugar sweet grape tomatoes in there. […]

Objects [Your Competitors] Are Closer Than They Appear

A few years ago I took my first trip to the Grand Canyon. When people say that pictures can’t capture the Canyon’s magnificence, they know what they’re talking about. We stayed at a ranch on the Canyon rim. We helicoptered into the Canyon to meet our crew (ridiculously awesome!). And we spent three days rafting the […]

Incremental Innovations: 3M’s for a Learning #WIN

This week we’re getting our first peek inside the US Bank Stadium here in Minneapolis – the Viking’s spectacular new home. At the beginning of the building project I worked downtown just a few blocks from the construction site. There was a constant flow of people (like me!) year round stopping by to witness this […]

5 Secrets for Boosting Webinar Attendance

Anyone in the trenches of webinar production has their ratio. It’s the proportion of registrants to projected attendees. Because it’s become a sure thing that not everyone who registers will actually be there. Why is that? Anecdotally, we know there are occasionally tech issues preventing people from logging in. We suspect webinars scheduled during the […]

Incremental Innovations: Building Learning Pathways

We live in a hypertext world. This shift has forever changed our assumptions about the shape of knowledge and our access to it. When I share back-in-the-day stories with my kids about rifling through card catalogs and researching articles in periodical indexes, they giggle. How silly and inefficient! Knowledge is no longer confined to paper. Ideas […]

Incremental Innovations: UX Design to Delight & Transform

I recently brought home a new Surface Pro 4. Opening the package was like unwrapping a gift – each component thoughtfully and elegantly designed, heightening my anticipation. So much so that when I first booted up and it winky smiled at me, I shot a big old smile right back at it! Welcome home, my […]

Incremental Innovations: Thinking Like a Toothpaste Brand

Crest has 41 toothpaste products. Colgate features 45. Is that overkill? Actually, no. Brands invest in knowing us and what we want and what we value that will compel us to choose their product over all others. Do you know your learner-customers? Do you know what will compel them to choose your education programs over […]

Incremental Innovations: Your Content Cornerstone

What are your association’s content priorities this year? If you answered my question with a question, this Incremental Innovation is for you. Imagine a world where you’re no longer at a loss after a disappointing call for proposals. Imagine working from a content calendar strategically delivering the right content at the right time over the […]