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The myth of learning styles

This one might be a wee bit controversial for people in the learning industry. After all, learning styles (how learners prefer to get their learning) has been conventional wisdom for decades. The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan has done a great job citing the research in The Myth of ‘Learning Styles’. And there’s a lot of published […]

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Build a better assessment

Mary Burns writes about computer-based assessments in eLearning Industry’s online blog. She says poor design is one of the main reasons any assessment will fail. We agree, but we also know that a proper assessment tool can be just as important. We say this with confidence because we built our own tool. Here’s Mary’s Guidelines […]

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Bad brainstorming kills ideas

Professor, author and innovation expert, Barry L. Cross has written a discussion paper for Queen’s University Smith School of Business on the topic of brainstorming and how storyboarding can help make brainstorming sessions successful: “Much of what passes for brainstorming are idea-killing sessions that leave organizations thinking they’re not innovative. The technique of storyboarding can remove […]

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Combining eLearning with a Chatbot

An AI-enabled Chatbot or Smartbot lets users interact and have realistic conversations with the program. Ravi Pratap Singh has written an article about the world’s first chatbot-powered eLearning course using Storyline—Project Disha. Project Disha addresses the topic of workplace sexual harassment in India via an interactive, scenario-based eLearning Course and a Chatbot called Disha the […]

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Create your own custom Chatbot

Alexander Salas has outlined 10 steps for creating your own custom Chatbot for eLearning purposes. This includes creating free accounts on Skype, QnA, and BotFramework; creating, testing, and verifying your knowledge base data; and embedding your Chatbot in the eLearning. Read the full eLearning Industry article.

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When not to invest in training

This is a good Ron Carucci article. He writes about when companies should invest in training their employees and when they shouldn’t. The first step is to understand whether the need is skills based or a knowledge deficit—which can be addressed with a well-designed training program. But if the problems are systemic, then the training […]

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Six ways to make learning stick

Redwood’s tagline is learning that sticks. So we thought we’d share Kirstie Greany’s interview with Learning Psychologist, Stella Collins: HOW TO MAKE BRAIN-FRIENDLY LEARNING THAT STICKS. Here are her six ways (and accompanying quotes): L is for linking. “It’s about warming up the right set of neurons so they’re ready to receive new information.” E […]

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17 eLearning Trends of 2019

We’re highlighting Asha Pandy’s eLearning Industry’s article about eLearning trends in 2019 for a reason. It’s well thought out and she has structured the trends into four groupings as follows: ONE: Trends That Help Learners Learn and Apply This Learning to Show Better Performance or Behavioral Change: Mobile Learning Digitalization of ILT (to Blended or Fully […]

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Stop making New Year’s resolutions

Welcome to 2019! Meg Salter, author of Mind Your Life: How Mindfulness Can Build Resilience and Reveal Your Extraordinary, recommends setting goals and intentions rather than New Years’ resolutions. Goals (tangible, objective outcomes that are to be achieved in the future) are your destination, while intentions (purpose or values that are in the present) describe your […]

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