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Goodbye to a learning pioneer

The team at Redwood would like to extend their condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Gary Woodill who passed away this past weekend. Gary was a futurist, and a pioneer in the learning world. His visions and insights blazed the trail for many people in our industry. Much more than that, Gary was […]

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Everyone loves Covey

I’m amazed it’s taken us this long to talk about Stephen Covey in our blog—he’s just that influential. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People continues to be relevant 30 years after it was first published. You can EXPLORE the Covey website for more information about each habit. Be proactive Begin with the end […]

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Be nice for the good of the team

Be nice. That’s the conclusion of a years-long Google-driven project (Project Aristotle) to understand the right mix of people who make up high performing teams. We’ve already blogged about it in Five essential qualities for effective teams. But it bears repeating from another angle. Aamna Mohdin synopsized the results in his Quartz at work article. […]

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It’s not about you

A former head of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Program and current founder of People Formula, Robin Dreeke has written a book about trust called: It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone. I rather like Thomas Oppong’s article about it in Medium Magazine who writes, “Here is a […]

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Stop boring me

We’ve all had to sit through boring training at some time or other—including online learning. Juliette Denny writes in eLearning industry about the connection between learning and engagement and asks a question: When did learning stop being fun? She talks about an engagement crisis: “Whatever your misgiving with learning games might be, it’s hard to deny […]

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Use an interactive conversation coach to help with skeptics

Getting people to listen when they have made up their minds is difficult. But what if someone has based their decision on false and faulty information and the emotional takes over rather than the rational? Health information website, Verywell launched an interactive experience called Healthy Conversations “that uses the format of a choose-your-own-adventure text message […]

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Six killer examples of gamification in learning

Compliance training tends to be a serious matter—and it is. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add some fun, including gamification. Wikipedia’s definition: “Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. It can also be defined as a set of activities and processes to solve problems by using or applying the […]

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Online learning is going to high school

The Ontario provincial government just announced they want high school students to take online courses for four out of 30 high school credits in order to graduate. Joanne Laucius, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, says this means that “Ontario high school students will have more compulsory e-learning than any other jurisdiction in the world.” The […]

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Actionable Reporting is changing the measurement arena

How do we know our training is effective? How can we tie it to business outcomes? Through a well-planned assessment and measurement approach. And one of the more interesting is called Actionable Reporting that allows a user to act on information in real time. READ Alastair Simpson’s eLearning Industry article where he outlines 6 Requirements for Setting […]

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