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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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Masterful storytelling

The Dodo’s “goal is to serve up emotionally and visually compelling, highly sharable animal-related stories and videos to as many people as possible to help make caring about animals a viral cause.”We’d go further and say they have one of the most effective storytelling approaches we’ve ever seen—one that engages both heart and mind and spurs […]

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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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Finding the right authoring tool

There are many authoring tools in the marketplace above and beyond the three biggies: Storyline, Lectora, and Captivate. But how can you select a tool that is right for you? Read Kirstie Greany’s article: 7 Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing an Authoring Tool. Here’s the seven questions in a nutshell: Is it easy […]

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Alison Green has biases

Yes, we already posted about advice columnist, Alison Green; however, the biases she lists in her Ask a Manager website are worth their own post: “I believe the whole point of managing is to get things done. Everything else follows from there. I believe that employers and employees should just be straightforward with each other and not […]

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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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Let the music play

A few years ago, musician Scott Bradley decided to launch something called Postmodern Jukebox. The idea was to take modern songs and have talented musicians and vocalists perform them in styles from the past. For example, ABBA’s Dancing Queen done as a 1920’s hot jazz cover or Fleetwood Mac’s Don’t Stop as a 1060’s New […]

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The big lies of strategy

Roger L. Martin is one of the world’s more influential management thinkers and the Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness and Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management. His article on THE BIG LIES OF STRATEGY is a must-read. The premise? Strategy works best when narrowed down to the following […]

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