Andrew Barry

After working in corporate training for just over a decade, I started Curious Lion in the belief that we could do a better job creating custom digital training. Too often I had seen online training consist of hastily thrown together eLearning versions of slide decks. I knew there was a better way.

Prior Knowledge: The Most Important Factor for Learning

Rows and rows of prior knowledge

When faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, medical experts confronting the coronavirus first consulted their prior knowledge of similar viruses to look for clues to contain this one. When you are learning how to use a new piece of software, you are unconsciously looking for ways it’s similar to software you’ve used in the past, and …

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Rows and rows of prior knowledge

9 Tips for a Productive Organization from the CIA

Invert, always invert

Instead of asking how to create a productive organization, ask how not to do it. Then avoid what causes the opposite of what you want to achieve. This approach to solving problems came from Carl Jacobi. Jacobi was the first Jewish mathematician to be appointed professor at a German university.  He is also known for teaching his research students …

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Invert, always invert

Custom Learning Experiences: The Indisputable Benefits

Your company is unique, your custom learning experience should be too

Imagine if your job involved training employees to make split-second decisions that literally mean life or death. This is where the director of talent management at Air Methods found herself. The company, based in Colorado, trains pilots to operate medical response helicopters. Understandably, Air Methods did not want to adopt a “one size fits all” …

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Your company is unique, your custom learning experience should be too

What’s Up With L&D (How Corporate Training Solutions Can Help)

Corporate training mistakes lead to empty auditoriums

Training your corporate workforce is one of the most critical investments you’ll make to grow your business. From online learning guides to in-person training meetings, if you’re training programs aren’t effective, you can lose money on ineffective employees who don’t help your business succeed. You hired smart, capable people because you believed they are the best fits for …

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Corporate training mistakes lead to empty auditoriums

Cuomo’s Masterclass in Multimedia Learning Design

We can't be stupid about multimedia learning design

When conveying important information, it is hard to understate the importance of multimedia learning design in getting your message across. Right now, there is nothing more important than getting information about the coronavirus out to the world. If you live in New York state you will no doubt have seen one of Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s …

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We can't be stupid about multimedia learning design

5 Steps for Creating Online Learning – Are You Missing Any?

5 steps for creating your digital training

Online Learning Guide Contents Who is this online learning guide for? Why the shift to online learning could be a good thing. Differences for the learner between in-person and online learning. Be more intentional about your training design. Know your multimedia options for online learning delivery. The 5 steps in the online learning development process. …

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5 steps for creating your digital training

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