2020 Skills: Sense-Making

In our first post on the skills required for the 2020 workplace, we explore the skill of sense-making, otherwise called creative thinking. 

Job Skills You’ll Need in 2020

Six drivers of change are increasing the importance of digital skills in the workplace. And in a virtuous cycle, digital skills are fostering job creation across the globe.

This Blockchain Explainer Gets So Many Things Right

Thie explainer video on blockchain demonstrates five principles of effective learning design superbly well. 

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Learning Content Like Netflix

Is your learning content binge-watchable? 

An Equal Partnership: Learning Providers and L&D Professionals ~ LinkedIn Interview ~

Recently, Andrew was interviewed by Catalyst Media. In part two of the interview he discusses how corporate learning and development is looking for training partners and not training vendors. 

Changing the Paradigm: A Look into the Future of Learning ~ LinkedIn Interview ~

This October, Andrew was interviewed by Catalyst Media. He shared some insights on the future landscape for training vendors. 

Millennials Just Love Video

Millennials expect you to interact with them using video. Find out how you can use video to provide education to your customers, promoting both brand awareness and brand equity. 

Education-Based Marketing: The Shift is Real

Video advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, as more and more consumers prefer to interact with brands through video. However it is a constant challenge to attract attention. This is where education-based marketing can help, since education is so often demand-driven. 

Anyone have any recommendations for great learning design?

Who do you turn to for recommendations when making daily decisions? Your friends mostly, right? The theory at work here is that using a conversational style rather than a formal style for narration in multimedia learning (e.g. using words like “you”, “your”, “we” and “us”) results in improved retention. The rationale here is quite simply that learners will try harder to make sense of verbal instruction if it is perceived as coming from a peer rather than from a formal teacher.

What closed captioning teaches us about the modality principle

Have you ever tried to watch a movie with captioning on, and the audio turned off? This is what trying to follow an e-learning with only text instruction is like. A solution to this challenge is provided by the Modality principle, which states that a learning designer should present words as speech rather than on-screen text.