Learning Culture

Sticky Stories: 4 Narrative Elements To Use in Your eLearning

Mrs. Madsen-Leibold, my Afrikaans language teacher, called the class to her table. With interest piqued, we watched as she spilled her pencil bag onto her desk. She was about to demonstrate the ancient practice of Indian Code Sticks, a long-forgotten (and completely fabricated by my teacher, I’m sure) technique to warn allies of how many […]

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Interactivity Matters: 3 Steps to Boost Interactivity in Your Next Course

Interactivity. It’s certainly a hot topic in the eLearning industry. But is it that important? Or is it just another addition to the L+D jargon pile? I was very curious about these questions, so I donned my instructional designer hard hat and did some digging. To guide you through my realizations, I’m going to show

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Six Visual Storytelling Elements to Say Less and Show More in Your Learning Experiences

I remember my first digital camera. It was a silver Kodak EasyShare. Small – pocket-sized. A little rope loop on one corner for on-the-go memory-making. That little camera saw me through 3 years of high school, a year living abroad in Germany, and barely survived my first year at university. This was back when we

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Leading in High-Pressure Situations: Reflections from our live conversation

What you will learn A career in sales can feel like one chaotic, high-pressure situation after another. As a leader, you can freeze, or you can lead confidently through short-term turmoil and set your team up for long-term success. The key to the second path looks like this: Self-Awareness: It starts with you. You need

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Challenging Assumptions: 5 Flipped Perspectives on Poor Work Cultures

Are you familiar with the term living company? Neither was I until I started working at one. Before joining Curious Lion, I was part of a workforce that bonded over the shared trauma of working at a job that left you feeling unappreciated, underpaid and overworked. These conditions are seen as ‘normal’ – all part

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Too Stressed to Learn? 7 Ways to Create Supportive Learning for Stressed-Out Learners

TL;DR: Stress and tragic events can mess with our brains and impair our ability to learn. Being in a constant state of stress makes it hard to concentrate, remember things, and stay motivated. As learning experience designers, we need to create a supportive learning environment which provides psychological safety, sets clear and measurable learning goals,

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Economic Machines, Human Communities, and the Shift into Long-Term Thinking

My company’s identity and my own were twisted into a toddler’s knot for too long. I had mushed them together so much that I couldn’t tell them apart, like a brown ball of kids putty. Joy, for me, comes from a relentless (sometimes overly) intellectual pursuit of the elusive Truth (with a capital T, yeah,

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Companies As Living Organisms

In a world of economic and geopolitical confusion, the key to sustained growth lies in strategies that span centuries, not just fiscal quarters. The question that inevitably emerges is how to transform an organization into a ‘Living Company,’ one that perpetually evolves, learns, and thrives. The concept of the ‘Living Company,’ as established by Arie

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