Learning and Development Blog

eLearning Should Tell a Story

By Brianne Bailey on Sep 27, 2016 11:11:00 AM

 Research shows that learners gain a deeper understanding when their training is built on a story.  The story presents real-life scenarios in which employees are to apply their knowledge to solve a problem or construct a plan. Here are a few examples of how to incorporate storytelling in to your training sessions.


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Topics: eLearning

Tips and Tricks to Help Retain Knowledge

By Cristina Mendonca on Sep 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Every day we are bombarded with an avalanche of news, articles, advertisements, social media posts and more. Our families and friends email and text us at all hours. The amount of visual, aural, and emotional stimulation to our brains is simply staggering—and seems to be increasing all the time.


So how do you help your employees screen out all of this stuff while they are at work, so they can focus, retain the knowledge they need, and improve their memory, thus becoming more productive and effective at their jobs?

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Topics: Leadership Tips

Micro Learning Made Easy

By Bill Neville on Sep 20, 2016 11:11:00 AM

Have you ever taken a complex skill and broken it down into bite-size pieces?  When you are challenging your team to learn new skills, a bite-size skill may be more manageable. Micro learning is easier and more constructive, particularly in smaller amounts of time, with minimal cost involved. So, how do you set up a positive micro learning environment that is conducive to your business schedule and the amount of learning you need your team to garner?


Read on to find out!


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Topics: Learning Theories, eLearning

Designing eLearning for Non-Digital Natives

By D.J. Mendonca on Sep 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Creating an eLearning course for an audience who doesn’t have much experience with technology can be intimidating. Whether you are designing an elearning course that is targeted toward non-digital natives (such as “Introduction to Social Media”) or you want to make sure your courses are inclusive of learners from all levels of technical experience, we have some tips for you.

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Topics: eLearning, Tips for Effective Courses

Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning Mixed With Traditional Learning Methods

By Herb Tieger on Sep 13, 2016 11:11:00 AM

Various learning methods all have their uses and validity in certain training situations. Inevitably, different individuals learn successfully in different ways. But traditional learning methods, such as lecture and literature based learning, return time and again as some of the most commonly used instructional strategies across all disciplines.


When you are working toward educating a trusted and hard-working team, it is important to consider how your teaching approach may or may not succeed depending on their individual learning preferences.

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Topics: Instructional Design, Learning Theories

How Effective Is Your Learning Leadership?

By Serafim Mendonca on Sep 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

What makes a learning and development leader effective? It’s the ability to understand and deliver the needs of both instructors and learners—in other words, to manage the development process while expanding the capacity for learning.


You might be saying to yourself: This article isn’t for me. I’m not a learning and development leader.

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Topics: Leadership Tips

Mentoring Best Practices: Keep and Tweak The Transfer of Knowledge

By Brianne Bailey on Sep 7, 2016 3:00:00 PM


 Apprenticeship and mentorship programs can be extremely effective training tools. Many people in all lines of work learn best and most efficiently through shared experiences and hands-on learning. If your business has not invested in a program where younger employees are able to benefit from the experience and real-world knowledge of veteran employees, chances are that you are missing out on a real opportunity.


Here are some key ways to develop an apprenticeship program that ensures the right values, process, and even business ethics are transferred on to the next generation.


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Topics: Instructional Design, Workplace Best Practices

September 2016 L&D News

By Brianne Bailey on Sep 5, 2016 8:00:00 PM
We’ve scoured the web for all of the cutting edge learning and development stories and curated them for you in one, easy to read newsletter. Take a look!
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Topics: Clarity News

Using Classical Conditioning in eLearning for Success

By Cristina Mendonca on Sep 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

About a hundred years ago, psychologist John Watson did something he wouldn’t be able to get away with today: he purposefully created a fear of rats in a baby named Albert.


In a now-famous experiment, Watson introduced one-year-old Albert to a white rat, whom Albert loved. After a while, Watson began making a loud noise each time Albert reached for the rat. You can guess what happened next: baby Albert, who had just an hour ago been fond of touching his new pet, now wanted to be nowhere near it.

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Topics: Learning Theories, eLearning

How to Enhance the Productivity of Millennials in the Workplace

By Bill Neville on Aug 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A certain amount of stigma is associated with the millennial generation that is now entering the workforce for the first time. Wisecracks about participation trophies and social media obsessions have negatively influenced the popular impression of the character of millennials. Older generations have expressed doubts regarding their attention span, work ethic, and sense of responsibility.

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Topics: Workplace Best Practices

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