Copy Cat or Reverse Engineering?

I recently completed 12 of 12 AWS Cloud Quest scenario/lab-based exercises. It was a lot of fun for me, both from a cloud/technical learning perspective and also from an eLearning design perspective. I enjoyed the Solutions Center UX/UI so much, that I decided to reverse engineer the experience using Articulate Storyline. It’s still a workContinue reading “Copy Cat or Reverse Engineering?”

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It by Laura Delizonna Summary The highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety — the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake. Studies show that psychological safety allows for moderate risk-taking, speaking your mind, creativity, and…“There’s no team without trust,”Continue reading “High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It”

The Important Benefits of Getting to Know Your Core Values

By: Mat Beecher Both organizations and individuals benefit greatly from knowing and living up to their core values. When we know what our core values are, and live up to them in the things that we do, we show integrity. Integrity is what lives at the intersection of core values and actions. Unfortunately, it takesContinue reading “The Important Benefits of Getting to Know Your Core Values”

Psychological Safety Meets Toxic Positivity

By: Mat Beecher Way back in 1990, psychological safety was defined by William Kahn as, “being able to show and employ one’s self without fear of negative consequences of self-image, status or career.” Near the beginning of the 21st century (and to the present), Amy Edmondson helped bring psychological safety into the forefront of leadershipContinue reading “Psychological Safety Meets Toxic Positivity”

4 Types of Training Videos for Learning

Better Videos, Better Learning Videos are an excellent way for Learning & Development professionals to create focused micro-learning. Keeping videos short and to the point allows for easier [future] edits and maintaining user attention. Make sure the videos you create are stored in a convenient place and well-organized to ensure that your learners can accessContinue reading “4 Types of Training Videos for Learning”

4 Must Have Features of Best Corporate Training Videos and 5 Examples

Great advice, and a fun animated ‘video’ example of putting their advice into action. This article isn’t just about video, but more so learner retention, how to design training to meet the ‘mental’ capacity of learners, and how to reinforce classroom training with eLearning, videos, and podcasts. Source: 4 Must Have Features of Best CorporateContinue reading “4 Must Have Features of Best Corporate Training Videos and 5 Examples”

The Path to Effective Assessments in Corporate Training | eLearning Blog

At heart, learning is action and reflection, and instruction is designed action and guided reflection. As instructional designers, we should be creating learning experiences that are a series of problems supplemented with resources to guide performance and then feedback to refine understanding.  Such problem-solving, when evaluated (whether scaffolded with feedback or not, but why wouldContinue reading “The Path to Effective Assessments in Corporate Training | eLearning Blog”

When You’re Full, You’re Full

Cathy Moore is brilliant and it seems nearly every post she puts out is spot on and to the point. I can never get enough and wholeheartedly agree with her mission to save the world from boring training. In this post, she touches upon an age-old problem in the learning environment, trying to cram too muchContinue reading “When You’re Full, You’re Full”