Design 101: Sequencing learning

Design 101: Sequencing learning

I was in my early 20’s and in my first job doing data entry and photocopying at a large management consulting company. (Everyone starts somewhere!) I still remember my supervisor, Mary. I had such a hard time communicating with her and understanding what she wanted...

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Ways to blend learning

Ways to blend learning

I spent a week at a cottage recently with my husband’s entire family. We’re all double vaxxed, so I felt comfortable gathering with so many people. It was wonderful to be on the lake and able to socialize! With extended family, there are bound...

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Training and  non-training solutions

Training and non-training solutions

I had a glorious week at a cottage earlier in July and took a stack of books to read. One of the work-related books I read was Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age by Clark Quinn. It’s from 2014, so the...

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A Learning Strategy, now?

A Learning Strategy, now?

We had ‘Grandma Laura’ over for an outside BBQ this week. We had been waiting for the weather to warm up enough so that we could spend the entire time outside and be as safe as possible. We had a campfire after dinner, and I sat there marvelling at what joy having a...

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What is curriculum design?

What is curriculum design?

And how is it different than designing an individual course? My family put together two puzzles over the holidays. The first was a village in France and made me nostalgic about our family trip in 2017. The other puzzle was rows and rows of kittens. I noticed my son...

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Combatting the Forgetting Curve

Combatting the Forgetting Curve

You’ve probably heard the adage that we have memories like a goldfish. Of course, this has been debunked, but the myth persists. I wonder if part of the persistence of the myth is grounded in the forgetting curve. In 1885 Hermann Ebbinghaus studied memory and found...

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