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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...

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...

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...

Blended Learning: The best of both worlds

Blended Learning: The best of both worlds

As I talk with colleagues and clients in organizations large and small, our conversations inevitably turn to how people will work after the pandemic. Many are planning a hybrid approach, and it seems remote work and learning will be a lingering effect of the world...

Supporting Remote Employees

Supporting Remote Employees

Every year I create a photo book for my family. I find digital photos stay digital, and we never see them, so a photobook gives us a way to remember the year. It is great fun pulling out the books from when the kids were babies! I finished the 2020 photobook on the...

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...

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...

What makes a good online course? Part 3 of 3

What makes a good online course? Part 3 of 3

Three components for online training: Technology, Design and Facilitation In July, I facilitated my program, Redesigning in-person for Online: Process, templates and Support. As part of the design, I created this model to summarize the components I believe are...