This starts with the purchase of a bottle of 19 Crimes wine, per a friend’s recommendation. The liquor store attendant asked, “Have you checked out the app?” No, but now curiosity set in. A quick search reveals that if you download the “Living Wine Labels” app and point it at the wine label, cool things… Continue reading ARgggh! The Fuss About Augmented Reality.
Have you noticed that captions (a.k.a. subtitles) in social media videos have become more common? Captioning videos has historically been used in e-learning to improve accessibility for learners with hearing impairments. Beyond accessibility, evidence is emerging that captions improve engagement and comprehension (hence why you are seeing more videos with captions on Facebook). In short, there… Continue reading Improving Accessibility Through Video Captions
The other day an Apple commercial caught my eye. The camera followed a young girl as she biked around a city with her iPad Pro. She used her device to write, draw, send messages, read comics, etc. And when asked, “Whatcha doin’ on your computer?”, she answered, “What’s a computer?” I don’t normally pay attention… Continue reading What is a Classroom: 5 Reasons to Implement an LMS in your Organization
Welcome to 2018! In the last post, we reviewed 4 common ways to deliver training. But often, knowing the differences between training delivery methods isn’t always helpful in terms of actually selecting the right one for a situation. We will tackle that briefly here. On the job training – or one-one-one training at the job… Continue reading Choosing a Training Delivery Method
We are nearing the end of 2017, and many managers are making plans for training in the upcoming year. During this time of year especially, managers often ask me: What are my options for training employees, customers, and clients? How do I pick the best one? In this post, I give a summary of the… Continue reading 4 Common Ways to Deliver Training in Organizations
I am one of those people who likes to learn for the sake of learning. To me, learning is fun and I don’t have to be encouraged to do it. If I’m curious about something, I jump into research and try to find out as much as I can about the topic at hand. That’s… Continue reading Gamification: Gimmick or Actual Learning?
Learning another language through immersion works! I am a fluent Spanish-speaker today because I lived in the Dominican Republic for a few years as a teen. Knowing only basic words and phrases, I was thrown in during the summer months and was able to express myself by the time school started. I also met many… Continue reading 5 Ways to Design Immersive E-Learning
According to Gallup, 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work. This is expensive to companies as it negatively impacts productivity and can lead to employee turnover. One way to combat disengagement and boost morale is to pay more attention to learning opportunities. Lack of opportunities for professional development is a common… Continue reading 3 Reasons for Small Businesses to Invest in E-Learning