Empathy Is Not a Trend

Do a web search for “empathy trend” and you’ll see some indications that empathy has been all the rage in recent years. Google Trends shows a slow upward rise in searches for empathy with sharp…

Learning & Development Podcasts

I love listening to podcasts while I work, but until recently, it was difficult to find good podcasts about my work in the learning and development (L&D) industry. That is no longer the case! I…

Embracing Creative Destruction

As a “knowledge worker” and a “creative”, I face an ever-present yet hidden dilemma – What makes me marketable today could slowly make me unmarketable tomorrow. In other words, both my productivity and effectiveness are…

FocusOn Learning 2016 Conference Recap

Last week the eLearning Guild hosted the first ever FocusOn Learning conference in Austin, TX. While this was my 3rd Guild conference, it was the first opportunity to present at a concurrent session and participate…

Unlock the Potential of mLearning

New technology is often understood through the lens of existing technology. Early on, this has the benefit of grasping any immediate benefits, but can also limit understanding its full potential… Read Full Post at Impact…

File > New Year

Today, this first day of 2014, I decided to do something I’ve been meaning to do for quite a while – create some hand crafted art for the hell of it. That’s what the image…

Visual Design for the Rest of Us

Quality visual design is a critical attribute of effective learning experiences. From the handouts printed for an instructor-led class to the screen layout of an e-learning course, to the user interface of a performance support…