Legacy Systems

I love the podcast Accidental Creative. It’s a great quick audio inspiration for creative professionals looking to produce good work without getting burned out. The latest podcast covers legacy systems, and how to keep them…

Learning and Big Data

Recently there’s been a lot of hype surrounding the concept known as “big data.” Gartner even ranked it on its 2012 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle, creeping towards the “peak of inflated expectations.” Hype aside, big…

The Ghost of eLearning Future

During my 5+ years as an eLearning developer, I’ve continually wondered what our industry would look like if we didn’t become entrenched in decade(s) old bad habits. What if we could truly embrace advances in…

Unconventional eLearning Simulation

Last year during the Articulate Storyline beta, I created an unconventional “eLearning” simulation. Since I typically spend work days creating conventional corporate training courses (sales training at the time), I wanted to try something completely different…

Moving into 2013

2012 was a huge year for me personally. I started a new job in August, became a father (again) in September, and achieved several personal goals I set earlier in the year including running 5k….

Effective Visual Design

Back in 2012 I wrote a 3 part series for the Impact Instruction Group blog covering the importance of visual design and how to use it effectively. Part 1 – Being an Advocate for Good…

The Problem with Templates

Think about the last time you created a presentation in a program like PowerPoint. Did you use one of the design templates (themes) that come pre-installed? Did you find a free template online? What led…