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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…