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Feb
11

Spotlight on Marketplace Chaplains

I serve the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth market and have been working with Marketplace Chaplains in Plano, Texas for several months on a mobile learning solution. I am delighted to share some great news about recognitions for our client and their impact on talent development excellence.

Each year, the Dallas Association for Talent Development (ATD) chapter holds its Axis Awards event. Over 50 local organizations have been lauded for their outstanding work in these important areas: leadership development, instructional design and delivery, learning technologies, talent/performance management, change management, strategic planning and more.

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Aug
14

Spotlight on Microlearning Done Right

Quality microlearning doesn’t just happen. After I shared a few months ago I about how to create a great microlearning event, people expressed interest in seeing more examples of great microlearning. To that end, we decided a microlearning competition would provide just the right venue for the experts to show us how they do it.Let’s take a quick look at each of the winning applicants’ best practices.

Grand prize winner, David Neun, produced a high quality and engaging 3-minute learning segment about Behavioral Styles. Following is a brief description of his submission:

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Jun
18

Gilbane’s Learning Successes

In a recent TrainingPros Learning Insights Radio show, I arranged for special guest Kevin Clancy with Gilbane Building Company to share their many learning successes with Business Radio X co-hosts Lee Kantor and Stone Payton. The entirety of this TrainingPros virtual radio show can be heard on our SoundCloud channel, but I invite you to check out the highlights in my blog post.

In terms of credibility, Gilbane is enjoying a fourteenth straight year with recognition in Training Magazine’s Top 125. This construction management company also pushed ahead 14 spots to break into the coveted top 25 of the training luminaries. Their Gilbane University is widely supported by all levels of management as their branded learning & development function, and we were able to hear and read about their programs.

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May
07

TrainingPros Microlearning Competition

Are you a microlearning guru? If so, we‘d like to invite you to participate in our Microlearning Competition. TrainingPros has partnered with Teresa Davenport, President and Founder at Davenport Design & Development, to provide a platform for eLearning professionals to engage and learn from peers and learning leaders in the industry. The microlearning competition evolved from TrainingPros' recent webinar – “Microlearning: How It’s Done,” also presented by Teresa Davenport.

This competition presents a unique opportunity for eLearning professionals to showcase their knowledge and expertise in the latest trends and tools in microlearning. Please see additional details below on how to participate

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Mar
19

Microlearning: How It’s Done

Winston Churchill once said, "Personally, I am always ready to learn; although I don’t always like being taught." Most of us today would agree with Churchill’s comment – we want to choose what we learn, how we learn, and when we learn. Perhaps that’s why microlearning is such a great fit for today’s learners – it’s short, focused, and highly engaging. If you’d like to develop microlearning, but not sure how, read on!

Microlearning: What It Is

Microlearning is…

  • Short. if you target a learning event within three to five minutes, you’re on target.
  • Focused. You must communicate the main point immediately – perhaps even in your title! Your entire microlearning event should support your primary point.
  • Highly engaging. Video or highly animated and engaging graphics with audio are the go-to elements of most microlearning events. On the high end of microlearning Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are great ways to communicate your message; on the low-tech end, printed or digital job aids can also meet the need.
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