Don’t Be a Mean Girl

I read a great article recently talking about the importance of research and how to use research to our advantage. After reading the article, a look at the comments was surprising – of course we all know the comments section is where all civility goes to die, no matter the platform. People were being condescending toward others who don’t necessarily share their beliefs. No surprise, learner...
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Don’t Be an L&D Mean Girl

I read a great article recently talking about the importance of research and how to use research to our advantage. After reading the article, a look at the comments was surprising – of course we all know the comments section is where all civility goes to die, no matter the platform. People were being condescending toward others who don’t necessarily share their beliefs. No surprise, learner...
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Speed To Market

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zysit1_SjfEI’ve been in your shoes before – complaining about the unrealistic expectations that our business partners have on how quickly we can turn things around in L&D. There are two data points that I think are absolutely fascinating when we think about how we need to get content out:The half-life of an average skill today is 5 years (the more technical...
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Learner Experience and UI Are Not the Same Thing

There are a lot of ways you can define learner experience and a number of examples, more posts on that topic are forthcoming. What we can say with a good deal of certainty is that learner experience and a good UI are not the same thing. A good learner experience WILL have a good UI, but I've heard a few people look at a landing page on an app and say "it has a great learner experience," or...
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L&D: The Policy Enforcers

Learning & Development (and HR for that matter), have gotten a bad rep. It's not that I think we don't deserve it, it's that I think we never wanted it to play out like this. I doubt any of us got into our field of L&D (again, or HR) because we thought, "oh yeah, I want to be the enforcement arm of company policy and Federal regulations." We thought, "I want to make the world better," or...
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