Communicating During Crisis

Posted Apr 8, 2020 by Monica Savage

In this time of global crisis, communication is more important than ever. Crisis communication should be part of all emergency preparedness and business continuity plans. Here, we are sharing a few tips your organization can use.

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Stay Home, Work Safe - COVID-19 Houston, Week 1

Posted Apr 7, 2020 by Monica Savage

'Stay Home. Work Safe' order has been issued for Houston area. At the end of the first week, we are checking in and sharing a bit of our experience.

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Measuring the Impact of Video Learning on Your Corporate Training ROI

Posted Mar 31, 2020 by Amanda Costa

Return on investment, applied to learning, can be a tricky concept. Theoretically, we know how to do it, but all too often, we just…don’t. Which is really too bad, because how can you know if the learning deliverables you’re creating are effective, if there’s no system in place for measurement?

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Family and household management

Posted Mar 26, 2020 by Adam Lowry

As part of our series of blogs on working from home, Obsidian Learning employees are sharing their personal experiences to provide insight on the challenges they are facing and how they are addressing them. Program Manager Adam Lowry, father to two small children, gives us a window into how he and his wife are managing to balance family and work commitments.

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Working from Home: Obsidian Learning’s Guide to Thrive

Posted Mar 25, 2020 by Amanda Costa

In an effort to comply with CDC and WHO recommendations regarding social distancing and, more recently, local authorities’ stay at home orders, all Obsidian Learning employees are currently working from home, and we thought it might be useful to share our experience in this domain with those of you facing this as a new reality.

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Essential Criteria for Choosing the Right Video-Based Learning Model

Posted Mar 24, 2020 by Monica Savage

Video-based learning is a powerful learning tool. The medium is endowed with unique features that make it an effective learning method, able to enhance traditional instructor-led learning approaches and change the way we learn and the way we teach.

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7 Dos and Don’ts to Design and Deliver Successful Video-Based Learning

Posted Mar 17, 2020 by Tom Stell

In Steven Presfield’s classic on writing Do the Work he recommends you put a post-it note on your computer that reads “What’s the theme?”. As we look to create compelling training videos, what would you put on your trusty laptop to keep you on track and heading for success?

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Schools Face Rapid Transition to Virtual Learning, But There is Help Experts Say. A Press Release.

Posted Mar 15, 2020 by Monica Savage

More than 150 K-12 schools in the Houston Metro area are shuttered because of worries about spreading the coronavirus, affecting at least a million students, most of whom will be asked to shift to online learning.

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6 Tips for Helping Learners Stay Engaged Remotely

Posted Mar 14, 2020 by Shannon Hart

Whether you are an educator in a school, an office worker, or a keynote speaker at next month’s conference, you are likely currently feeling the pressure of shifting to working remotely. How will you have the same impact teaching/learning/working from a distance?

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5 Vital Steps to Create Appealing Corporate Training Videos

Posted Mar 10, 2020 by Timothy Spencer

When creating corporate training videos, sparking real interest instead of the usual jaw-breaking yawns is a challenge. In this chapter we’re going to provide you with some general tips for drawing your learners in and getting them not only to pay attention to your corporate training videos…but to want to pay attention.

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