Posted Jan 16, 2017 by Amanda Costa
Happy New Year! It was a busy, productive 2016 at Obsidian Learning, and before we dive into new learning adventures in 2017, I’m taking stock of what I learned in 2016, who I learned it from, and how I hope to apply it in my work over the coming year. The learning personalities listed below have blogged, presented, and/or written about things that I have personally found useful, thought-provoking, and that I hope to be more conscious of when designing learning in 2017.
Posted Dec 9, 2016 by Shannon Hart
Recently I attended the AACE conference on eLearning in Washington, D.C. It was a great event, if far more academically focused and therefore more reserved than some of the flashier, more commercial conferences we attend. On the first morning, we had a keynote address by Marc Prensky of the Global Future Education Foundation & Institute about Problem-Based Learning (PBL). With great enthusiasm, he extolled the virtues of learning through problem solving, explaining that we should be raising our kids to grapple with the question: How Can I Make the World Better? Rather than just delivering content for later accomplishment, we should allowing our students to accomplish while getting educated.
Posted Nov 23, 2016 by Stephen Victor
Last week I attended the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) E-Learn 2016 conference in Washington, D.C. My colleague Shannon Hart and I were there to present our paper on blanded learning (Victor & Hart, 2016), which is based on the white paper Obsidian published earlier this year, with the addition of case study of a solution we developed for one of our clients.
Posted Oct 20, 2016 by Stephen Victor
Our GuideDocs solution lets you quickly generate classroom manuals from your PowerPoint presentations – complete with formatted headings and a linkable table of contents – saving your developers time and your company money.
Posted Oct 5, 2016 by Stephen Victor
We’ve been proud sponsors of the Houston chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for several years. And now, as we build our presence in the midwestern U.S., we’re pleased to announce that we are Silver Sponsors of the St. Louis chapter.
Posted Aug 30, 2016 by Shannon Hart
We were approached by a global Fortune 500 construction company seeking to revamp some key leadership training. The audience of senior project managers is accountable for the success of very large-scale construction efforts.
Posted Aug 9, 2016 by Stephen Victor
With the recent maturing of the xAPI and cmi5 standards, we soon won’t be so firmly tied to the LMS. Our latest white paper takes a look at how xAPI and cmi5 can be used to capture the entire spectrum of learning, from formal to informal.