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.
Posted Aug 3, 2016 by JoAnna Nicolaou
The case for community engagement and outreach in corporate AmericaA recent post Why are today’s professionals undervaluing volunteerism? by Anne Taylor, Vice Chairman and Managing Partner at Deloitte, in which she reflected on her participation in Deloitte’s 17th annual Impact Day and corporate volunteerism in general, struck me as a potent reminder of the numerous benefits that community service offers to all involved. “Business as usual” marks a win-win relationship for the company and the client; with the addition of a community service component, company employees and charitable organizations are implicated in the winnings as well.
Posted Jul 12, 2016 by Adam Lowry
As many of our past blog posts demonstrate, talent and creativity are a big part of what happens at Obsidian Learning. But as much as we are passionate about applying both to create effective learning experiences, we also understand that there must be a business case for choosing a learning company.
Posted May 13, 2016 by Stephen Victor
One thing some instructional designers forget, though, is the issue of accessibility – are our courses open to all, including people with disabilities? This article examines several issues related to accessibility and eLearning.
Posted May 10, 2016 by Monica Savage
Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!
Posted Mar 22, 2016 by Monica Savage
I am back home and still suffering withdrawals from the Learning Solutions Conference and enjoying the after-conference rush of excitement. It was a great conference, so in a sense this post is the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential returns. Let me start by saying that I feel privileged to have spent three days in the company of so many thought leaders and all-around awesome folks at #LSCon. For me, the experience kicked off the week before, when I downloaded the conference app. I started meeting people right away, and reconnecting with colleagues I have not seen since last year’s DevLearn. I don’t know how many people think of the conference experience starting early, but it really does. Connecting with people, following the articles and blogs, creating your agenda, and setting some of your expectations in advance make for a better overall experience. Here’s an article by @LnDave on the subject.
Posted Mar 17, 2016 by Amanda Costa
Do you like music? Have you ever been listening to a favorite piece or song, only to have your good vibes interrupted by a discordant note? Or even worse, a remix? The flow is brutally interrupted. If I’m listening to the radio when something like that happens, I change the station.