Critical Factors for Evaluating a Learning Company

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.

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Learning is for Everyone: Instructional Design for Accessibility

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.

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Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI

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!

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Highlights from the Learning Solutions Conference 2016

Posted Mar 22, 2016 by Monica Savage

I am back home 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.

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The Devil’s in the Details: Quality Control and User Experience

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.

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7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning

Posted Mar 15, 2016 by Christopher Pappas

They say that knowledge is power, but it’s only powerful if your learners are able to effectively retain and recall the information when the need arises. In this article, I’ll share 7 techniques to enhance knowledge retention techniques you can take into account in your next eLearning course design.

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Design a Course for the Houston Food Bank

Posted Mar 11, 2016 by Stephen Victor

This year’s ATD Houston 2016 Technology Conference, will be on April 27. It’s always a great conference, but this year it will be extra special. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be sponsoring a contest to design an eLearning module for the Houston Food Bank.

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Have You Had Your Daydream Today?

Posted Mar 10, 2016 by Shannon Hart

Have you ever wondered why your best ideas or solutions to nagging problems come seemingly out of the blue? When you are taking a shower or out for a run or driving down a familiar highway?

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7 Tips To Apply Microlearning In Online Training

Posted Mar 9, 2016 by Christopher Pappas

From increasing knowledge retention to filling performance gaps in a fraction of the time, microlearning offers a variety of different benefits. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips that can help you take advantage of microlearning in your online training program.

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6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Posted Mar 1, 2016 by Christopher Pappas

Are you concerned about cognitive overload undermining the effectiveness of your online training program? In this article, I'll highlight the best practices for applying Spaced Learning in your online training strategy, so that you can improve knowledge retention and recall among your staff members.

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