Transforming Learning: Using Video for Cognitive, Emotional and Social Engagement

Posted Mar 14, 2017 by Stephen Victor

Is video always the right choice for instruction? What principles should instructional designers use to develop effective instructional videos? In our latest white paper, we discuss best practices for creating videos for training, including cognitive theories of learning, guidelines for design and development of instructional videos, and examples/case studies of videos developed by Obsidian Learning.

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What is Adaptive Learning?

Posted Mar 3, 2017 by Monica Savage

As with many trending concepts, “adaptive learning” is a term that means different things to different people. Let’s have a look at some of those different meanings, and get a handle on its implications, when properly applied, in the learning industry.

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Instructional Design Resource: ADDIE Infographic

Posted Feb 21, 2017 by Fred Lu

Obsidian has been in the learning industry for quite some time. We feel lucky to have assembled a team of talented, creative, experienced professionals whose common aim is to create superior and effective learning experiences. We keep abreast of learning trends but realize that refreshing basic learning principles can help ground a project, whether a slick CBT or a simple ILT, and ensure that its learning objectives are met.

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Designing Learning in 2017: Part 3

Posted Jan 25, 2017 by Amanda Costa

If I had to narrow down 2016 to one lesson learned, I think it would have to be the importance of failure in learning.

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Designing Learning in 2017: Part 2

Posted Jan 23, 2017 by Amanda Costa

Tools that I've personally found useful, thought-provoking, and that I hope to be more conscious of when designing learning in 2017.

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Designing Learning in 2017: Part 1

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.

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Problem-Based Learning: Is This a Problem?

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).

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E-Learn 2016 Academic Conference

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.

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Instructor-led Material Development Made Easy

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.

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Obsidian Learning sponsors the St. Louis ATD chapter

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.

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