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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Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study

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.

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Cracking the Mobile Learning Code: xAPI and cmi5

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.

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Who Really Benefits from Volunteerism?

Posted Aug 3, 2016 by JoAnna Nicolaou

A 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.

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