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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Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap

Posted Feb 23, 2016 by Shannon Hart

I had the pleasure of being in London last week attending the annual Learning and Technologies 2016 conference. Great conference. Lots of food for thought. After the conference, I had a day of sightseeing with some colleagues. We took in the Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture exhibit at the Tate Modern.

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Distributed Learning: A Flexible Learning Model for a Global Economy

Posted Feb 8, 2016 by Stephen Victor

At Obsidian Learning, we believe learning should be ongoing, occur when needed, and make use of inexpensive technologies. We use a unique, research-based model of distributed learning to develop rich instructional environments that pack a big bang for the buck.

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It Needs To Be Bigger!

Posted Jan 29, 2016 by Timothy Spencer

One of the main goals of good graphic design in marketing is to convey information in a clear and easily digestible fashion. It is understandable to have a lot of information to get across to potential clients. However, a clear understanding of the sequence in which this information is delivered is critical.

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Oil & Gas Downsizing: Training on a Budget

Posted Dec 2, 2015 by Stephen Victor

If you work in oil and gas, you've probably seen the effects of low oil prices in your own workplace. Companies are shutting down operations, restructuring, and downsizing. When resources are cut, you need to identify your A-Team, and they need to be on top of their game.

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Tips for Measuring Course Effectiveness and ROI

Posted Oct 30, 2015 by Stephen Victor

How do you know if a course is working? Are your learners actually learning what they need to learn? To answer these questions, we’ll look at several ways you can measure the quality and effectiveness of the learning activities you develop.

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Back to Basics: Different Types of Learning Delivery

Posted Oct 21, 2015 by Heather Carter

When analyzing your audience and determining learning goals, don’t forget about your delivery strategy. How you are going to deliver the course? Do students need to be face-to-face with the instructors? Will learners have access to computers? What resources already exist? What cost considerations are there? Here’s a breakdown of the three most frequent approaches we use:

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Back to Basics: What is ADDIE?

Posted Sep 14, 2015 by Heather Carter

We’ve covered some of the basic concepts in Instructional Design and Terminology in our previous Back To Basics segments. This week we wanted to discuss one of the most common instructional design models, ADDIE.

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