Category: Learning Consulting

  • My Fall Free Tips Newsletter Arrives This Tuesday: Sign Up Now on My Home Page!

    As you may know, this year I started creating a free, quarterly Tips newsletter, and the response to my first two issues has been great.  This Tuesday I’ll be releasing the Fall edition of my newsletter, and it’s all about the use of color in your eLearning. In each issue of my free Tips newsletter, […]

  • A Very Articulate Talk from Tom Kuhlmann at ASTDNY Meeting

    Tom Kuhlmann, VP of Community for Articulate, and David Anderson, Community Manager at Articulate, were at the New York Institute of Technology in NYC on 9/24-25 to teach two one-day classes targeted to folks who are new to eLearning.  On the evening of 9/24, Tom also gave a separate talk about where eLearning fits into […]

  • A Leading MOOC Advocate Reconsiders His Position

    If you’re following the discussion around Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) and how they fit (or don’t fit) into higher education, you might find a September 3rd article from the Chronicle of Higher Education interesting.  It concerns a leading MOOC professor, sociologist Mitchell Duneier of Princeton, who decided to step away from the current MOOC environment […]

  • What MOOCs Should Mean To You

    IF YOU’D LIKE TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST VERSION OF THIS POST, PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM. ENJOY! I disagree strongly with a recent article about the purported “dangers” of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, on The author’s generalizations about MOOCs, and the overall tone of the piece, are especially disappointing coming […]

  • Coursera Gamification Course: My Third and Final Assignment

    Here is my submission for the third and final assignment in Professor Kevin Werbach’s excellent (and, I will mention yet again, free!) Gamification course on Coursera.  To have the best sense of the progression of the course, I would suggest that you start by reading my first assignment, and my second assignment before exploring this one. Both […]

  • Coursera Gamification Course: My Second Assignment

    Here’s my homework from the second assignment in Professor Kevin Werbach’s thought-provoking (and free!) Gamification course on the Coursera MOOC.  To have the best sense of the progression of thought in the course, you might want to check out my first assignment here before reading this second assignment.  All of my assignment responses are copyright […]

  • Coursera Gamification Course: My First Assignment

    I’ve done a number of posts already about my experiences with Professor Kevin Werbach’s excellent (and free!) Gamification course on the Coursera MOOC system.  Professor Werbach has given me permission to share my work on the course assignments, so here is the first of three.  I will post the other two in subsequent weeks.  If […]

  • Great Class Photo From My Latest eLearning Voiceovers Course

    Here’s a great shot taken at the end of my full-day eLearning Voiceovers class, which I led once again for the great folks of GMCR, this time down in Knoxville, TN.  A number of the students couldn’t stay for the photo as they had flights to catch, but we had 18 in all. It was […]

  • A New Addition to My eLearning Samples Page!

    I’ve added another brief demo to my eLearning Samples page.  A prospective client wanted to see a demo that makes use of Storyline’s Variables and Conditions features, as well as the Screencast feature.  So I decided to have a little fun with it, and crafted a short sample that promotes one of my favorite non-profits: […]

  • ASTDNY: Josh Bersin on Continuous Learning (Part Two)

    This is the second half of my write-up on Josh Bersin’s recent fascinating talk about Continous Learning at an ASTDNY meeting.  Before reading this post, you may want to read the first half here. Part Two Need for a Learning Architecture:  As part of his recommendations, John emphasized that success requires implementing a Learning Architecture, a […]