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Building Digital Escape Rooms as Learning Activities

Last year I responded to a request for ideas around MicroCourses and webinars with a suggestion that narrowing the focus would be better in short courses and webinars. I’d made the suggestion because a MicroCourse I’d just facilitated seemed really rushed and the majority of the participants didn’t complete their project before the end of […]

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Using Video in Online Training & Education

Using video in your online classes? Here’s what works and what to avoid.

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Communication Styles Activity

We can’t not communicate. Even a lack of communication, communicates something. Despite our own need to communicate, to be heard and understood, and the communication needs of those around us, we still don’t get it right all the time. Being able to recognize common communication style can help. The goal of this activity isn’t to […]

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Create a Branching Scenario in 7 Steps

My first exposure to branching scenarios was Connect with Haji Kamal designed by Kinection and Cathy Moore. I absolutely loved it, could see the potential in learning design, and was hooked right away. That was almost a decade ago and I’m still hooked. Branching scenarios are a great way to incorporate a safe play space […]

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Spin the Dial Interaction

I’ve been working on some really awesome interactive Storyline 360 content for a client and as so often happens when working with Storyline, or any technology, I learned something new. The client wanted a dial that spun around multiple times which you would think would be easy. Nope, not easy at all, but definitely possible. […]

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Learning Objectives Done Right

As learning designers very little is more worthy of our time and attention than well conceived and perfectly functional learning objectives. Perhaps because of this the topic is rife with controversy and misunderstandings abound. Here’s my take on LOs and an example of Rise embedded in WordPress with Brian Batt’s awesome plugin. Click the Launch […]