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Begin with the End in Mind to Create Memorable Instructional Design

Logic tells us we should start at the beginning, so each component of a project is built upon the information that came before. But what if changing up that expectation could breathe new life and infuse fresh thinking into your

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Inspiration Isn’t at Your Desk. Take a Break and Find Solutions.

In a previous post, Give Me a Break … Because Downtime at Work Is Highly Productive, I wrote that taking regular breaks at work helps make you more productive and boosts your energy. Did you know regular breaks also help

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Can Zombies Help You Keep a Captive Audience in Your Instructional Design?

Haunting us from English classes past is the phrase “use active voice.” We hear the warning chains rattling in the halls of our memories, and a disembodied voice demands “no passive sentences.” Here’s where zombies come in handy. Zombies, it

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Cultivating Wonder Enhances Creativity

Today we live in a fast-paced, goal-driven society that emphasizes accomplishments and outcomes. We problem solve and multitask. We don’t like not knowing why or how. We want answers, and we want them yesterday. Seldom do we allow ourselves to

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Give Me a Break…Because Downtime at Work Is Highly Productive

Are you feeling like your to-do list will never get done? Is your day filled with back-to-back tasks? Do you believe you can’t spare an extra five minutes devoted to anything but work? When you see all the items you

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Daydreaming: Carefree Creativity or Pointless Procrastination?

My mom always called me a procrastinator. I was the kid who was up until midnight desperately trying to finish the diorama of the first Thanksgiving. No matter how early I started collecting tiny pilgrims and popsicle sticks, the project

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Does Your Company Need Training or Facilitation?

At first glance, training and facilitation can appear to be the same thing – knowledge sharing. However, there are important differences that can help you decide whether a trainer or a facilitator will best suit your business needs. According to

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Whole-Brain Thinking Corresponds with Creativity

There’s a pervasive myth that creativity is the realm of right-brained people. However, creativity involves much more than one hemisphere of our brain. A master of creative genius, Leonardo da Vinci, suggested we, “Study the science of art and the

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Can Mobile Learning Teach Digital Natives More Effectively?

According to Mark Pensky, a writer and speaker on learning and education, “Digital natives are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” What is a digital native? Wikipedia explains these are young people born during or

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ELearning vs MLearning – What’s the Difference?

Some might assume eLearning and mLearning are synonymous – after all, they involve computerized learning that takes place beyond the classroom. Yet there are important differences to keep in mind. Both eLearning and mLearning have their place in the work

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