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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An Innovator Walks into a Bar Carrying a Rubber Chicken and a Protractor…

Ok, I don’t have a punchline for this joke set-up, but I bet the title got you thinking of funny ways those items are connected. Playing, having fun, and laughing are what this post is about. Specifically, how it helps

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How Your Mindset Impacts Your Success

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,” wrote Dr. Wayne Dyer. This is a great quote demonstrating the elasticity of mindset. When I say mindset, I’m not talking about left-brained or right-brained

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How to Stay Creative When Facing a Deadline

Deadlines are notorious creativity saps. All the steady, measured progress we’ve made on a project suddenly seems inadequate when we’re faced with a looming deadline. If multitasking is typically a series of threads we follow throughout our day, now we’re

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Technical Writing Best Practices: User Guide Style & Format

User guides are essentially a set of instructions. Most user guides contain standard style and formatting techniques. These guidelines ensure consistency and ease of reading. What you include in your user guide will depend on the audience of the user

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Being Creative is a Stressful Job, But Someone Has to Do It

Thousands of people every year fight for open positions at the creative powerhouses Google and Pixar. It would be a dream come true to land a position at one of these companies. Google and Pixar embrace and foster creative environments.

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Three Grammar Mistakes You Might Be Saying Every Day

There are some misused words and phrases repeated so often, they become accepted parts of our speech patterns. While we are more forgiving of grammatical errors while talking than we are in writing, sometimes it’s helpful to know where we

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Buddha and Instructional Design

Don’t worry, this is not an ethereal post about how meditation will solve your instructional design challenges (although…who knows, it might!). Buddha was actually a down-to-earth, excellent observer of human nature. And 2,500 years ago, he was helping people understand

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Silence Your Monkey Brain

In our fast-paced world, the apparent ability to multitask is a point of pride. Looking exhausted and frazzled are badges of honor. I say “apparent ability” because we are not really completing more tasks. The only things we are accomplishing

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