Second Human Revolution: A Blend of Reason and Emotion? – Workshop Tip #240

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Application: Try this idea in a learning session. Ask a group of learners/workers to identify and solve a problem. Once the list is created, ask them to separate the solutions that are driven by reason and logic from solutions that…

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Cultivating Curiosity and an Exploring Lab Mindset – Workshop Tip #239

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Application: Try this small lab experiment. View the video above and get to discover that when learners touch, manipulate, huddle, document, discuss, argue, and cooperate to find solutions, their experiments lead to better results. A lab mindset is a depiction…

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A Paradigm Shift in Leadership in Workflow Learning – Workshop Tip #237

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Application: Try this idea. In your training session or conversations, present a work problem that has multiple confusing facts surrounding it. For example: a policy with different interpretations, an equipment that needs a new part but the manufacturer has stopped…

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The Only Story Structure You’ll Need in Designing Story-based eLearning – Workshop Tip #236

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Roger Schank couldn’t have said it any better, “Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” As instructional designers and trainers, knowing how to best present lessons with complex, data-driven information,…

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How to Reinvent Compliance and Technical Training to Impact Performance – Workshop Tip #235

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Compliance and technical training have become “paper certification” training programs. Workers and learners only take it to make sure they check the boxes for compliance and technical training or just to cover their “just-in-case-they-need-it” groundwork. This practice reduces the returns…

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Augmented Reality Is Lighter, Fancier, Easier, and Oozing with Sex Appeal – Workshop Tip #233

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Victor Tsimpinos is a good friend of mine. We used to work together with Volvo in the Chesapeake Bay Area. He shared this amazing tech video on LinkedIn and I’m thankful to have seen it. It is a VR/AR laptop…

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Microlearning Tip: “Let Your Fingers Do the Talking” – Workshop Tip #216

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“The only thing that has remained constant is change.” In a time where there seems to be no end to technological advances, surviving it means to adapt. So how can this be applied in microlearning? Millenials or Gen Z may…

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AI Bots Gaining Ground- What Does It Mean for Us As Virtual Trainers? – Tip #212

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Last year, China’s Xin Hua news agency introduced Qui Hao, the world’s first AI male news anchor. Just three months after, they unveiled Xin Xiaomeng, the world’s first AI female news presenter. While critics were quick to say that those…

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