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Thinking About Learning

  • If not Learning Styles, then what?
    Last week I wrote this blog post about why Learning Styles should be consigned to the bin. Not just my opinion on it, but because there is no research of any kind that supports the use of Learning Styles in the design or delivery of training/learning…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 19, 6:09am -
  • Why does it matter if Learning Styles is still used?
    In the world of training and learning and development, there are certain practices that just do not go away. A lot of us in our early days of becoming trainers were taught about some variation of learning styles. How we have to design learning for pe…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 7:00am -
  • Lessons in personal resilience
    Life has thrown some stuff my way in recent weeks, and it’s meant I’ve had to really look at my own practice when it comes to my personal resilience. I need to keep resilient and positive for those around me, ensure I have a fair handle on the re…
    - 26 days ago, 22 Sep 19, 9:52pm -

OpenSesame Blog

  • newWhat is ransomware?
    Well, if some recent, devastating cyber attacks are any indication, it may be today’s phishing vector of choice. Just a few weeks ago, the city of Baltimore was hit by a massive ransomware attack from a virus called “Robbinhood.” The hackers de…
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Oct 19, 10:11pm -
  • Leadership Development – Bridging the Gap from Strategy to Execution
    Leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could – Steve Jobs In this era of digital disruption, businesses need to make plans to match their mission and vision. Leadership plays a vital role in making significant imp…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 7:46pm -
  • Highlights from 2019 OpenSesame User Conference
    OpenSesame hosted more than 200 customers, course publishers and LMS companies at its annual user conference 11-12 September in Portland, Oregon.  This year’s conference centered on themes surrounding future skilling and developing leaders for a 2…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 10:16pm -


  • newPlay to Learn
    Thinking more about Friston’s Free Energy Principle and the implications for learning design prompted me to think about play. What drives us to learn, and then how do we learn?  And play is the first answer, but does it extend? Can we play to lea…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Oct 19, 3:07pm -
  • Writing ongoing
    I’ve been doing this blog now for 13.5 years (started in January 2006 with my first post), and have generated over 1600 posts in that time. My intentions about productivity started, perhaps, more ambitious, but they settled down a number of years a…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 3:00pm -
  • Endorsements, rigor, & scrutability
    I was recently asked to endorse two totally separate things. And it made me reflect on just what my principles for such an action might be. So here’s an gentrified version of my first thoughts on my principles for endorsements: First, my reputation…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 3:03pm -

Charles Jennings Workplace Performance

  • Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award 2019
    This post first appeared in Internet Time Alliance News on July 5, 2019The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning…
    - 5 Jul 19, 7:50am -
  • The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2018 presented to Mark Britz
    (Original post on Internet Time Alliance colleague Harold Jarche’s site)The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning a…
    - 5 Jul 18, 11:35am -
  • Learning in the Collaboration Age
    (Repost and update from August 2014)Many may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a…
    - 3 Aug 17, 10:54am -

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development Blog

  • Your Digital Content Needs to be 5-able
    The 5-ables of Digital Training ContentJoin me on crowdcast this morning for a conversation about content. All content in the 21st century is 5-able. Come hear about what that means.powered by Crowdcast
    - 8 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 2:39pm -
  • The Daily BSchlenker - Guest Michael Sheyahshe Shows us Unreal
    Surprise! eLearnDev is back... sort of...Does anyone even blogger any more? LOL!Well, for a good laugh I'm going to click the publish button and see how many RSS readers are still connected.But I'm also posting this here to promote my new (almost) da…
    - 7 May 19, 7:55pm -
  • TLDCast - Stella Lee Talks About Aging Workforce
    Special Guest Stella Lee Talks About Issues Facing Learning and Development ProfessionalsI'm really looking forward to today's #TLDCast with Stella Lee.She is going to help us answer these big questions:How do we support the aging workforce? How do…
    - 19 Jul 18, 2:17pm -

eLearning Technology

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) - Never Ending Conversation
    Two articles are trending right next to each other on eLearning Learning this week:Over the past few years, I've been involved in many LMS Selection Processes.  It's good to see articles that are focusing more on getting more out of their LMS withou…
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards - Call for Nominations
    The 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards have just put out their call for nominations.   These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts (MVP) as judged by readers and the well respect judges.  You can find details on nominations by visiting the…
    - 16 Oct 17, 3:30pm -
  • Micro-Learning Myth or Must
    This week on eLearning Learning, the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side:You can find them on the Weekly Edition.  Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now.  Lot’s more conte…
    - 18 May 15, 11:40pm -

Will at Work Learning