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Thinking About Learning

  • newSee It Be It – speaking about resilience and inclusion
    This week I was invited to give a talk at an event called See It Be it, organised by Cannes Lions. I was asked to talk about resilience in the workplace. The idea behind See It Be It is for women in creative industries to be given a forum where they…
    - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 9:12am -
  • What do you need to know as a modern day L&Der?
    I’ve been speaking with and mentoring some people over recent months in helping them think about how to get into the world of L&D. Two in particular stand out for me as people who want to get into L&D, but aren’t part of this world. One’s even…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 2:22pm -
  • Bias, fallacies, and facilitation 
    Let’s get a few things straight. Biases are inherent in every human We can’t get rid of them (nor should we be trying to) They are designed to help us arrive at decisions quickly You can mitigate their impact by being aware they exist You do this…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:16am -

OpenSesame Blog

  • Benefits of PMP Training Online
    Each industry has a number of beneficial courses and certificates that can help managers hone existing skill sets, but many courses tend to have a high, long-lasting impact on their careers. Of the certifications out there, few  can be applied into…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 8:51pm -
  • Developing Your Organization’s Soft Skills
    In a recent OpenSesame webinar, Claude Werder, VP and Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, discussed how the effectiveness of soft skill training is changing as new technologies, content types and delivery methods develop. Here are the strategies…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 3:38pm -
  • 3 Powerful Learning Mediums Reimagined
    Just about anyone can create an e-Learning course on a soft skills topic. You gather up the right information and some relevant and clever animated images or pictures. You follow the established instructional design protocol of ADDIE (analysis, desig…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 9:41pm -


  • newStay Curious
    One of my ongoing recommendations to people grew out of a toss-off line, playing off an advertisement. Someone asked about a strategy for continuing to learn (if memory serves), and I quipped “stay curious, my friends”.  However, as I ponder it,…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 3:09pm -
  • Radical Coherency
    Tied to my last post about insufficient approaches, I was thinking again about the Coherent Organization . Coherency is powerful, but it could be a limiting metaphor.  So I want to explore it a bit further. First, coherency is powerful.  Lasers, f…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 3:07pm -
  • Simple Insufficiency
    As things get more complex, organizations are looking to get more agile. And they’re looking at a wide variety of approaches in different areas. It can be agile, digital transformation, design thinking, and more. And, by and large, these are all go…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 3:01pm -

Charles Jennings Workplace Performance

  • 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…
    - 79 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:54am -
  • 70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose
    This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom.  (first published August 2016).Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area…
    - 10 Jul 17, 10:20am -
  • Jay Cross Memorial Award - 2017
    The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace an…
    - 5 Jul 17, 5:01pm -

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development Blog

  • EdCast Presents the Future Learning 2020 Summit - Silicon Valley - August 23rd and 24th
    I'd like to personally invite you to attend EdCast's 3rd Annual Future Learning 2020 Summit taking place August 23-24 in Silicon Valley.Many of the most well-respected names in the corporate training, learning, and development will be there to di…
    - 26 Jun 17, 4:29am -
  • Brent Schlenker Joins EdCast!
    The Big Story!I am officially part of team EdCast. If you missed it, I left Litmos a couple months ago. After a few weeks of soul searching and many many conversations with mentors, colleagues, and friends, I decided a new adventure on the cutting ed…
    - 10 May 17, 10:50pm -
  • TLDChat - Video Friday - Guest Brian Fanzo talks Live Streaming
    Welcome to #TLDChat!Today we are talking with the amazing Brian Fanzo, aka @iSocialFanz !You can view it here or click the video screen below and login at for the event. Be sure to get updates on future #TLDChat guest by signing up for…
    - 6 Apr 17, 11:57pm -

eLearning Technology

  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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 -
  • How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior
    I mentioned in my post Online Systems for Behavior Change that I'm working on a very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts.  But we want to do even better and so we…
    - 26 Nov 12, 5:51pm -

Will at Work Learning