I’m sure most of you have heard the term e-learning, but how many of you have heard about m-learning? M-learning, or mobile-learning, is essentially the facilitation of the learning process on a mobile device. Mobile devices include but are certainly not limited to smart phones, tablet PCs, and in some cases, mp3 players.
What are the advantages to learning on a mobile device? Although there are still some large gaps in functionality between devices, the main advantage of m-learning is the combination of mobility and functionality. Your Droids, Blackberrys, iPhones, and iPads are essentially...
Of course communication is important. It's not even worth arguing its value since we all know that at work and at home, we're headed for trouble without it.
When working with our clients to create communication plans to facilitate change, it starts with a shared foundation.
Defining the What
Defining the Why
Defining the Who Needs What
But the project is well on its way. Teams are moving a million miles an hour and you were just brought in to create a communication plan. Your client wants action tomorrow. Where do you get started?
Survey perspectives. We don't...
Is the instructional system design (ISD) model too slow to meet today’s business challenges? Is ADDIE Dead? Is there a better way to design performance interventions?
These are some of the questions that we occasionally wrestle with at TiER1. There is a healthy amount of research on this topic (a quick list of resources is listed at the bottom of the blog). But these are not merely academic debates. We are attempting to find better and faster ways to help our customers improve performance within their organizations.
I summarize the two sides of the debate in the first of four installments...
In case you weren't able to make it to Craig Dockery's presentation at the GCASTD 2010 Fall Conference, here is a look at his take on using Storytelling in Learning. Click here to see his Storytelling poster!
I was reading a book titled “Run with the Bulls” on a flight recently to our offices in Covington, KY. The book was written by Dr. Tim Irwin, an organizational psychology consultant to Fortune 100 companies. In his chapter on “Getting to the Arena,” I read something about courage that really captures the kind of “laser focus” that all of us should have in our approach to work and how to go after something with the idea of winning.
Irwin talks about Courage using the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie. In that last scene where Indy’s father is intentionally shot by the bad guy knowing...