If You Build It, They Still Won’t Read Their Email.

Originally posted on 7 July 2014 on the Performance Support Community of Practice (more about that CoP at the end, including information on becoming a member to get access to many of the links below): Last month’s Performance Support Webinar “Dispelling the Myths! Research & Guidelines to make PS REAL” with Dr. Frank Nguyen once again provided fascinating evidenced-based insights into some of the myths of designing effective Performance Support. Dr. Nguyen presented 6 myths of performance...
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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Converting Traditional ILT to the Virtual Classroom, October 2013

Delivered at the eLearning Guild's DevLearn 2013 conference,  October 24 2013. In a world of reduced funding and increasing velocity, organizations are delivering more training online than ever. Successfully converting traditional ILT to Virtual Instructor-Led Training (V-ILT) needs more than just awareness of virtual classrooms. It demands: understanding of learning models and adult learning principals; resourceful delivery models; and a fluency in virtual instructional design. Effective V-I...
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Avoiding “Ready. Fire. Aim!” with a Mobile Learning Strategy, June 2012

Delivered at the DAU/GMU Innovations in eLearning Symposium at George Mason University, June 6 2012. Is mobile learning really the future, or is it just another "the classroom is dead" hype cycle? Are you on track to add real value by rethinking learning activities from a mobile perspective? What does a mobile learning strategy include? Can you even define "mobile learning?" Attend this session to examine your organization's readiness for mobile learning; evaluate content suitable for "m-Lear...
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Designing Social Learning: “Informal” Does Not Mean “Unplanned”, June 2011

Presentation delivered at the GMU 7th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium, Fairfax, VA, 8 June 2011. Where does Social Learning fit on the methodology matrix? That is, when is it appropriate to select Social Learning as an instructional strategy? Instructional Designers have a toolbox of learning interactions for all kinds of modalities, situations, topics, audiences, and experience levels; if social learning is more than just a fad (which we think it is), it's time to make room on the I...
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The Challenges of Implementing Learning 2.0, June 2009

Delivered at the Society for Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE) Annual Meeting in 2009. The challenges of implementing Learning 2.0 for designers, instructors and learners should not be underestimated. But the maturity of the technologies, the evolving business environment, and the embrace of the read/write/share mind-set by users everywhere creates a moment of acceptance for this new instructional model. This is a compelling look at the Learning 2.0 value proposition: pervasive learn...
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CRK Learning opens for business today. My goal is to be a world-class learning, education and talent development firm known for providing evidence-based advice that helps organizations link learning to strategic goals and improve workforce performance. My core values are: Be proactive enough to consistently get stuff done. My approach to projects is to constantly drive forward. The Project Management Institute defines a project as "a temporary group activity designed to produce a unique p...
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