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Modeling a Training Framework

By Nick Leffler | July 20, 2015 |
Training Framework

I was provoked into this blog post by none other than the eLearning Provocateur, Ryan Tracey. I do agree with the fact that you have to take the good with the bad when speaking of frameworks, but my caution is in that there’s usually more bad than good and it’s increasingly more difficult to separate…

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Are You Appy?

By Nick Leffler | June 24, 2015 |
Do You Need a Mobile App, Web App, or Mobile Website?

There are many questions that come up when deciding on what type of mobile solution is needed for an organization. I’m not going to cover them all or else I’d be writing a novel. The question I want to cover is whether to app or not. What I mean by this is the two major…

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Social Awareness Program For Instructional Design Degree

By Nick Leffler | June 10, 2015 |
Social Awareness Program at MSIDT

I recently began a new consulting job with the Master’s program I got my degree from. It’s the MSIDT program at California State University Fullerton (CSUF). It wasn’t for any typical Instructional Design work which I’ve worked on (even in my side consulting jobs) but with social media skills at the center. I’ve done a lot…

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Don’t Control Knowledge, Let the Base Free

By Nick Leffler | May 27, 2015 |
Don't control knowledge. Let it free.

I tried posting this last week but I’ve been having a hard time, so here’s my second chance to break my many-week silence. Hopefully dropping some knowledge on the knowledge-base will open the flood gates. There’s been a few times when a knowledge base has popped up in my world lately, from where I put things…

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What I’m Working On

By Nick Leffler | May 5, 2015 |
What i'm Working On

Life ebbs and flows, that seems to be how it goes. I went from relatively quiet days to too much. The quiet was prior to 6 months ago, it’s gone to relatively busy since then. In the past few days it’s caught up with me, either that or I have a bug that’s slowing me down…

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Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

By Nick Leffler | April 21, 2015 |
Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

Attentions spans are shrinking, nobody can pay attention for more than a few seconds. That’s what I hear all the time, and it was brought up many times in a recent chat2lrn. Just to clear things up, an attention span is that thing that allows us to pay attention to something. You know, when something…

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Make Someone’s Life Easier

By Nick Leffler | April 8, 2015 |
Make Someone's Life Easier

What have you done lately to make someone’s life easier? That’s a question you should be asking yourself every day. I like to constantly think of things I can do to make someone’s life easier. When thinking about learning experiences when training is needed, it’s important to train as efficiently as possible. Even if you’re cutting down an hour and a half…

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For Fear Of Failure

By Nick Leffler | March 23, 2015 |
For Fear of Failure

What keeps you from trying something new? I grapple with this question in my work life and home life. We tend to stick to the things we know which keeps us from trying new things. You’ve seen that right? If you’re in L&D then the answer should be yes, but this isn’t about L&D. My theory…

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You Should Comment More

By Nick Leffler | March 5, 2015 |
Comment more to learn more

If you’re not a blogger or don’t write on a regular basis, you should. It doesn’t have to be difficult to write, you don’t have to have a website, you don’t even have to have a topic to write about. The easiest way to write and continue to write is just to simply comment on…

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Work Out Loud – Don’t Just Share What You Did

By Nick Leffler | February 15, 2015 |
Work out Loud

Today is the last day of my four-day journey to cover my thoughts on this week’s topics for the online cMOOC Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning. I’ve already covered the wonderful topics of crowdsourcing, idea management and design and yesterday’s communities of practice. This is my favorite topic out of the four. How To…

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