MOOCs Have a Long Way To Go

My second MOOC is nearing completion, I’m in the final week. This is my second experience in a MOOC and I’ve taken different approaches this time around. As with the current MOOC, my first one was also on the Coursera platform, both from the same school (Wharton). Gamification was my first experience and it was…

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Where Do We Go From Here?

I took a much needed mini-vacation this past weekend which somewhat refreshed my mind and body. While I was relaxing, I felt especially receptive to learning and reflecting on information I read. A post I read which resonated with me was a post called alignment requires clarity by Jonathan Kettleborough. I wrote a verbose comment, but…

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Mobile Performance Support – Make It Simple!

Baby using touchscreen

What have you done lately to simplify someone’s life? Everyone’s life is complex. Everyone’s busy in their own way. If you can simplify it, then you’re providing a good return on investment. What Learning & Development is all about is simplifying the lives of others by giving them better tools to deal with the world.…

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Empower Employees With A Wiki

Empower Employees With A Wiki - People across the table from each other with a tablet and cell phone on table, taking notes on paper

It’s been a while since my last post, and for good reason. I started a new job in early November and then in mid-November I moved into a new house. Big changes with a lot going on to say the least. With all these changes, my ideas haven’t slowed, but they have changed a bit.…

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Is Instructional Design Like Choreography?

Sesame Street Choreography

I often find myself glancing at the TV while Sesame Street is on for my daughter, and admittedly I watch it more than she does, so on many occasions I’ve seen the following clip. It’s an entertaining video and Melissa McCarthy is always very funny, so that helps make my analogy a little more entertaining.…

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My Personal Portfolio Hashtag – #nickleffportfolio

#nickleffportfolio

About a month ago I ran across this great post about using a personal hashtag to promote your portfolio. It took me some time to start using my new hashtag because I had to think about how I wanted to use it (and what hashtag I wanted to use). Eventually I settled on #nickleffportfolio which…

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How do you get people talking on an enterprise social network?

How do you get people to use a enterprise social network? Make it stupidly easy to use!

I presented this question, and an overly simplified answer last week on Twitter. I say it’s an overly simplified answer but really it’s not, it’s so perfectly expressed in as few words as it should take to tell someone how to use an enterprise social network. How do you get people to use a enterprise…

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What’s My Development Process?

What's my development process

A few weeks ago there was a bit of restructuring in my company within my greater department. Several teams had been re-organized into an easier structure. This also meant a new multimedia training team was created, that’s where I went. This new team was unheard of to the rest of the department. We were to explain the…

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Learning Experience As a User Experience

Pictures of woman eating pizza with wine at a restaurant.

Update: Would this be Training Experience As a User Experience? I read an article a while ago about user experience design likened to an experience at a restaurant, unfortunately I can’t find it, but I’ll give you the gist of it with my own twist: It feels so satisfying when you go to a restaurant…

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Solutions to Bring Mobile Learning to the Enterprise

Mobile Enterprise Learning Solutions

So far I’ve introduced the topic mobile learning in the enterprise and the challenges and barriers we may experience. If you haven’t read the first two, I’d recommend starting there before reading this post. Start with the Introduction to Mobile Learning in the Enterprise, then read Challenges and Barriers to Mobile Learning in the Enterprise.…

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