What’s a better word for “Learner”?

What do you call “the people who receive the stuff we make“? Specifically, the adult learners for whom we develop educational content with the goal of helping them perform better in their organizations. Many thanks to JD Dillon for his recent post “We should stop using the term “learner” because …” which has sparked some great discussion and […]

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Why I Speak at Conferences

There’s no book to sell. I have no product to hype. I’m not in it for the “fame and glory.” Consulting work? I’m busy enough already, thank you. So why do I travel to speak at learning conferences the world over? Here’s why: To listen & learn I want to know what challenges my peers are facing. What […]

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The Art of Delivering within a Tight Budget

As often as people look for The Answer to their budgetary issues, it always surprises me how ill-defined the goal usually is. In my experience, tight budgets aren’t the problem. Failure to determine the target and unrelated constraints are. Here’s what you need to know to plan for the budget you have: How much you got? What are […]

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Top 10 Predictable Sabotages of Change

In business, we are either tasked with changing other’s behaviors (do this, don’t do that), or changing our own (work faster, better, etc.). There are very simple and predictable ways of approaching change that will work, and there are simple and predictable ways that will notwork. Often sabotage is neither complex or subtle. It’s more […]

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8 points to Multiple Choice done right

Some people claim that multiple choice questions are a bad idea. But just because a tool can be misused doesn’t make that tool bad. Multiple choice assessments can be very valuable if done right, and they do happen to be the  standard in all forms of testing and surveying, anyway. So let’s make them correctly, […]

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