Agile: An incredibly freeing way to work

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00September 20th, 2013|elearning, LLAMA, News|

At a recent conference session on using Agile project methods for elearning (what we call LLAMA), an interesting question came up. I’ll paraphrase. “Doesn’t the project team think this is just incredibly controlling?” Uh, no... “Really? I tried to do something very much like this and nobody liked it. They [...]

Decisions, decisions … about learning media

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00June 12th, 2013|News|

At this very moment an instructional designer somewhere in the world is making a very important decision. In a perfect world, this decision is being made near the beginning of the project. Learning & performance objectives are aligned with organizational outcomes and they've been confirmed with stakeholders. Subject matter experts [...]

The Countdown is on…

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00April 25th, 2013|News|

The Download is Friday, May 10, 11-3:30 It's coming up fast...but, there is still space available! If you've got the time on your calendar for the next TorranceLearning Download conference, we'd love to have you! Click here to register! Writing with Images, Developing a Learning Culture, Learning Transfer: Making it [...]

When an Upgrade brings you Down!

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00March 28th, 2013|News|

“Internet Explorer 10 is fast and fluid. Everything you want to do on the web is a swipe or a tap away, and feels instant. Browser tabs and navigation controls appear only when you need them and quietly get out of the way when you don’t.” Boy, if that doesn’t [...]

Super Models of Blended Learning

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00March 11th, 2013|News|

In the “what’s old is new all over again” category (no, I’m not talking about the disconcerting popularity of 80s “fashion”) there’s a lot of talk these days about blended learning. In February, I presented at the ASTD TechKnowledge conference on new tools for Blended Learning and it turned out [...]

FARKLE! A Case Study in Articulate Storyline

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00February 6th, 2013|News|

Not-so-serious gaming: How an old-fashioned game and some new-fangled software might change the way you embed interactivity in eLearning. By Alison Hass and Matthew Kliewer Articulate released Storyline in May, 2012. Storyline has features that allow for greater flexibility in the presentation of content, sequence of screens, and learner interactivity [...]

More! More! More!

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00January 14th, 2013|News|

At our November Download, we asked about everyone’s plans for 2013. In short: more of everything! Let’s take a deeper look at the results of our completely non-scientific sample. More mobile learning. More than half the respondents will be doing more mobile learning in 2013. Combine all the buzz these [...]

Energized at work – 3 Factors

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00November 29th, 2012|News|

At our November Download conference we asked the roughly 60 learning & development professionals who joined us about their challenges at work, their plans for the coming year, and their feelings on the job. Despite the grey fall weather in November, the slow economic recovery in Michigan, and the looming [...]