TorranceLearning receives 2011 Best Small Business Award from MI-SBTDC

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 May 18th, 2012|News|

CHELSEA, MICHIGAN – TorranceLearning was awarded the Greater Washtenaw Region of the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) 2011 Best Small Business Award on May 3, 2012. The MI-SBTDC selected 13 companies out of the over 14,000 companies they worked with in 2011 for the award. These companies [...]

Visual Synthesizing Blew Me Away

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 May 7th, 2012|News|

I recently attended the 2012 Visual Thinking and Literacy Conference. There I was introduced to the work of graphic facilitator Brandy Agerbeck. Brandy defines graphic facilitation as “the practice of using words and images to create a conceptual map of a conversation.” During the opening session, Brandy drew images, words, [...]

Agile In Action —The Debrief

By | 2013-05-16T14:24:41+00:00 April 26th, 2012|News|

The final principle of the Agile Manifesto states, “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.” The TL team put this into practice last week in a de-briefing session for a large-scale project. Everyone who had his or her [...]

You mean I have to know the day of the week, too?

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 March 24th, 2012|News|

My sister was in first grade when she discovered that she would be responsible for keeping track of the days of the week. She knew the days of the week: she could spell them and memorized their order and even understood that they looped around infinitely. What she didn’t care [...]

The TL salon

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 March 20th, 2012|News|

In my 12th grade Humanities class, we were introduced to the salons of 17th and 18th Century France. I’ll admit it: I didn’t get it. A bunch of people getting together in someone’s living room to talk about ideas? How was this event important enough and repeated enough to make [...]

Soaking it up: Providing processing time in learning design

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 March 12th, 2012|News|

Fast. Rapid. Quick. Isn’t it what we’ve all come to expect? What would we do without high speed internet access, rapid development and quick-turn-around-time? But how do fast, rapid and quick impact learning? Julian Stodd’s recent blog post on reflection time in learning got me to thinking. Avoid This We’ve [...]

Do you think in Facebook?

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 March 9th, 2012|News|

A great post from Instructional Designer, Alison Hass. Does anyone else think in Facebook? As I observe the absurdities and banalities of life, I find myself thinking, “That would be a funny post,” or “I wonder how many ‘likes’ that would get.” I used to witness an irony and think, [...]

TorranceLearning creates video for Chelsea Rotary

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 February 28th, 2012|News|

Check out an article from our intern Natalie Hewitt about a recent project. About a month ago, Megan came in to the office with a new project idea – one that would help out the local Rotary club she is involved in and at the same time help out the [...]

How to find what you need on your computer

By | 2012-02-27T18:34:56+00:00 February 27th, 2012|News|

Does your computer desktop look like aftermath of a 4th of July picnic? Things strewn here, there, everywhere with no easy way to find what you’re looking for? You knew you were going need that all that stuff so you thought you’d just save it to your desktop so it’d [...]

Think Inside the Box

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|News|

This blog post was contributed by Alison Hass, an instructional designer and wizard with words. “Think outside the box” has become wearisome, and worse – misleading. Intended as an exhortation to be creative, its overuse indicates people are being anything but. Of more concern than the phrase’s ubiquity is that [...]