What’s Key to Unlocking mLearning’s Potential?

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

As a French major, I should know thousands of nouns and their gender. French being one of those languages where nouns are rarely used without an article (a, an, the) and the article must match the gender of the item. To my chagrin, I recall the gender of very few [...]


By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 July 11th, 2012|News|

Hey, non-profit friends …check these stats out: “… video now appears in 70% of the top 100 search results listings …”  “… viewers are anywhere from 64-85% more likely to buy after watching a product video…” http://blog.kissmetrics.com/product-videos-conversion/ TorranceLearning is hosting Kevin Daum, author of Video Marketing for Dummies, for a [...]

On the Move

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 July 6th, 2012|News|

Boring. Stale. Inactive. Stagnant. Dull. These are the words that come to my mind when I think about my desk at home.  It’s always been in the same corner of the same room, and it’s always had the same random picture frames, sticky notes, books (and dust!), covering its wooden [...]

Supporting Non-native English Speakers

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 June 29th, 2012|News|

If you’re familiar with the Download, then I don’t need to tell you that every session at every Download has some valuable nuggets. If you’re not familiar with our semi-annual conference hosted right here at TorranceLearning, click here. We invite folks from all over to share their thoughts about learning. [...]

Agile & Jelly Beans

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:30+00:00 June 22nd, 2012|News|

Wondering why Agile encourages task analysis (breaking large tasks into smaller tasks)? It’s all about accurate estimating and jelly beans. But mostly estimating. Imagine a baby food jar. Now imagine it full of jelly beans. How many do you think are in there? 32? 64? 128? 256? If you’re like [...]


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

Alas, gas is no longer the affordable commodity it once was. Sunday drives have become as obsolete as the tape deck that played the Beatles tunes. Now I don’t put the key in the ignition until I know where I’m going and I’ve got my GPS programmed. I can’t afford [...]

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 [...]