July 23, 2018

Are Virtual Teams (VTs) the Key to Increased Productivity?

As our work environment evolves to meet the complexities of business, the presence of VTs adds an extra layer to how we engage employees. We feel the impact of VTs in company culture, systems and […]
May 2, 2018

Using visuals to tell a story

The human brain can comprehend visual content much faster than text-based content, so choosing visual elements to illustrate a concept is just as important as using high-quality words to explain it. Vivid imagery has the […]
February 14, 2018

Millennials and Microlearning

Learning, in some cases, has become less about retention and more about immediate application. As organizations strive to reduce the time between learning and applying, microlearning has become a popular technique to use. It allows […]
November 15, 2017

eLearning Demystified

What do adaptive technology, competency-based education, personalized learning, microlearning and the flipped classroom all have in common? They are all terms being used in eLearning today to describe different teaching strategies. At times they can […]
October 20, 2017

Critical Thinking Is Vitally Important. But What Is It, Anyway?

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported a seemingly paradoxical situation: Employers generally agree that critical thinking is an essential skill for success in organizations, but there is no generally-accepted definition of the term. In […]
September 15, 2017

Test Critical Thinking? Yes, You Can

If you made a list of the crucial abilities you would want your colleagues to have, critical thinking skills would be near the top of that list. After all, while the knowledge that is required […]
August 20, 2017

Principles of Assessment

At all levels of education, we need to know what works and what doesn’t. We need to know who has achieved the relevant learning objectives and who isn’t there yet. For these reasons and others, […]
July 15, 2017

The Promise and Challenges of MOOCs

There’s something to be said for small classes. For many of us, our most memorable and meaningful educational experiences came in small seminars that provided extensive opportunities to interact with the instructor. But not every […]
June 10, 2017

Educational Assessment and the Crisis in Higher Education

Imagine an educational program that takes 4 or more years of full-time effort, costs four times the typical annual salary of its graduates, has a 44 percent dropout rate, and produces graduates who often lack […]