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THE OBSIDIAN BLOG

Obsidian is skilled at creating a blended learning road map that guides the development of the right learning to engage a community around key topics, strategically scheduled to shorten the time to competency.

Nov 21 2017

Who is Obsidian?

Author: Shelly Immel
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As Obsidian’s founder and owner, I look with an investor’s eye at the bottom line and I look at who we are and what we do with the hopes, dreams and pride that inspired its creation. We are still becoming, still learning, still adapting—and always will be. But some things are baked in to who we are.

Nov 6 2017

This ratio has been used in works as disparate as the Mona Lisa and the Parthenon. It’s also found widely in nature, from the Milky Way Galaxy to common flowers, up to and including the human face. The proportions derived from the Golden Ratio are said to be the most visually pleasing to the human eye, so when I decided to have a little fun and play around with the Obsidian Learning logo, I started there.

Oct 16 2017

What is The Learning IRIS?

Author: Monica Savage
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The Learning IRIS is a shiny new concept supported by a customizable app. Along with the ever-increasing need for "just-in-time learning" comes the challenge of providing the appropriate content in the most effective way. It's something I've been thinking about for a while now...

Oct 9 2017

Not everyone fully grasps the impact of font choices in design, however, and we asked our in-house font guru, Rick Carruth, to provide us with some pointers and some of his own reasoned choices when it comes to font selection.

Aug 10 2017

A cleverly packaged event, combining visual, auditory, and interactive elements, that leaves you wanting to learn more; both inspirational and aspirational in terms of future learning designs.

Jul 19 2017

What is: the Cone of Experience?

Author: Lubos Janoska
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Gather 'round kiddos, Uncle Lubos wants to tell another crazy but true story. This one is about an innocent kid, an abused model—and if you stick around till the end—a wholesome apple. Our story begins back in my college days, back before phones had Google and books came with free Prime shipping. One of the books I'll never forget wasn't a book per se, but a bulky three-ring binder of recommended reading for future leaders. Distributed to members of a student organization I was in, this "book of insight" devoted a section to how people learn.As a business student with no prior exposure to cognitive psychology, I found the thinking and learning section utterly fascinating. A particular object of fascination—one that offered immediate value to me as a learner—was Edgar Dale's Cone of Experience. The version I saw looked similar to this...

Jun 14 2017

In this new series Design in Learning, we will be shining a light on an often overlooked aspect of our industry: graphic design. Graphic design and instructional design go hand in hand, and we’re lucky enough at Obsidian Learning to be able to rely on a team of talented, creative designers that maximize our learning designs to greatest effect. In this series of blog posts, they will be sharing some of the strategies they employ to create visually appealing, inviting, user-friendly deliverables.

Jun 6 2017

In previous blog posts (Part 1 and Part 2), we’ve given you an inside look at the development process of our Eclip for Social Motion Skills. I am happy to say that the final video is ready for launch, and we couldn’t be more proud of the result. As this project is a little out of the box for us, in the sense that it is not strictly a learning event, we thought it might be interesting to share some of our takeaways.

May 25 2017

What is: Infographic?

Author: Rick Carruth
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What is all the buzz about infographics in adult learning and instructional design? Do infographics really help obtain and retain knowledge? How and why do infographics actually work? If you want to learn answers to these questions, download our infographic on the topic of Infographics.

17 December,2017 The Obsidian Blog | Obsidian Learning