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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.

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...

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.

May 22 2017

While there are many models of instructional design (ID), the model most commonly used in corporate training development is ADDIE, an acronym for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. (For a nice graphical view of ADDIE, click here.) In this post, we'll focus on the first stage of ADDIE and describe the methods used by Obsidian Learning for instructional analysis. After a discussion of the activities and outputs of analysis, we'll present an example of a curriculum targeted at two different learner populations.

May 18 2017

What is Microlearning?

Author: Fred Lu
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Nowadays, we avoid books with more than 150 pages and tune out presentations after about 18 minutes (hence the power and popularity of TED Talks). And why not? Thanks to professor Google and coach YouTube, virtually anything we could ever want to know is available in seconds with next to no effort.

May 3 2017

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this series, the E-clip we are developing for Social Motion Skills has followed a fairly classic design process. As part of that process, we looked over Social Motion’s existing marketing material, to make sure that what we produce is in line with their overall communications strategy and to get our creative juices flowing.

Apr 21 2017

Part 1 of a series spotlighting Obsidian Learning’s tradition of putting our skills to work for nonprofit organizations. A team of Obsidian employees has recently been collaborating on a communications project for Social Motion Skills, a Houston-based organization that helps craft solutions for families dealing with autism, ADHD, and other similar social challenges.

18 June,2018 The Obsidian Blog | Obsidian Learning