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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.

Feb 20 2015

As designers of learning for corporate environments, we often use the phrase “adult learning theory” to describe the principles that underlie our work. What do we mean by that? The shorthand answer, of course, is WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?). We want to design training that is directly relevant to our learners, training that they can immediately use back on the job. In this article, we’ll take a look at the assumptions of adult learning theory and explore ways in which to apply it to the design of corporate eLearning.

Feb 19 2015

ATDTK 2015 Mobile learning session

Author: Monica Savage
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I love the learning conferences, and ATD TK is one of my favorites. Having the opportunity to speak there about mobile learning was a great experience and we received a lot of good, valuable feedback. I had a several people ask me to post the slides, so here they are ...

Feb 18 2015

The change in technology is what everyone thinks is shaping the transition to the new blend of learning. The power of the network is amazing. What do we do with the significant percentage of employees that are reluctant to make the change, though? The message is strong on this point: they have to change or there is no life left...

Feb 13 2015

The slow (painful) demise of Flash

Author: Stephen Victor
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Late last month, YouTube completed its switch from Flash to HTML5, making HTML5 the default video player on the site. About five years ago Steve Jobs made his (in)famous decision to stop supporting Flash on iOS in favor of tools like HTML5. What happened next?

Feb 13 2015

As an Instructional Designer, you know that management of your project’s files is essential if you want to maintain your sanity. Everyone who has more than a few projects under their belt probably has a method or at least habits for this that they are comfortable with.

Feb 3 2015

What's on your "not to do" list?

Author: Monica Savage
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Being in the business of developing custom learning programs, we work with a lot of clients and face a huge variety of problems. We have learned to tailor our approaches to respond to different audiences and overcome many obstacles. And we have definitely learned what not to do.

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