Entries by Craig Dunkley

What is Microlearning?

By Carla Torgerson and Sue Iannone “Microlearning” is a huge buzz word in learning and development (L&D) these days.  It seems like everyone is doing it or wants to be doing it.  The problem is, people often have a hard time defining just what “it” is.  In addition, there’s even less certainty around how to […]

Is Interactivity Always Best?

By Nathan Pienkowski It’s almost a given these days that learning programs need to be interactive.  Instructional designers are constantly looking for ways to boost interactivity as a means of increasing engagement, uptake, and retention.  To be sure, there are very good reasons for this. But, are there times when interactivity is counter-productive?  Are there […]

Behavioral Objectives vs. Learning Objectives

By Sue Iannone For any learning and development (L&D) program, training managers and directors will create learning objectives.  These objectives articulate the discreet things that learners should be able to do after participating in a program.  Learning objectives are extremely important, but they’re only part of the story. Ultimately, L&D efforts are about driving behavior […]

Are “Modern Learners” Really That Different?

By Nathan Pienkowski In recent years, a lot of ink has been spilled regarding the idea of the “Modern Learner.”  In this article, we discuss whether the so-called “Modern Learner” is really that much different from any other learner.  The answer is yes…and no…and that has implications for Learning and Development (L&D) professionals.  Let’s dig […]

Dealing with the Limits on Human Perception, Attention, & Cognition

Part One of a Two-Part Series By Nathan Pienkowski Much has been said about the “Modern Learner.”  The concept basically states that today’s modern learners have shorter attention spans, are easily distracted, and like to have information presented to them in nice, bite-sized chunks.  The implication is that modern learners are “lazy” and will not […]

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Proving Your Worth: Training Business Reviews

By Sue Iannone In life sciences, business reviews are conducted frequently in the commercial areas, especially sales, marketing, and market access.   During these business reviews, leaders from different areas provide updates on what they’ve been doing, how well they’ve been doing it, and what’s next on the horizon. When does the Learning & Development (L&D) […]