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20 Benefits of Learner Surveys

In 2016 I published a book on how to radically transform learner surveys into something useful. The book won an award from ISPI and helped thousands of companies update their smile sheets. Now, I’m updating the book with the knowledge I’ve gained in consulting with companies in the learning-evaluation efforts. The second edition will be […]

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L&D Industry CrowdThinking Project

CrowdThinking Project on L&D Professionalization At the L&D Conference 2020, which starts in a few days (seats still available), we are hosting the CrowdThinking Project, a two-pronged crowdsourced exploration designed to create a future-vision for the L&D field. You and I, as learning professionals, are effective–but certainly, if there were more and better structural supports […]

New Book: Design Thinking for Training and Development

Design Thinking is all the rage! Even now in the Learning & Development field. A powerful methodology if done right, but a process that can go wrong when applied inappropriately to learning design. In their new book, Sharon Boller and Laura Fletcher show us how to use design thinking right—when we apply it to learning […]

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The Business Case for the L&D Conference

The L&D Conference—a quixotic attempt to reinvent conferencing. Aligning conference activities with how we humans actually learn. It’s an online conference, taking place over six weeks. It enables attendees to learn in the flow of their work. So they can use what they’re learning, share with their teammates back in the office, try things out, […]

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Matt Richter Shares Zoom Secrets from a Learning Perspective

Matt Richter, my podcast brother, and presenter extraordinaire has agreed to share with me and my Presentation Science audience at short 35-minute session entitled: ZOOM FOR PRESENTATION SCIENCE: PRACTICAL TIPS AND SURPRISES     I’m making this session available to everyone. Day and Time Monday April 6th (2020) 11AM New York Time   Zoom Coordinates […]

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Will Thalheimer Interviewed by Learnnovators

The LEARNNOVATORS team (specifically Santhosh Kumar) asked if I would join them in their Crystal Balling with Learnnovators interview series, and I accepted! They have some really great people on the series, I recommend that you check it out! The most impressive thing was that they must have studied my whole career history and read […]

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Presentation Science FREE to Teachers and Professors

Given the challenges TEACHERS and PROFESSORS are facing with the Coronavirus Pandemic I’ve decided to make the Presentation Science Online Workshop available to Teachers and Professors for FREE (now through April 30th). The workshop provides a strong science-of-learning foundation that will help educators make informed decisions as they move their courses online, create video recordings, […]


Great Book by Neelen and Kirschner

Mirjam Neelen and Paul Kirschner have written a truly beautiful book—one that everyone in the workplace learning field should read, study, and keep close at hand. It’s a book of transformational value because it teaches us how to think about our jobs as practitioners in utilizing research-informed ideas to build maximally effective learning architectures. Their […]