Entries by Will Thalheimer

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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 […]

Presentation Science Tips 1, 2, 3

Embedded here are the first three tips in my marketing campaign to let people know about my Online-Anytime Workshop, Presentation Science, which you can learn more about by clicking here. I would be grateful if you shared this with those who might be interested. The Presentation Science online-anytime workshop is designed for anybody who gives […]

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Major Research Review on Learning Transfer

For over two years I’ve been compiling and analyzing the research on learning transfer as it relates to workplace learning and development. Today I am releasing my findings to the public. Here is the Overview from the Research-to-Practice Report: Learning transfer—or “training transfer” as it is sometimes called—occurs when people learn concepts and/or skills and […]

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Futility and Error in Learning Industry Awards

Industry awards are hugely prominent in the workplace learning field and send a ripple of positive and negative effects on individuals and organizations. Awards affect vendor and consultant revenues and viability, learning department reputations and autonomy, individual promotion, salary, and recruitment opportunities. Because of their outsized influence, we should examine industry award processes to determine […]

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Neon Elephant Award 2019

    12th December 2019 Neon Elephant Award Announcement Dr. Will Thalheimer, President of Work-Learning Research, Inc., announces the winner of the 2019 Neon Elephant Award, given to David Epstein for writing the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and for his many years as a journalist and science-inspired truth teller. Click […]

Can George Clooney Make Your Training Sexy?

Christian Unkelbach and Fabia Högden, researchers at the Universität zu Köln, reviewed research on how pairing celebrities—or other stimuli—can imbue objects with characteristics that might be beneficial. Their article in Current Directions in Psychological Science (2019, 28(6), 540–546), titled Why Does George Clooney Make Coffee Sexy? The Case for Attribute Conditioning, described earlier research that […]