5 Ways to Lower the Barriers Between Your Learners and Learning

5 Ways to Lower the Barriers Between Your Learners and Learning

There are a lot of barriers to getting actual learning done if you’re a modern corporate learner. First, there’s all the overwork and distraction and lack of time in the day to fit it in—all of which has very been well-documented by just about every infographic and article in the last couple of years it seems! (Us too.) And... Read More
Turning New Hire Training into a Motivating Game

Turning New Hire Training into a Motivating Game

Did you miss Judy Albers and Capital City Bank’s Denise Wilson’s presentation at Learning Solutions last month? Never fear! “Turning New Hire Training into a Motivating Game” is available to view for eLearning Guild members. In retail banking, like many regulated industries, the entry-level customer service employees have complicated jobs combining relationship skills, compliance with complex regulations, and adherence... Read More
3 Great Reasons to Use Discussion Forums

3 Great Reasons to Use Discussion Forums

In our latest Declaration of Modern Learner Rights series, Principal Consultant Summer Salomonsen talks Article #5 and gives her top three reasons to use discussion forums in online learning experiences. Even if the idea of letting your learners loose makes you a little uncomfortable.... Read More
The AGES Model & More Cognitive Science

The AGES Model & More Cognitive Science

Hey hey, Intrepid friends, Let’s talk about a couple of these Declaration of Modern Learner Rights Articles. My favorite is the one really clearly backed up by cognitive science, #7, don’t overload people’s brains. It makes a good pair with #10: “no one involved in designing tech-enabled corporate learning shall forget that people are at the heart of it.”... Read More
Article & Video Roundup: Questions and Journeys

Article & Video Roundup: Questions and Journeys

Here are a few of the corporate learning- and technology-related articles and videos that have caught our eye recently.   “Want to Know What Your Brain Does when it Hears a Question?” by David Hoffeld, FastCompany is a quick intro to the power of questions and their ability to influence you. Don’t you think that’s an exciting subject for... Read More
Ruthless Relevance Puts Reg CC in Context

Ruthless Relevance Puts Reg CC in Context

Capital City Bank of northern Florida has a great example of Article #2 of Intrepid’s Declaration of Modern Learner Rights in action. One of the (many) problems with compliance training is that you are taught the rules but not the application, not the stories, not the impact of making mistakes—not the ruthless relevance. I worked in banking for 17... Read More
Sales & Service Training Shift Q&A with Sam Herring

Sales & Service Training Shift Q&A with Sam Herring

In the recent webinar “The Sales & Service Training Shift: Technology’s Impact on Effective Learning Methods” with Miller Heiman Group, Intrepid CEO Sam Herring discussed the modern learner with Miller Heiman’s CEO Byron Matthews, but of course there is never enough time for all the Q&A sparked by such a dynamic topic. So Byron and Sam spent a little... Read More
People, People!

People, People!

This is one of our series of posts about Intrepid’s Declaration of Modern Learner Rights. I read an article on LinkedIn the other day by one of NPR’s digital product designers about using “stress cases” to design their products. “As a digital product designer for news organizations,” Libby Bawcombe writes, “I’ve often focused on user experience and visuals — and not... Read More
Debunking 4 Common Myths of Online Learning

Debunking 4 Common Myths of Online Learning

Intrepid is pleased to present this guest blog from Emily Hoffman, Chase McMillan, and Justin Hale of VitalSmarts: Online learning gets a bad rap—and deservedly so. For decades, eLearning courses have been clunky, ugly, awkward, difficult to use, boring and just plain ineffective. As teachers of face-to-face, interpersonal skills, we at VitalSmarts (a company with a 30-year history of... Read More
What to Worry About When Moderating

What to Worry About When Moderating

What to Worry About When Moderating, And What Not to Worry About! Article # 4 of our Declaration of Modern Learner Rights is a key one for keeping engagement high in an online learning experience. And it’s up to both learners and course owners to contribute to a dynamic experience. “A Learners Contributions Shall Be Acknowledged” ensures that no... Read More