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
Ways to Ask “Why?” and Why You Need To

Ways to Ask “Why?” and Why You Need To

      More about: The full text of Article #8 The 5 Whys exercise The 6 Hats exercise The complete Declaration of Modern Learner Rights (full downloadable infographic, preamble and everything) How the Declaration of Modern Learner Rights came to be More from Summer Salomonsen: “Gamification Two Ways: A Look at Learner Motivation” blog... Read More
The Case for Ruthless Relevance

The Case for Ruthless Relevance

[Note: This is one of a series of blog posts diving deeper into each of the 10 Articles in Intrepid’s Declaration of Modern Learner Rights.] Ruthless Relevance: the Core of our Job as Learning Experience Designers In my daydreams about a better corporate world, I overhear workplace comments like these: I just learned the most useful thing in training!... Read More
Webinar: Debunking the 4 Myths of Online Learning

Webinar: Debunking the 4 Myths of Online Learning

Our partner VitalSmarts is presenting what is bound to be a worth-your-while webinar on Tuesday, January 31st at 1pm Eastern. Topics covered will include: The four myths of online learning and the best practices to debunk those myths. Why online learning is ideal for the modern learner (i.e., the up-and-coming workforce you can no longer ignore). Why VitalSmarts has... Read More
Introducing the Declaration of Modern Learner Rights

Introducing the Declaration of Modern Learner Rights

This is not just another ‘the modern learner is finicky and distracted’ compendium of statistics. (We admit we’re already done of one of those). And it’s not another ‘well, there are a gazillion solutions’ listicle. Learning initiatives must be good for both the individual learner and the business in order to actually make a difference for the business. That’s... Read More