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Playing the armchair critic

May 3, 2012

Imagine for a moment that you are watching a figure skating pair competing in the Olympics. They are so graceful. They make wearing two metal sticks on feet and dancing on a patch of ice look natural. The man throws the woman into the air, sending her spinning like a top. She lands on one [...]

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What Adult Learners Want

March 20, 2012

Way back in the 1970s, Malcolm Knowles identified the following six principles of adult learning: • Adults are internally motivated and self-directed • Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences • Adults are goal oriented • Adults are relevancy oriented • Adults are practical • Adult learners like to be respected In plain [...]

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Training in Action

March 13, 2012

The American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) estimates that U.S. organizations spent over 170 billion dollars on employee learning and development in 2010. It is a staggering number and no wonder that CEOs are asking how much return on investment they can expect. The answer to that question depends on another question: What did [...]

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Learning Is Doing

March 5, 2012

What exactly do instructional designers (IDs) really do? When we ask our clients this question, it’s surprising the number of answers we get back. Some people believe an ID’s main task is similar to that of a graphic designer. They find images to illustrate content, work with Web developers to make Web sites come alive, [...]

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How do people learn?

February 27, 2012

Did you take a university- or college-level biology class? If so, do you remember how the lecturer stood in front of the class going through fact after fact, process after process, bacteria, protozoa, and the like? Then you went home and propped your eyes open with toothpicks to get through a textbook that was so [...]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

February 17, 2012

It’s 10:00 am and your office building just caught fire. What would you like your employees to do? Define emergency preparedness, describe the risks associated with lack of planning, or quickly and safely evacuate the building? Unless your employees are fire-proof, you are most likely to choose the last option. Our goal at PulseLearning is [...]

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Destination: Creative Learning

February 7, 2012

Our instructional designers are finding more and more that employers are looking for creative training solutions. The fact is, employees don’t want training that shoves them back into an old-style school desk. It’s not that employees don’t want to learn, they do. As in everything, it’s the ‘how’ not the ‘what’ that matters most. Employees [...]

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How to get your learners to embrace change – and the training that comes with it.

August 10, 2010

PulseLearning has partnered with organizations large and small to assist with strategic communication related to projects. We understand that large scale training initiatives are typically a support to a significant change within an organization. While that change may be very positive and productive for the company, many people may have fears about it or want [...]

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Prepare your staff with skills required for 2012 Olympics

June 15, 2010

The People 1st State of the Nation report released earlier this year provided some pointed insights into training needs in the hospitality sector in advance of the 2012 Olympics. Hotel, restaurant and bar staff numbers have dropped by 30% in the last year – leaving the remaining staff to take on more work. In addition to [...]

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PulseLearning Expert Instructional Systems Design (ISD) + 3D Tech = Learning that sticks

June 2, 2010

PulseLearning ISD+3D Click the link above to see a self-running video of an interactive hands-on training module that enables learners to practice maintenance on expensive or dangerous equipment in a safe, virtual environment. If you’d like to play with the actual demo – just ask – we’ll send you the link.

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