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Why Instructional Designers Must Teach Innovative Thinking

Why Instructional Designers Must Teach Innovative Thinking

Bill Gates made these pronouncements recently in an interview: 1) “Artificial Intelligence is on a faster learning curve than human intelligence.” 2) “Artificial Intelligence will lead to labor substitution (lobs losses) for the next twenty years.” 3) “Innovation is the key to solving all problems.” It’s hard to argue with Bill. So, let’s connect the dots. What is the relationship between Instructional Design and innovative thinking?

How To Reduce Scrap Learning In Training: Take It From Librarians; We Know Scrap When We See It

How To Reduce Scrap Learning In Training: Take It From Librarians, We Know Scrap When We See It

When it comes to our collections, great public librarians are like great Instructional Designers: We keep them current, relevant, appealing, and responsive to our communities. Keeping our collections useful and looking good means we have to get rid of things though. That’s right: Public libraries throw books away. Here is how to reduce scrap learning in your training.

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2016 Spring CLO Symposium

Since its inception in 2004, the CLO Symposium has become the most respected live-conference event for learning leaders – those corporate executives who oversee learning and development initiatives for their enterprises’ workforce, customer, suppliers and partners. With an agenda built by the editors of Chief Learning Officer magazine, the CLO Symposium has evolved into the preferred meeting place for learning executives and their corporate peers. What began as a conference has quickly become a community.

Knowledge Mining: Instructional Designers Note That Data Is Not Knowledge, Just As Crude Oil Is Not Rocket Fuel

Knowledge Mining: Instructional Designers Note That Data Is Not Knowledge, Just As Crude Oil Is Not Rocket Fuel

Today’s employees are knowledge miners. Because data are just that – data. Data has no intrinsic meaning or usefulness. Like buried coal or oil, it is inert; it is static, useless to us. It does, however, have enormous potential. In fact it has incalculable possibilities. And that is where Instructional Designers can play a crucial role. Let me explain.

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