I’ve always liked the quote from Dwight Eisenhower, “If you can’t solve a problem, enlarge it.” It invites us to turn technical problems into system change opportunities. So it isContinue reading “Small actions”
Nancy Bacon and Sarah Brooks co-host the Nonprofit Radio Show, a podcast designed to give small, rural nonprofits regular opportunities to learn and connect on topics that matter.
Good instructional design puts information in an order that makes sense. It taps into the right emotions. It centers what you will see or hear different afterwards.
“It don’t care what it looks like. The content is there.”“I’m not good at graphics. I use PowerPoint templates to create a slidedeck.”“I’m a bullet-point junky. I can’t live withoutContinue reading “The Case for Graphics and Design”
Many compliance-focused efforts are built around the belief that people will do something if they know about it. This article explains four other ways to increase compliance for the long term.
If you were constructing an entrance to a building and were resource-constrained, would you build stairs or a ramp? Stairs make the building accessible to individuals who are able-bodied. The rampContinue reading “Stairs, ramps, and curb-cuts: Designing for everyone”
Here we go again. In-person sessions are being moved online. Inevitably the person organizing the conference or workshop breaks the news with a sigh. “It won’t be the same.” PerhapsContinue reading “I see you: how to build trust and connection online”
Regular readers of this blog know that I use this space to think out loud. It is where I take shards of a theme that keep surfacing and see howContinue reading “Communication and learning”
Tools are key elements in an effective learning program. Tools help people to do their job. They also help with learning transfer.