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🦾 Using Technology in the Workplace to Increase Human Connection with Emily Harburg

🦾 Using Technology in the Workplace to Increase Human Connection with Emily Harburg

Is technology tearing us apart…or bringing us together? Learn how to use technology in the workplace to increase human connection with the Co-Founder and CEO of PairUp, Emily Harburg. (Watch on YouTube HERE.) Get to Know Dr. Emily Harburg Dr. Emily Harburg is passionate about building technology that helps people feel more connected, supported, and […]

What Can You Do to Bridge a Skills Gap?

Only 40% of employees feel their companies are upskilling enough, leaving the workforce with a skills gap. There’s obvious room for growth that forward-thinking organizations will take advantage of by developing innovative strategies that will bridge the skills gap and create a workforce that’s prepared for the future. Learn what the skills gap is, what […]

15 Blended Learning Strategies to Spice Up Trainings

Tired of bland organizational trainings? Let’s take a look at how you can incorporate blended learning strategies into your approach for a more flavorful experience your employees will crave. “If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?” Whether you’ve been asked this by a friend on […]

12 Ways to Sabotage a Learning Experience

At Desklight, we are passionate about creating learning experiences that are truly learner-centered. While you might think all learning experiences are built for the learner, the reality is that not all designs fully embrace the learner’s needs and preferences. With over 40 years of combined experience, our team has identified 12 common pitfalls in learning […]

Getting Intentional About Creating Tension in Learning

Discover 6 ways to create tension in your learning experiences, why it’s important, and how it will cultivate learners, stimulate critical thinking, and boost knowledge retention for transformative learning. Tying Tension into Learning Do you remember the struggle of learning how to tie your shoes? Your uncoordinated fingers had to be pinched just right, your […]

SIGNIFICANCE: The Design of the Learning Experience (6 of 6)

Design learning to answer why? When I taught marketing communications, one of the early lessons I conveyed to students, and the very first element I looked for in their work was this: can the audience explain WHY this message is for them, and will they care? What makes this message, at this moment, significant? Learning […]

TOUCHPOINTS: The Design of the Learning Experience (5 of 6)

Close your eyes. Breathe deep. And remember. Not that long ago I taught a course on semiotics to help advertising students understand how to draw connections between material forms (things that can be heard, seen, touched, or tasted) and the signified (the mental concept – what that thing means). One day I taught a class […]

INTERACTIONS: The Design of the Learning Experience (4 of 6)

It takes a village. And good content. And a good instructor. Learning interactions are one of the most overlooked design elements in learning, often because managers and instructors have a limited view of who and what is doing the interacting.  Some people think of the personal interactions a learner may have on the job, in […]

RANGE: The Design of the Learning Experience (3 of 6)

Serve Small Bites. “‘You look too thin, grandon,’ said my grandmother. ‘Here, eat some more!’” My friend was telling me this story about a visit he’d had with his grandmother, and I’m sure it’s relatable for many of us. He and his extended family gathered around his grandparents dinner table, already overstuffed and getting sleepy, […]

INTENSITY: The Design of the Learning Experience (2 of 6)

When we design a learning experience, we design a story. Just like your favorite movie, learning experiences are stories that have a degree of intensity to them, and also a conclusion.  It seems obvious to say out loud, but learning experiences are stories that can scaffold not just what someone knows about a particular topic, […]

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