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WHAT’S ON OUR MINDS.

We’re always learning, wondering and sharing. Here’s what we’re thinking about lately.

Sustaining a Culture of Innovation

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Sep 05, 2019

Innovation, long the corporate buzzword for how an organization can be more productive, shape their future and remain ahead of their competition’s curve. Innovation is at the heart of what […]

Can Mastery Reduce the Emotional Cost of Traditional Learning?

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Aug 29, 2019

Nearly everyone I talk with has his or her own version of the same story. A workshop, class or even an entire semester that defeated them. A learning experience when […]

A Strong QA Process–The Final Step for High Quality Learning

Published By Cathryn Mattimore
on Aug 29, 2019

What’s one way O’Donnell Learn ensures learners are provided with the best instructional content? Quality Assurance, or QA. It is a necessary finishing step for course development. Without it, instructional […]

Mindset over Matter: Does Higher Ed Understand Its Mission-Critical Role?

Published By Joana Jebsen
on Aug 21, 2019

In 2006, when Sir Ken Robinson struck a nerve with what is now the most viewed TED talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?,” climate change, the rise of AI, and other […]

Do You See Doors or Parentheses?

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Aug 16, 2019

The quote above is the closing thought to a blog post by renowned business writer, Seth Godin, in which he pens his view on open and closed doors and how […]

Discovering Why Before Jumping to What

Published By Joana Jebsen
on Aug 09, 2019

It’s human nature to rush to a solution once a problem has been discovered. Though it might seem to make sense to take this approach with LX design, designing effective […]

Utilize a Design Triad to Improve LX Design Success

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Aug 08, 2019

Key to developing new learning experiences is assessing what both the learner and instructor want, what can be done with allocated resources and what is consistent with the client’s overall […]

Microcredentials – Higher Education’s Path To Remaining Relevant For The Long Haul?

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Jul 24, 2019

According to Berson by Deloitte, a leading workforce and talent development consultancy, 57% of jobs are vulnerable to automation and 70% of business leaders believe they need a new mix […]

Which Comes First, Character or Culture?

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Mar 28, 2019

This quote by Anne Frank really resonated. I have been thinking a lot about character, particularly as it relates to culture in business and in our educational institutions.  With the […]