motivating learners

Creating learning experiences when performance really matters

I recently heard a news story about the Ebola crisis where the expert being interviewed explained that most of the infections of healthcare workers occur not from faulty or missing protective equipment but from workers not following the correct procedures when they remove their gear. This reminded me of a prototype that SmartBuilder developed a … [Continue Reading]

Grab Their Attention!

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You settle into your stadium seat, popcorn on lap and soda nestled in its holder. The previews roll, the music swells, and your favorite actors’ names appear in starring roles.  You’ve anticipated this movie for quite awhile. The title zooms in then fades. Instead of a dramatic scene fading in, the following text scrolls slowly onto … [Continue Reading]

Facebook Blues

Today I read about an interesting study from the University of Michigan which found that the more people used Facebook, the unhappier they were. This may seem counter intuitive since you’d think that being more connected to others would enhance one’s sense of well-being. One possible explanation is that by spending more time doing virtual socializing, … [Continue Reading]