For Autism Awareness Month: An Interview with Mimi Goodwin, Mother and Special Education Teacher, on Life, Tech, and Autism April is Autism Awareness Month, created to educate on and increase conversations and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Mayo Clinic defines ASD as “a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities.” The range of behaviors can[…]READ MORE about Perspectives on Autism—from a Mom and Teacher | #AutismAwarenessMonth
Interview with Microassist’s senior learning architect Kevin Gumienny and instructional designer Brandon Winston on what it takes to convert classroom training to elearning. Topics covered include: What is elearning? Advantages of elearning over classroom training How to make sure you create effective elearning when converting from classroom training How long does it take to create elearning? How much does it cost? How effective is using elearning vs instructor-led training? [Skip[…]READ MORE about Converting Classroom Training to Elearning [Audio Interview]
An extensive list of curated tweets and resources from the CSUN 2018 Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego. Brought to you by the accessibility services and curriculum development teams at Microassist. Please link to and share this page if you find it helpful. The 2018 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, sponsored by the California State University Northridge Center on Disabilities, is the largest international conference focused on assistive technology. Its goal is[…]READ MORE about CSUN 2018 Assistive Technology Conference Backchannel: Tweets, Blogs, and More!
When you are planning a software training program roll out, you initially concentrate on what you are going to teach—objectives, curriculum, instructors. However, getting the logistics correct, such as training room rental setup and technical capabilities—and even the coffee and snacks—can also be important to the success of your training program. Rent a Classroom for Your Training Program: Why to Do It, and What to Ask Let us see what questions[…]READ MORE about Room Rental Questions for a Successful Training Program Roll Out
Microassist Senior Learning Architect, Kevin Gumienny, is presenting at the 20th Annual Training Expo 2016 in Austin, Texas as part of the track sponsored by E-Learning Council. The topics for the E-Learning Council Sponsored Track are: Reaching New Audiences through Online Training with Kevin Gumienny. How to Create Effective Learning Based Videos with Kristina Smith from Bright Giant Creative Group. E-Tools 2016: Free Apps and Shareware for Trainers with Luke[…]READ MORE about Microassist’s Kevin Gumienny to Present at Training Expo 2016
A recording of Linda Warren’s presentation on What Makes Good Public Facing Training at Elearning Symposium 2013 in Austin.READ MORE about Webinar Recording: Why Public Facing Training?
Recently, my wife and I rented a minivan for a family trip to Taos, NM. The dashboard computer for the vehicle supplied a mind-boggling number of metrics, including arrival time at destination, trip mileage, miles to empty, average miles per gallon, instantaneous miles per gallon, etc. On the ten-hour drive through the monotonous scenery of West Texas, I got a bit bored and started trying to optimize some of the[…]READ MORE about Training Metrics that Matter: Thoughts from a West Texas Road Trip
Dr. BJ Fogg, director of Stanford’s Persuasive Tech Lab, presented a compelling keynote at mLearnCon 2012 centered around a fascinating question: Can computers be designed to change people’s beliefs and behaviors? The Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab creates insight into how computing products—from websites to mobile phone software—can be designed to change what people believe and what they do. Unlike a lot of pop culture behavior gurus, Dr. Fogg takes a[…]READ MORE about mLearnCon 2012 – BJ Fogg A Methodology for Designing Behavior Change
Have you just been assigned an elearning project? Ready to start planning the project. An essential component of planning an elearning project is figuring out the skill sets needed on your elearning team to complete the project. Ready to pull together your team? What skills do you need on your team to create quality elearning? How many people? Most large E-learning projects are carried out by multiple people. At Microassist we divide our[…]READ MORE about Elearning Team Roles: Critical Skills for Learning Projects
Return on Investment (ROI) is a metric commonly used in business and financial circles to compare competing investments. The use of Training ROI as a way to measure the return on training investment on training initiatives is growing in the training industry. Recently, the focus on Training ROI has become controversial; industry thought leader, Jane Bozarth recently said ROI is “evaluation by autopsy.” Leading Elearning blogger David Kelly states in[…]READ MORE about Training ROI: Use of Return on Investment for Training Programs