Blog - Beth Epperson

  • May 01, 2019
  • December 12, 2018
  • May 12, 2016

    Continuous Partial Attention Is The New Norm In Learning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    If multitasking had a cousin, it would be continuous partial attention (CPA): The ability to pay attention to more than one thing for an extended period of time. It may sound wonderful and complicated at the same time, but chances are you already use CPA to absorb information every day without even realizing you’re doing it. What are […]

  • October 29, 2015

    Death of Textbooks: 5 Reasons to go Digital

    By: Andrew Fayad

    The beginning of a school semester usually brings back the same memories: seeing friends; grabbing course schedules; and of course, the crippling physical and financial weight of picking up textbooks. The thick tomes have become a modern thorn in the side of cash-strapped students who must purchase (and re-purchase) the books they’ll need for the […]

  • October 26, 2015

    Are You Using a Project Management App?

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It might not immediately seem like an L&D topic: project management apps are for IT, right? But sharing projects with employees and prioritizing workflow definitely falls under the umbrella of workplace learning, so project management apps are definitely worth a second look. Even small companies can benefit from having every project (including training sessions) flow […]

  • October 21, 2015

    Dear Twitter: Don’t Change Your Character Count

    By: Andrew Fayad

    First it’s the Facebook “dislike” button; could Twitter be the next social media giant to announce a big change? In a September 29tharticle, re/code reported that Twitter is developing a product that would allow users to bypass the usual 140 character limit (to mixed opinions). As if to prove their intentions, Twitter also removed the 140-character limit […]

  • October 14, 2015

    How Virtual Reality Became 2015’s Comeback Kid

    By: Andrew Fayad

    File this under “Topics Most Likely to Have Been a 1980s Sci-Fi Movie Plotline”: A 26-square mile real-life Sim City is currently under construction deep in the New Mexico desert, designed to test new technologies on a grand scale. Before you pack your bags to become a sim character yourself, you should know that the […]

  • October 09, 2015

    4 Video Game Elements to Steal for Your Next Webinar

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Unless you’re a total noob, you know that video games are onto something when it comes to engaging players and getting them hooked. But consider this: According to ESRB, the average gamer is 34 years old. It’s a surprising number and one that might look suspiciously similar to that of the age of your average learner. […]

  • October 07, 2015

    Good, Better, Best: Buildable Microlearning for Macro Results

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    We’ve all been guilty of the “just one more level” rule when playing a video game. It usually happens when playing what should be a quick level of Candy Crush or Plants vs. Zombies and the next thing you know, you’ve been at it for an hour and are now a leading expert on which greenery would work best […]

  • September 29, 2015

    Respect: The Surprising Difference Between Managers and Leaders

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Among the thousands of books, articles, and diatribes written about overseeing employees usually comes the inevitable comparison of managers versus leaders. Usually, it’s the leaders who come out on top: Leaders are the ones depicted as revolutionary trailblazers inspiring others, while managers are the ones cracking whips and counting pennies.

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