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  • As you may know, Learning Now TV is a monthly, hour-long, television news format program for Learning & Development Professionals. It airs the last Thursday of every month, and the recording is available via the LearningNow.TV website thereafter. It's also a podcast, featuring 30min interviews with Learning & Development Professionals. I'm a big fan of this network, and all the work of the man behind it: Executive Producer Colin Steed. He's been kind enough to be a guest on TLDC's #VideoFriday on occasion, and has always been very encouraging. After I first appeared as a guest on the Learning Now podcast with Lisa Minogue-White... ...and a brief interview as part of a piece by Tom Spiglanin in 2016. ...returning for an

  • Learning & Development conferences are a great opportunity to connect with your larger community of Instructional Designers, Developers, and other Learning Professionals who are working at helping people do their jobs better.  There's also a lot of learning you can do for your own continued professional development. Here are the conferences Sam Rogers of Snap Synapse will be attending within the next year, and the professional development opportunities we offer. Online Learning Conference 2018 - October 8-10, Chicago 5th Annual Top Training Video Awards (judge/presenter) DevLearn 2018 - October 22-26, Las Vegas Video Production Intensive (1-day workshop) Making Your Mobile Video Look Great (concurrent session) Training, Learning, & Development 2019 - January 27-29, Phoenix Video Production Intensive (1-day workshop) Version 2.0

  • When we make learning assets, training resources, and support documentation, we typically do so under the belief that they will be permanent. But this is a false belief in all cases. And this is a belief that does us -- and our precious learners -- harm. Yes, facts do indeed change over time. For historians and auditors, nothing should be thrown away, we need the records of what once was true. But for we who make resources for workplace learning, it does mean throwing the old things away so no one will be confused about what is now true. When we design learning around permanent facts, we're doing it wrong. We're assuming those facts will stay put. There is 100%

  • This question came in via our LinkedIn page recently... You spoke at ATD Sacramento last year, and I really loved your talk on Smartphone video production. I'm starting to really get into video production for L&D due to a job change. I have a license through my new job for Adobe Premiere, and I'm wondering if you have any thoughts or suggestions on video editing in that program. Do you have any tips or suggestions you would be willing to share with me? Thanks, and hope you are well! - David Thanks for reaching out, David! Glad to hear that you're putting some of that knowledge to good use :) As for Adobe Premiere, it is THE editing tool we

  • Today is the big day!!! Starting at 8am Pacific (Monday, July 30th 2018), we'll be providing 4-hours of continuous livestreamed programming with extra-special of guests in The Video Engagement Playlist. This interactive online event will feature: Steve Stockman, LA writer/producer/director, and author of "How To Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck" (the most popular cinematography book on Amazon!) Lee LeFever, cofounder of Common Craft, creator of the modern explainer video (multiple of viral YouTube videos) and author of "The Art of Explanation" Jonathan Halls, former head of the BBC’s prestigious Production Training department, current adjunct professor at George Washington University, and author of "Rapid Video Development for Trainers" Mark Lassoff, founder of (over 500,000 students taught) and the soon-to-be-launched FrameworkTV channel Michael Kinney,

  • Big data is here. Like any new shiny thing, with it comes with acclaimed hope and noisy promises. Truth is always less glossy than the sales brochure. No matter how you parse all that data, it can't tell you where to go. All it can ever do is point to some things you may not have thought of yet. That is its core value, showing us blind spots and reveal ignored interconnections. And is this important? Well, it is if you say it is. Data can show us what happened in the past. It can't say why. We must overlay our values over the data to give it any value. We say what matters. What matters is all about what

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