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McDonalds Monopoly Learning Game Designers
Anybody out there a closet McDonald’s® MONOPOLY™ player? I’ve been out of the Midwest for several years now, but nothing beats a fresh brewed iced tea and a good one is hard to find on the West coast. While I’m not a big McDonald’s fan for a variety of reasons, come MONOPOLY season, there is...
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AVAC and SFDPH engaged SweetRush to develop a five-course blended learning program on Good Participatory Practice guidelines.
The flowers are blooming, the grass is greening, and if you’re like my husband your allergies are flaring. Ahhh, Spring is in full swing! And according to Al Roker this morning, for most of us summer has arrived, too. As you settle into your Spring and Summer routines, I invite you to stop by and...
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Too Sexy for Your Training: Creating A “What’s In it for Me?” (WIIFM) When Your Learners Couldn’t Care Less
Two integral parts of any large change within an organization are gaining buy-in for the change and developing internal change champions. As a strategic partner to our clients in helping foster behavior change within their organizations, we believe effective communications around the change are essential for buy-in and success. We can make the best training...
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Tips for Training Millennials
In our workplace today we see three primary generations: Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials. Gen X, the generation sandwiched in between the Boomers and the Millennials, is only half as big as the Boomer generation. As Boomers retire, there will only be “experienced” workers to fill half of those positions. This means Millennials will...
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Business Case eLearning Approval Buy-in
By now hopefully your company’s leadership team has bought off on the concept of e-learning as a cost-saver. We know it reduces time spent off the job, eliminates costly travel costs to attend instructor-led training, and allows us to learn the same amount of content in a shorter amount of time. But what do you...
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designing for the mind classroom layout
While the visuals in your presentation and student materials should follow good design principles to enhance student learning, what about the classroom layout? Here at SweetRush, we talk a lot about “designing for the mind.” The way we treat visual design in learning can help or hurt a learner’s experience and ability to retain knowledge....
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Gaining executive buy in
You’ve done your homework and research, and designed a training program that you know will bring positive business results to your organization. Your team and immediate supervisor have weighed in, and you have a plan ready to put in front of the C-team. How do you make a pitch that works and has you looking...
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Job Aids… and If You Need Them
In a recent training class that I am attending, I received the most perfect “job aid” to take home with me and apply “on the job” in the coming months. You see, my husband and I are in training to become parents of a newborn, and the job aid we received in class last week...
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Three considerations for mobile learning mlearning so you don’t get burned.
I love fajitas. Vegetarian fajitas, beef fajitas, shrimp fajitas… all fajitas. I love them at home, on the road — and even better at our local, completely un-authentic Mexican restaurant. When fajitas are served, the waiter always reminds you not to touch the plate. This is smart, because those suckers are HOT! Hungry yet? Good,...
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having your cake and eating it too designing for multiple mobile devices
This week, I’ve been partnering with a large client in a couple different areas of its organization. One group within the organization is developing a very hip and visually interactive game to teach sales associates about the company’s products. The other group is developing a simple mobile application that’s essentially a product catalog listing the basic features...
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If You Build It and It’s Not Mandatory, Will They Come?
I’ve been working with a client this week who is seeking to develop a training program for an audience that is in no way required to participate in the program. I’m not going to get into the details of the client: Let’s just say that they manufacture luxury widgets, and they distribute these widgets through...
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