Working in the creative industry can be a challenge. There’s an art to balancing creative ideas and ambitions with the specific goals and objectives of a client. In the end, it’s those challenges that continue to bring creatives like myself back to the table time and time again. That does not, however, mean it’s easy. These are some of the most common challenges I’ve faced and the philosophy I’ve applied: We’re not all inventors. In fact, most of us should think of ourselves as craftsmen. It’s a misconception that all ideas and projects mustrevolutionize their respective industries. Doing something new doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. Challenge yourself to take a step back and tackle your next project the old-fashioned way – with plenty of […]
Like we mentioned in our previous article, blended learning at its foundation is about identifying which type of learning experience makes the most sense for the content to be delivered – and making sure those modules (or pieces) of information are connected. For example, a training program designed to help individuals give better presentations might be most effective when individuals have the opportunity to: Consider their own presentation strengths, weaknesses and style Watch effective presentations and consider what was done well, and on what could be improved Receive tips and tricks to delivering presentations, and then deliver actual live presentations and receive actual feedback on presentations of their own So what might a blended learning approach look like considering the above example of presentation training? It might be made up of several learning components, each with a […]
While blended learning is a recently popularized learning tactic, learning professionals are already trying out new ways to take it one step further. To make the most of their face-to-face time with learners, many instructors are beginning to utilize the flipping method as described by teachthought. Basically, in a conventional style of learning, an instructor delivers information to students face-to-face, then assigns post-session follow-up work (or homework). Hopefully, that instructor is able to provide adequate feedback on that assignment at a later date. Often, that is difficult to do. And we all know homework isn’t very popular with most learners. To be honest, there is a better way! With the flipping method, this conventional style is “flipped” around. Material that would normally be delivered in the classroom is delivered ahead of time via […]
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