Do you know Patti Shank? You should …

03/09/2018 JD Dillon

Do you know Patti Shank? If you’re in the workplace learning field, you probably should. I take that back … you DEFINITELY should! Here, I’ll help you! Her Twitter handle is @pattishank and her website is And if you

5 methods of learning personalization

03/05/2018 JD Dillon

Personalization is the next microlearning. Let me explain. L&D is notoriously trendy. Every few years, a new topic will emerge and dominate the “thought leader” universe. We then see untold number of articles and conference sessions on said topic. Every

L&D in 2018

12/31/2017 JD Dillon

It’s the end of the year. That means it’s time for “thought leaders” to grab a few clicks by predicting the future of their industries – well, at least the next 12-months worth of future. L&D is no different. For

Going beyond compliance

12/26/2017 JD Dillon

It’s almost time to begin another calendar year. For many organizations, this also means it’s COMPLIANCE TRAINING TIME! No one likes compliance training. Employees don’t see the point. Managers are forced to chase people down in the days preceding the

Kickstart curation in your workplace

12/04/2017 JD Dillon

Curation is more than a trendy topic. It’s an old-school idea with the renewed power to shift L&D mindset and enable learning and problem solving in more scalable, personalized ways. It can help you keep up with the needs of

My Modern Professional Learning Toolkit

11/27/2017 JD Dillon

Jane Hart – the bastion of all things modern workplace learning – recently distilled the latest results of her annual Top Tools for Learning list into a categorized framework. She has also invited other pros to write up their own

Microlearning summarized

11/01/2017 JD Dillon

Last week, I delivered a session on microlearning as part of the eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference in Las Vegas. You can check out the full presentation at the bottom of this post. The overall thesis is that “microlearning” isn’t a real thing.

What’s in my conference bag nowdays?

10/14/2017 JD Dillon

What should you bring to a conference? There’s only so much that can fit in carry-on, and checked baggage is unnecessarily expensive and complicated. I’ve been attending conferences for the better part of a decade, and my toolkit is constantly

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