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Mastery and Deliberate Practice

"Mastery arrives through what Ericsson calls “deliberate practice.” This entails more than simply playing a C-minor scale a hundred times or hitting tennis serves until your shoulder pops out of its socket.

Taming Information overload before it devours

We are pleased to have a guest post from Richard L. Shadrin of Wonderful Brain.   Rich is •Owner and Strategic Learning Design Leader at Wonderful Brain.  You can follow Rich on Twitter @richshadrin .


Not too long ago we needed tools like an artist’s palette provides a variety of colors. Now we have the technological capacity to deliver learning to anyone in the learning style to which they best respond across multiple platforms irrespective of time and geography. With the gate down learning designers can roam far and wide (and deep) to match content, to methods of communication to outcomes.

Information Overload DiagramThe challenge is just because we can do anything doesn’t mean we have to do everything. The temptation to employ every idea and methodology is an organic consequence of information overload. And pushed at us by the hour (minute, second?) in all kinds of forms has in many ways had the effect of distracting our ability to solve problems. Rather than making learning design more direct and focused, content is too easily diluted by non-essential information—that, while interesting and valuable—does nothing to amplify the quality of the learning solution. At the same time, as this graphic illustrates, our brains just can’t take it all in. We’ve run out of cognitive space—and most of us do not delve any deeper, wider and in some cases outright ignore anything new having burnt out chasing the innovation comet.

Planning and Project Management of an E-Learning Project

The success of your E-Learning initiative begins and ends with project management. E-Learning projects are more complex to manage than traditional learning projects because they involve technology and training. There's more risk, more time constraints, more budget pressures, and more failures in communication.

By the end of this seminar you should be able to manage an E-Learning project so that it is:

  • Effective
  • Within budget
  • On Time

Our Managing E-Learning Projects workshop will show you an adaptive and agile methodology for E-Learning projects that will help you prevent pitfalls commonly found in an E-Learning project. Topics covered include:

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