Services

My most provided services for organizations, workplace learning teams, content experts, and professional organizations are listed below. If you have something else in mind, contact me using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

 

Quick Help

I meet virtually (Skype, Zoom, etc.) with people and companies to provide targeted help with their situation(s). I offer guidance on best ways to get where you want to go, good resources, what research says about [situation], and more.

 

Here are some common issues people want help with.

What instructional tactics work best for _______?​

How can we accomplish _______?​

What digital learning tools would be good for _______?​

What does research say about _______?​

Prepare to give me background information, because your specific situation, needs, and constraints can make a large difference in the insights and help I offer.

Presentations, Webinars, and Workshops

I do presentations, webinars, and workshops on actionable tactics from my books and courses for teams and conference sessions. 

 

Presentations can be in-person or via webinar/virtual classroom tools. The most common topics are:

  • Designing with and not against human memory constraints and attributes

  • Writing clear and concise instructional content

  • Designing needed practice activities and feedback

  • Writing valid and valuable multiple-choice questions

  • Selecting and using asynchronous and synchronous tools for online instruction

 

Coaching and Creation of Zenler Online Courses

Research points to the very real need to combine asynchronous and synchronous elements for digital courses (see my discussion of what research says: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4). I looked for a course system to support the range of  needed elements and tested course development systems, including Kajabi, Teachable, Thinkific, Ruzuku, and others. They simply didn't support the range of elements needed for good instruction. Then I found Zenler, which supports a variety of asynchronous interactions and synchronous interactions. Check it out: https://www.newzenler.com/invite/iaA0Mr. We use an evidence-informed approach and help you become self-sufficient so you can build and maintain your own courses in the future.

Other Work

  • Find and analyze research to inform your organization's instructional decisions

  • Design and build online, face-to-face, and blended courses and curricula

  • Build surveys and write reports based on results

  • Write articles and reports on evidence-based learning topics

Contact me here.

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