Services

My most provided services for organizations, workplace learning teams, content experts, and professional organizations are listed below. If you have questions or 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 organizations 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 _______?​

What digital learning tools work best for _______?​

What do I need to do to fix these multiple-choice questions?

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.

Help Writing Valuable and Valid Multiple-choice Questions

I work with writers, experts, learning practitioners, and other stakeholders to create the right multiple-choice questions for specific needs (assess understanding, assess achievement of learning objectives, certification). Typically, people hire me to work with stakeholders to produce clear, concise, and relevant questions, including critical knowledge and skill questions.

Coaching and Creation of Blended 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, Part 4, and Part 5). I looked for a course system to support the range of  needed elements and tested course development systems, including Kajabi, Teachable, Thinkific, Ruzuku, Podia, Pathwright, and others. They simply didn't support the range of elements needed for good instruction. Then I found one that does. 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.

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 valuable and valid multiple-choice assessments

  • Selecting and using asynchronous and synchronous tools for online instruction

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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