What does it take to be an Executive Chief Learning Officer? Learning from Dolly Oberoi

The mission of C2 Technologies* is “to be the best performance improvement company,” and there is no doubt that C2 is serious about accomplishing this mission, especially with Dolly Oberoi at the helm. After meeting C2’s CEO, I can very easily understand why C2 is one of the Metro-DC area’s fastest growing companies. Dolly Oberoi is an amazing woman, truly …

What does it take to be an Executive Chief Learning Officer? An Interview with Jeffrey Katzman

Jeffrey Katzman is serious about educational technology. He’s been working relentlessly for more than 20 years to empower educators and learning professionals with advanced learning solutions. As a part of my learning experience pursuing the Executive Chief Learning Officer (ECLO) graduate certificate at George Mason University, I interviewed Jeff to learn more about him after I saw a post he …

trnup for what? designing a mobile app

Recently I had the opportunity to work with Matt Tidwell, the president of ThinkThru, Inc., to help him get some of his ideas for an app further down the line towards reality – something the public may be able to use. I can’t say much about the app’s function itself, but I can show you some of the images I …

Developing online and hybrid learning experiences for Cellebrite

Developing Online and Hybrid Learning Experiences for Cellebrite

CLIENT BACKGROUND If you’ve ever bought a cell phone from a retailer and asked them to transfer your information from your old phone into your new one, chances are you have come into contact with Cellebrite. Cellebrite is “a global company known for its breakthroughs in mobile data technology, delivering comprehensive solutions for mobile lifecycle management and mobile forensics.” One …

“Build a Star Wars-themed Interaction, This Week Your Challenge Is”

THE CHALLENGE So I came across this conversation on Twitter the other day. I like Star Wars. I knew I would be doing exactly the same thing; I would be reading, searching, and viewing all things Star Wars this week. My wife and I had tickets to the first showing in town at the IMAX 3D (I was one of …

My Life in Video Games, Now that I’m an Instructional Designer and Developer

When I was a kid, there were few things that made me happier than playing video games. From even my very first gaming experiences, where I remember sticking cassette tapes into my grandparents’ Commodore to play something very similar to PONG, I was amazed at the thought of being able to interact with digital images on a TV screen. I …

EJ’s Voice Over Sound Board

Just about every day I do voice over work for my projects. Because I’m a full project/full life cycle instructional designer and developer, I tend to do my own voice over work. I’ve worked with more than a few projects where I haven’t done my own voice over work. I’ve provided direction to other narrators and voice over artists. But …

Providing Branding and a Website for a Friend: Michele’s Maids

I made a new friend on the way to school. I met Richard DeMocker when he was taking his grandson to school. My children attend the same school, and I saw him on a pretty regular basis when dropping off my own children. One day, we struck up a conversation. As tends to be the case, the subject of our …

Bringing a Forensic Training System Online

Introduction For the last two years of my life, the vast majority of my waking hours – nay, the vast majority of my hours – have been devoted to this project. I remove “waking” from hours for reasons that will be obvious by the time you finish reading this. A great quantity of my sleep has been sacrificed for it. …

Identifying Performance Needs and Changing Performance Assessment in an Aviation Community

I was a performance analyst working with my first instructional design mentor. I had just joined Harkcon and was working for a military aviation training center in Mobile, Alabama. My mentor was an amazing man who had spent the majority of his life either in training programs (as a student, a pilot, or an instructor pilot) or designing them from the ground up. …

Inspector Training for a Government Client

A government client needed a series of Web-Based Training modules to provide inspectors annual recurrent training. Inspectors once had to come back every year to the training site to receive this training. Rather than provide this expensive training in the classroom for all of its chemical inspectors every year, the client decided to provide this instructor-led training only to new inspectors and asked Harkcon to …