eLearning Alchemist

Shifts in the Workplace Structure with Laura Sukurokoff

The especially effervescent Laura Sukorokoff joined us to talk about empathy in the workplace, and how it’s especially essential in these trying times with the miasma of a pandemic hovering over everyday life. “At the very best, employees are feeling stressed about this, feeling worried about this. At the very worst, they’re losing their jobs,…

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How Can Organizations Adapt Their Learning Strategies?

Most corporate learning teams are equipped to deliver learning when employees need to learn something for the first time or to expand on previous knowledge. Unfortunately, few learning teams are equipped to support employees when they need to: act on learned knowledge and skills, adapt knowledge to new trends, or solve new problems when…

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Education & EdTech
The Business Case for Microlearning: Quicksilver

Over the past decade, we’ve come to realize that traditional training approaches are not A.) as effective as needed, or B.) adaptable enough for today’s fast pace businesses. As a delivery vehicle, microlearning is a powerful tool that can deliver better business results in a way that adapts to the business environment, particularly operationally…

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Education & EdTech
How to Influence People Without Being Manipulative: Quicksilver

As the old adage goes: “In business as in life, you’re always selling.” This is certainly true for corporate learning professionals who need to influence others to change their behaviors to improve business performance. But, how do you influence others without being manipulative? On today’s video episode of Quicksilver: A Behind the Scenes Look…

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Education & EdTech
Why Training Design Should Start with the Final Assessment: Quicksilver

Too often the design of training focuses first on content, then on how it is delivered, and finally on how it is assessed. The Backwards Design module, introduced by Wiggins and McTighe flips this approach so that the design of instruction starts with the design of the assessment. So, why should training design start with the…

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Education & EdTech
Applying Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction with Max H. Cropper: Quicksilver

Training design and delivery is often relegated to a top performer who’s good with PowerPoint. From a cost savings perspective, this is an effective approach and many organizations have made do with pseudo-training designers. But, how is quality of learning affected if the training designer isn’t familiar with the scientific evidence on how…

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Education & EdTech
Learning in the Workflow: Quicksilver

The success of organizations operating in a dynamic and rapidly changing economy is often linked to its ability to react quickly and build employee capacity. Many organizations are discovering that transitioning from traditional training approaches to “Workflow Learning” is improving their training outcomes. So, can learning in the workflow make training more nimble and improve…

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Applied Digital is Scaling Up Infrastructure to Handle Growing GPU Deployment Needs
May 20, 2024

During a transformative period, Applied Digital experienced a significant increase in demand for large-scale GPU deployment. This demand required a focus on power density, as the networking within data centers, particularly for InfiniBand, necessitated that servers be located close together. Each server consumed 10.2 kilowatts of power, and the optimal performance was achieved when…

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Applied Digital is Revolutionizing High Performance Computing by Locating Facilities at Unique Power Sources
May 20, 2024

Applied Digital optimizes high-performance computing by leveraging unique power sources, and locating facilities at the source of power rather than in traditional cloud regions. This approach is particularly suited for AI workloads, which do not require ultra-low latency like video streaming. By targeting areas with abundant but underutilized power, known as “stranded power,” the…

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Experts Talk K-12 EdTech Leadership Priorities
K-12 EdTech Leadership Needs a Bigger Seat at the Table to Overcome Cybersecurity, Staffing, Professional Development Challenges
May 20, 2024

As we navigate the evolving landscape of K-12 education, the role of technology, as well as K-12 edtech leadership has never been more pivotal. Especially in the era of K-12 education post-pandemic, how has this influx of technology solutions for everything from curriculum management, to hybrid learning, to quiz gamification, to AI-supported learning, impacted…

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Energy Reporting for Utilities & Businesses Isn’t Just for Transparency. It’s for Energy & Cost Savings, Too.
May 20, 2024

As cities and states increasingly implement energy benchmarking, disclosure, and transparency mandates, utilities and businesses find themselves navigating a complex landscape of compliance and opportunity. The rise of building performance standards, such as New York’s Local Law 97, Boston’s Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), and Denver’s Energize Denver, underscores the urgency for detailed…

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How Schools Around the Globe are Approaching eLearning During the COVID Pandemic: Quicksilver
March 30, 2020

On this week’s episode of Quicksilver: The eLearning Alchemist, Daniel Litwin, the Voice of B2B, fills in for Clint Clarkson to do a quick analysis of how schools around the globe are implementing elearning solutions during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s clearly a time of crisis for the world, and as more large buildings and…

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The Business Case for VR in eLearning: Quicksilver
March 23, 2020

Learning and development inside businesses have evolved significantly with the power of technology. Many companies have experienced its benefits, specifically with virtual reality (VR). But how does VR really elevate eLearning, and what’s the business case for it? On today’s video episode of Quicksilver: A Behind the Scenes Look at The eLearning Alchemist Podcast, host Clint Clarkson sits…

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What To Look For In Your eLearning Authoring Tool: Quicksilver
March 2, 2020

Both the current and future of learning and development in the workplace, many enterprises today, including worldwide corporations and small startups, and even universities and nonprofits, have discovered the benefits of eLearning and are replacing outdated onsite, instruction-led tutorials with modern eLearning platforms. Although the initial investment can seem prohibitive to some, the outlay for…

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Designing for Experiential Learning with Clint Clarkson: Quicksilver
February 18, 2020

In this episode of The eLearning Alchemist: Quicksilver, Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin and host Clint Clarkson speak with Megan Underwood, who is a learning designer at Practera. Underwood shares about the seven steps of experiential learning and explains the value of using Practera’s tools to enhance learning and development, especially in business settings. Among the seven steps Underwood…

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#WomenInLearning and 7 Principles of Experiential Learning with Megan Underwood: eLearning Alchemist
February 11, 2020

In this episode of the eLearning Alchemist podcast, Clint Clarkson interviews learning design expert, Megan Underwood about the 7 principles of experiential learning. They discuss backwards design, the importance of feedback and reflection in learning, and why content is the last thing we need to think about. Click here to see the enhanced transcript with…

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What Should Business Leaders Expect From L&D?: eLearning Alchemist
January 22, 2020

In this #SundayRant on the eLearning Alchemist podcast, host Clint Clarkson rants about what business leaders should really expect from L&D. Business leaders often don’t have a clear understanding of what they should expect from the learning and development team. They know what they want: changes to employee behaviors that drive business results; but, it…

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Creating Direction for the eLearning Industry with Clint Clarkson: Quicksilver
January 15, 2020

In the first episode of The eLearning Alchemist: Quicksilver, Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin and host Clint Clarkson give viewers their initial, behind-the-scenes look at Clarkson’s eLearning Alchemist Podcast. As the series moves along, Litwin and Clarkson will dive into topics ranging from trends in the elearning industry to methodologies, further interviews with podcast guests…

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