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Cathy Moore

Let's save the world from boring instruction

Last Build Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 22:47:50 +0000


Action mapping book now available

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 20:20:34 +0000

Dig deep into action mapping and activity design with my new book, and find out the lessons I learned while writing it. Learn more.

New action mapping job aids available

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:24:38 +0000

Download new, improved action mapping job aids and learn about the Kindle version of my book. Learn more.

How to get everyone to write like Ernest Hemingway

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:04:03 +0000

Text in elearning should be concise and lively. But what does "concise and lively" actually look like? Use a simple readability formula to make sure you're writing in the best style. Learn more.

How to respond to “Make one course for everyone”

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Your client wants "one course for everyone." You know this means "one generic info dump that everyone will forget." How can you steer the project in the right direction? Learn more.

How to really involve learners

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:01:44 +0000

Create a stream of self-contained activities, let people pull information as they need it, slowly increase the challenge with scaffolding, and be a hero. All in one blog post. Learn more.

What’s the real cost of eye candy?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:16:24 +0000

"We need eye candy!" But at what cost? If we spend too much time on images, we don't have time to create challenging activities. Will people really reject a text-only activity? Learn more.

5 ways to become an L&D hero

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:28:15 +0000

"I vow to become a hero to my learners and clients. I'll save the world from boring training!" How can we achieve this resolution? Here are five steps you can take now. Learn more.

7 ways to make dialog sound natural

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:57:02 +0000

Do your scenario characters sound like robots? Try these 7 powerful tips to write natural dialog and give your characters some character. Learn more.

Scenario example: Chainsaw training!

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:47:09 +0000

Your new client wants you to design training for chainsaw users. But what does he really need? And could I possibly be serious about this scenario? Learn more.

Scenario mistakes to avoid #2: “Eat! Eat! You need to eat!”

Tue, 17 May 2016 12:48:57 +0000

Do we really need to force-feed people information before they can try a scenario? Learn more.