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Multimedia Design Principles Part 1: Keep it Simple

Raise your hand if you have created more training videos, more PowerPoint presentations, or more online course modules in the last year than ever before? As I suspected. OK, you can all put your hands down. So, let me ask you this question. How do you ensure your final product becomes an effective learning resource?

The Value of an Applied Masters in Technology Management

In April, the School of Technology completed a major revision in our Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM). Building on the success of the previous degree, we looked at areas where we could improve, to ensure students received a quality education—an education that was steeped in best practices.

Tips for Demonstrating EI in the Remote World of Work

People who have worked globally have long understood the dynamics of working in a remote capacity. They have had the opportunity to practice over time and perfect techniques that have made them effective in working this way. We should remember that becoming proficient at something takes dedicated effort, practice, feedback, commitment, and mindfulness. All of us can raise our EI when working remotely if we take an inventory of our skills and then isolate areas for improvement. It isn’t difficult work but rather disciplined work. What will you do today to improve YOUR emotional intelligence?

Steps to Improve Psychological Safety in a Virtual Team

Psychological safety has been a popular concept in the business press lately, particularly after the Google internal study of teams highlighted this as a key characteristic of high-performance teams. Many managers ask – how do we foster psychological safety, particularly in a virtual team? Fortunately, I interviewed a team in which psychological safety improved during the pandemic!

The Post-pandemic Hybrid Office

On March 11, 2020, The World Health organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This caused businesses around the world to suddenly move into the virtual office having employees work from home (WFH). It was soon discovered that many companies lacked a continuance plan to keep their business fully operational should they not be able to go back to the office.

To Go Hybrid or Not? The Human Nature Behind the Question

I’m not a psychologist, though I do moonlight as an armchair therapist. My bookshelf is stocked with psychology textbooks, my conversations littered with references to Carl Jung. I toyed with the idea of returning to school to get a PhD in psychology, but instead, landed on writing about the future of work and organizational design—with a side of psychoanalyzing.

How Do I Pay for College?

Paying for your education is a significant financial commitment. There are several ways to finance your degree program if paying your tuition and fees directly is not an option for you. Individual institutions are certified by the United States Department of Education.

The Big Picture: Trust is the New Employee Experience + 3 Tips to Get Started

Over the past few years, the employee engagement market has slowly but steadily shifted towards the Employee Experience. Companies now understand the importance of winning the talent war as their best competitive advantage. The best experience for employees keeps them engaged, productive, and dedicated to their customers’ satisfaction.

How Do You Teach THAT Online?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought enormous upheaval and changes for almost everyone in society. In the field of Education, teachers at all levels are acutely aware that most schools were forced to provide some form of emergency remote learning in place of traditional on-ground instruction (Kelly, 2020). New, sudden, and ever-changing teaching and learning modalities became the reality for instructors and students this school year (Supiano, 2020).

Becoming a Successful and Engaged Dissertation Candidate

I have been an instructor and a dissertation chair for quite a while. Most of my students are in the United States but many are also from around the world including China, Africa, South America, the Pacific Islands, and Canada. They come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. These students come to a doctoral program for a number of reasons – to achieve their dream of becoming a doctor in their chosen field, conduct research to make a difference, learn more about what it means to be a scholar, or be able to wear a cool tam instead of a mortar board ;-)

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