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Three Project Management Communication Pitfalls to Avoid

Posted by Jenny Holt

May 16, 2017 1:37:31 PM

43950514_s.jpgA good project manager needs to know that they are communicating well with their team - that he/she is hearing them and being heard. It is said that “the greatest enemy of communication is the illusion of it.” For a project manager, effective dialogue with team members is one of the most important skills to possess. Each person has a unique life perspective and an equally unique way of communicating. Add to the mix a team where some or all the members work remotely, and you have quite the project management challenge.
 
To avoid communication challenges, here are three common pitfalls project managers should look out for.
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Topics: Communication

When You Wish Upon a Star (Wars): Transmedia Storytelling & Design

Posted by Dr. Stephen Slota

May 11, 2017 1:30:00 PM

We're excited to announce that Dr. Stephen Slota will join us again as a guest BYTE speaker on May 23, 2017. This guest blog post helps you prepare for, and gives a preview of, his live learning session, Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design

70448462_s.jpgIn my previous blog post, I provided an overview of gamification with two specific goals in mind:

  1. Challenging the design community to ground projects in contemporary learning science rather than (or at least in addition to) any given technology.
  2. Defining gamification in learning science terms, with behavioral gamification, gamification for memorization, and gamification in character corresponding to behaviorism, information processing, and situated cognition, respectively.
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Topics: Gamification, Storytelling

3 Guiding Principles for Grabbing Learner Attention

Posted by Katelind Hays

May 9, 2017 1:30:00 PM

BYTE Session Recap

19109725_s.jpgHow do you capture your audience’s attention when so many factors provide distractions?

Recently, guest BYTE speaker Mark Harter answered this question and provided pro-tips accumulated from years of practical experience.

Read on for three guiding principles you can use when working on new instructional designs and promoting training events.

Watch the entire webinar replay of, Grabbing Learner Attention, for a step-by-step process for creating a professional video studio on a budget, and tricks for making learning fun.

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Topics: Engagement, Modern Learning, BYTE

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