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Convert industry buzzwords into plain language Discourse does not require to be daedal to enrapture your spectators. Ok, say what now? Let’s try it again, in plain English: “Presentations don’t have to be complicated to impress your audience.” What is the difference between these two statements? The second statement is written in plain language, and Continue...

How to improve your multimedia designs for learning Raise your hand if you’ve ever been the victim of countless bullet points on a presentation slide! Even if I can’t see your raised hand, I can sympathize with you. At Enable Education, we work with many subject matter experts who have been given the task of Continue...

Leveraging Back-To-School Excitement in the Workplace
Learning is in the air: Can back-to-school excitement inspire your onboarding?  “Is this seat taken?” You’re waiting excitedly for their answer. It’s your first day here, and you don’t know anyone. They say “yes,” and just like that, you feel included. Whether you’re in elementary school, high school, university, or a workplace, the first day Continue...

Instructional Design VS Visual Design
How to Use Instructional Design To Improve Your Current Teaching Model Ah yes, let’s talk about design, shall we? We designers examine why people react the way they do to certain topics and strategize a way to capture somebody’s initial curiosity. It’s our job to prolong the experience with said topic again and again. And Continue...

Learn in a Minute with Jamie: Psychic Entropy
Psychic Entropy Disrupting Consciousness: A Sign of Conflict.  Imagine you’re are filling out the 100th TPS report of the day. Your car was making a clunking noise this morning, the cat is sick, and for some reason, you’re having trouble falling asleep at night. With each repetitive report you fill out, thoughts about your car, cat, and well-being keep pushing themselves into your awareness, Continue...

Learn in a Minute with Jamie: Learning Experience Design
Experience, designed! Is learning a by-product of experience or can it be intentionally designed? “So, what did you learn in school today?” When I was a kid, I froze every time my parents asked me this question; I was never sure how to answer it. Should I talk about specific details, or my general experience with the day’s lessons? I could’ve said that “the mitochondria Continue...

2019 FIRST World Championships: Enable Recap
I Got To Meet Dr. Woodie Flowers! If you know anything about FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), you’ve probably heard of Dr. Woodie Flowers. Dr. Flowers is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering from MIT. He has been a mentor for FIRST for a long time, and his contributions to the Continue...

Learn in a Minute with Jamie: Bird Brain
Bird Brain How The Brain’s Hemispheres Shape the World We See I’ve been regularly consuming podcasts since 2009; NPR’s Hidden Brain is one of my current favourites. While driving into work this week, I listened to One Head, Two Brains: How The Brain’s Hemispheres Shape The World We See, an episode featuring psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist Continue...

Train your staff to avoid cyber crime
Is your staff ready to handle cyber crime? In June 2019, a city in Ontario fell victim to an elaborate phishing attack. The loss of more than $500k was an eye opener. Now is the time to band together and share preventative tactics to keep our towns and organizations protected from cyber crime. Proven Training Methods Continue...

Purpose over Profit: Inspired by 2019 OCE Discovery
What drives your company? Are you thinking it’s profits? Or new product lines? Or new acquisitions, expanding global market reach, or going public? Maybe it’s simply the desire for fame and glory! If so, it might be time to reconsider. At the 2019 OCE Discovery Tech Show, I enjoyed the keynote speech by Duncan Wardle. Given that Continue...

Encourage Lifelong Learning with These Simple (and free!) Techniques
It’s True. Watching Videos Can Create Lifelong Learners at Your Organization In every company, resources are scarce. So why will you find Enable Education employees watching TED Talk videos every Tuesday? Satisfying use of alliteration aside, it’s because lifelong learning is a commitment in our office and our employees reward us with hard work, creativity, and loyalty Continue...

What do Next-Gen Learners Need From STEM Education?
 Every new batch of learners is a little bit different from the one before. However, given the pace at which new media and technology are changing, 21st century students really stand out in terms of what they need to succeed in school and beyond. Continue Reading