Dave Ferguson
Dave Ferguson
Instructional designer, other duties as assigned (or accepted) at Broad Cove Consulting
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion eLearning for "Serious" Subject Matter
"Another ingredient you can stir into many approaches, especially a scenario-based one, is what I call a what-do-you-think question. The i..."
  • over 4 years ago04/18/17 at 6:21 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Strategy for Rolling out New eLearning
"In the tips from Nicole Legault that Allison shared, the first one is Identify What's in It for Learners. Most learners aren't intereste..."
  • over 4 years ago04/11/17 at 8:20 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Images of Celebrities
"I hope they help. And, yes, it does look complex. I'm interested in this topic, and (in case it's not clear) I am not any kind of expert ..."
  • over 4 years ago02/02/17 at 5:04 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Images of Celebrities
"Wikimedia Commons says that the Wikimedia Foundation "does not provide any warranty regarding the copyright status or correctness of lice..."
  • over 4 years ago01/31/17 at 7:24 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Using contractions
"Clark and Mayer, in eLearning and the Science of Instruction, report research on "discouse processing" to show that "people work harder t..."
  • over 4 years ago01/06/17 at 10:12 pm (UTC)
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"Joe Harless, from whom I learned a great deal about instructional design and about improving performance, thought that the drawback to "s..."
  • over 4 years ago01/06/17 at 9:44 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion eLearning for "Serious" Subject Matter
"  Brandon: I work in the pension industry. While we don't deal with as emotionally-laden a topic as domestic violence, we do have some t..."
  • over 4 years ago01/06/17 at 6:08 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion How to visualize abstract concepts
"I'm assuming there are stages to the authorization and capture process as there are in the pension industry, where I work. (Maybe authori..."
  • over 4 years ago12/29/16 at 7:50 pm (UTC)
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"Tristan, it's possible that check-the-box courses exist in organizations other than yours.  ;-) I think breaking up the delivery is a gr..."
  • over 4 years ago12/21/16 at 11:49 pm (UTC)
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"I agree with Nicole: this is a great idea, and one I think the newcomers will appreciate. On the compliance issue: I imagine the existin..."
  • over 4 years ago12/21/16 at 7:32 pm (UTC)
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"Two suggestions (or one suggestion and a thought) First, building on Owen's idea: assuming there are sections in the report (like a grou..."
  • almost 5 years ago12/07/16 at 12:15 am (UTC)
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"I tend to agree with the idea that delivering quality customer service is the (likely) goal, as opposed to spotting a secret shopper (who..."
  • almost 5 years ago11/24/16 at 7:37 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Teaching Adults How to Use Applications
"A lot depends on your audience and their familiarity with the application in question. Regarding the walk-throughs you mention, if people..."
  • almost 5 years ago11/23/16 at 12:12 am (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Learning Quiz vs Pass/Fail Quiz
"What do you see as the difference between "learning quiz" and "pass/fail quiz?"  Here's what I read into the terms (not to say you should..."
  • almost 5 years ago11/21/16 at 9:56 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Re: Copyright
"I used to lurk on an intellectual-property site, where I learned to use IANAL ("I am not a lawyer"). So take this as a layperson's summar..."
  • almost 5 years ago11/14/16 at 9:49 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion How Can I Make Ethics Interesting
"I'm a big believer in the notion that people learn better when they move from specific (behaviors, incidents) to general (principles, rul..."
  • almost 5 years ago11/14/16 at 8:36 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson commented on the article Is Training the Right Solution?
"I like this in terms of its look, its interactivity, and its capsulization of the performance-analysis approach to workplace problems. ..."
  • almost 5 years ago09/27/16 at 7:11 pm (UTC)