Building an ArtificiaI Intelligence (AI) Companion

What happens when your colleagues challenge you to create an AI bot for a speed dating competition at an industry conference? Well, if you’re like me, you take the challenge and create Nathan Hale, the charming AI companion. Image description: Sarah is introducing her AI bot, Nathan Hale, to Megan Torrance at the front of … Read more

Sarah Facilitates ATD TechKnowledge Charity Hackathon

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We’re excited to announce Sarah will be leading a group of instructional designers and developers at the first ATD TechKnowledge Hackathon in San Jose today. This hackathon benefits Upwardly Global. There are about 2 million immigrants and refugees currently in the U.S. who have college degrees from their home countries but are unemployed or working … Read more

2019 Ninjas Strategic Retreat

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We don’t have a secret lair, yet. But if we did, I like to think it would resemble the Thundercats lair (which, awesomely, people are recreating in Minecraft). Instead, we make do with cool AirBnB rentals that have plenty of space to write, learn, and debate, along with a close proximity to excellent food. This … Read more

Learning Solutions Conference 2019

Sarah Mercier and Brian Dusablon will be speaking at The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando, Florida March 26-28, 2019. Tuesday, March 26th[F01] Panel: Where is Instructional Design Heading?[405] Mobile Learning Design in Practice: Deconstructing a Financial Literacy App Wednesday, March 27th[F04] Designing for All: A Panel About Inclusive, Accessible Design We also recommend these sessions from some … Read more

And We’re Off to DevLearn 2018!

The Learning Ninjas are excited to be heading to DevLearn this week! This is one of our favorite conferences, and we are looking forward to meeting new people and catching up with colleagues and friends. We would love for you to join us for two sessions focusing on xAPI and data collection: Session 106 – … Read more