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A Leader’s Role in Building a Productive Team

Often an outside voice adds to the conversation in a way that usual characters can’t. The following blog post is a perfect example of the diversity a contributor can add to the discussion. Lou Russell offers a wonderful view on the way leaders can build and maintain a productive team. Enjoy.

—Richard Sites, VP Training and Marketing

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e-Learning Design Challenge: Dump Next or Stump Linda

by Linda Rening, PhD, Instructional Designer

I have a challenge for you. And, it’s a tough challenge. I believe you are up to it, but I’m not sure you will believe that you are. Here’s the challenge: Design an e-learning course with no Next or Back button.

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And the Winner is: Creating an Oscar-Worthy Learning Program

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist

This week marks the culmination of the Academy Awards season. It is amazing how these awards draw attention to the film industry, even seeming significant to people who are not particularly interested in the movie industry. 

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Make a Learning Love Connection: Five FACTS for Better e-Learning Courses

by Ann Iverson, instructional designer | @iverson_ann

What is love, really? We can love our cars, homes, and flat-screen TVs, but purists will tell you, “You can’t love things, dummy. You can only love people.” Hmmm, you sure about that? 

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All the World’s a Stage—Becoming a Better e-Learning Designer

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist

One of the most frequent questions I get from training professionals trying to make a start in e-learning design is about how to get training. Of course, there are the expected avenues. Here’s the answer I gave last week when this came up in a webinar: 

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Celebrate February as Learner Appreciation Month!

by Angel Green, senior instructional strategist | @LearnerAdvocate

A few years back, I wrote a Valentine’s themed blog about how we should take the time to Listen, Observe, Value, and Evaluate (LOVE) our learners. The blog struck a chord with readers and remains one of the most popular articles. Since that original blog published, we’ve had other “learner appreciation” blogs, however, we want to make it official. Therefore, we, Allen Interactions, declare February to be Learner Appreciation Month!

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15 Shareable Learning Design & Development Quotes

Here is a list of are some of the best quotes about training, success and learning. What are your favorite sharable learning quotes? Share them in the comments below!

  1. "The most basic way to get someone's attention is this: Break a pattern. Humans adapt incredibly quickly to consistent patterns.” Chip Heath, Author and Speaker, Made to Stick (Tweet this)

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Ethan Edwards Answers Your e-Learning Design Questions

At Allen Interactions, we strive to be a resource for instructional designers looking to make better, more effective e-learning designs. These questions were submitted by attendees of Ethan Edwards' recent webinar "5 Secret Tips to Drive Impactful e-Learning Designs". If you missed the webinar and would like to view the recording, check out the on-demand webinar here. 

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4 Tips to Maximize Your e-Learning Graphic Designers' Time

by Hannah von Bank, instructional writer

Everyone wants their course to be visually appealing, but there is rarely a consensus among the project team and stakeholders as to what that actually means. Going through the process of working, reworking, and scrapping designs is time-consuming for media artists and expensive for stakeholders—so what can we do about it?

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The Ultimate ATD TechKnowledge Resources Recap

This week, hundreds of learning professionals gathered at ATD TechKnowledge in Las Vegas to hear from thought leaders, learn from industry professionals and connect with peers. With the power of social media on our side, we can now easily access the latest tweets, blogs and resources! So here is an aggregated resource list from ATD TK!

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