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Piloting your e-Learning Course – A Beginner’s Guide

By Hannah Hunter, Instructional Writer 

Did you know that the pilot episode of Star Trek included only one member of the Enterprise crew: Mr. Spock? And in that version, Spock had dark red skin and absorbed food through a plate in his stomach? Viewers of the pilot were not shy in their opinion that the show was boring and Spock was creepy. Thankfully, Star Trek’s creators listened and completely reworked the cast and the script, creating the successful franchise we know today. Thank you, pilot testing!

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7 Tips to Make Your Compliance Online Training Courses Mobile

By Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas /  @cpappas 

Your employees probably aren't thrilled about your upcoming compliance online training course. But what if you could offer them the ability to access it whenever and wherever it's most convenient for them? In this article, I'll share 7 tips to help you turn your compliance online training or certification programs into mobile-friendly online training experiences.

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6 Reasons You Should Attend the 2016 Allen Experience

Tired of the traditional learning conferences in which you sit for hours and listen to speakers all day? If you're ready for an experience that is designed around activity-based and hands-on sessions that deliver practical application, then the Allen Experience is for you! 

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Using an Iterative Process to Bake Successful e-Learning Results

By Edmond ManningSenior Instructional Strategist

"I don't have a spring-form pan. Can I use a regular cake pan for this raspberry truffle cheesecake?" – TV show host to guest chef, HGTV

I saw this question asked on television one Saturday afternoon.

One might argue that this TV show host didn't ask me this question directly. One might even argue that the question is not related to e-learning. Yes, one might make this case.

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Q&A: 10 Practical Principles for Creating Impactful e-Learning

By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanaedwards 

I recently conducted a webinar sponsored by eLearning Industry on 10 Practical Principles for Creating Impactful e-Learning. We had a lively discussion, but there were a number of questions submitted during the session that we didn’t have time to address. In reviewing these questions, it seemed that many of these topics are probably of concern to the participants.

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Microlearning: The Resources You Need to Plan and Execute Future Learning Projects

With the realization of a new-age learning style, microlearning has been a huge trend in the realm of learning development and e-learning. If you Google ‘microlearning resources’ you will see over 88,000 results populate. The sheer volume of information makes it challenging to decipher and find credible information and sources.

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Once, When I was at Band Camp…

By Edmond ManningSenior Instructional Strategist

We remember stories.

Stories provide an organizing structure that makes the subject matter more relevant to learners and can maintain learners' interest throughout a lengthy module or course; the stories lend personal importance that can be lost when dealing with abstract facts and rules.

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10 Mobile Learning Terms that Every Instructional Designer Should Know

By Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas /  @cpappas 

Are you looking for a quick reference guide that can help you brush up on your mobile learning vocabulary before your next Learning and Design meeting? In this article, I'll highlight 10 mobile learning terms that you may want to commit to memory by the time you walk into the conference room.

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Je n’en crois pas mes yeux! Unexpected E-Learning Insights in a French Cathedral

By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanaedwards 

I had the great good fortune of traveling to Paris in March. I spent a couple of days engaged in consulting work, and then added a few extra days just to be a tourist. I’d never been to France before, and I was delighted to spend three or four days exploring a place filled with so much history, art, and culture.

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Three Tenets for Writing Exceptional e-Learning Dialogue

By Erik Sabol, Senior Instructional Writer

You’re an expert on great dialogue.

Seriously. Right now. No further training required.

You’ve been practicing your entire life. You order coffee, make phone calls, and discuss Game of Thrones like a dialogue-writing prodigy. And you do it all with words that are concise, authentic, and specific to your personality.

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