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Hannah Hunter

Hannah Hunter is an instructional writer at Allen Interactions. When she’s not sharing her passion for life-long learning, Hannah enjoys painting, experimenting with new recipes, and volunteering as a creative writing tutor for middle and high school students. She also frequently blogs on Allen Interactions’ e-Learning Leadership Blog.
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What’s Your Training Worth? Demonstrate ROI by Tracking KPIs

By Hannah Hunter, Instructional Writer 

Let’s say you’ve created a training program to teach restaurant employees about proper handwashing techniques. How will you know if your program is successful?
You could ask learners if they are washing their hands more now that they’ve taken the training, but they might not be completely honest. You could test learners on their knowledge of handwashing techniques, but a perfect score simply means that a learner understands a concept, not that they are practicing it.

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5 Reasons to Embrace Your Perfectly Imperfect e-Learning Course 

By Hannah Hunter, Instructional Writer 

The Perfect e-Learning Course™ is a legendary creature that changes its shape with each new technological and aesthetic trend. It is all things to all people – classic, yet also fresh, modern, and applicable to all levels of learner experience and skill. I’ve even heard that, when you measure the readability of such a course, the scale doesn’t give you a grade level. It just says “Awesome.”

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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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5 Scientifically-Proven Ways to Grab Attention in Your e-Learning

By Hannah Hunter, Instructional Writer

Does this sound familiar? You’ve spent weeks writing, editing, and re-writing e-learning content only to watch learners skip through your carefully constructed on-screen text as fast as their little fingers can click “Next.” As demoralizing as this experience can be for a designer, it is not new to any of us. In our office, we even have a saying: “You can lead a learner to content but you can’t make him read.”

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Generational Learning Design: 3 Ways to Overcome the Need to be "Cool"

 By Hannah Hunter, Instructional Writer

I love designing elearning courses for teens and young adults. I get to be creative and young learners are the perfect audience for e-learning because...

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The Drawing Board: Using Paper Prototypes to Proof e-Learning Design

by Hannah Hunterinstructional writer

There are some things that words just can’t describe. Articulating a highly complex, branching e-learning instructional interaction or game is a daunting task for even the most experienced instructional designers. Trying to communicate to writers, developers, media artists, and clients exactly how the e-learning design will function is often challenging. I’d like to share with you a solution that worked for us recently (and hopefully can work for you, too): turn off your computer, herd your team into a conference room, and role play your ideas with a paper prototype!

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5 Tricks to Demolish your Creative Blocks

by Hannah Hunterinstructional writer

When you work in a creative profession like e-learning, you’re bound to encounter the occasional pesky creative block. But honestly, who has time for that? When I find myself drowning in confusing content or staring slack-jawed at my computer screen, these tricks never fail to get me back on track:

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4 Ways to Maximize Learning Memory by Avoiding Redundancy

by Hannah Hunterinstructional writer

Think of the last time you listened to a speaker who read their entire presentation off a Powerpoint word for word. Did you feel engaged? Did you learn a lot of valuable information? Or did you, like most people, have difficulty concentrating?

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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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4 Exercises to Help You Find Your e-Learning Writing Voice

by instructional writer

I’ve always been a writer. As a kid, I cranked out little paper books by the dozens with such titles as “The Day all the Boys Disappeared” and “How Christmas Trees Got Started.” I bet you didn’t know that Christmas trees originated due to a convoluted plan by a cat/fairy/queen to get more cookies in the winter. It is a story that is both more and less magical than most people assume.
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