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E-Learning Measurement: Creating an eCycle of Continuous Improvement

By Guest Blogger, Will Thalheimer, PhD/ @willworklearn

When we build e-learning, our goal is to help our learners learn and perform better. But what about us as e-learning professionals, shouldn’t we be learning too? Shouldn’t we learn how to perform better in our roles as creators of learning? We should. Obviously! But we don’t! Hardly any of us utilize e-learning’s inherent capabilities to give ourselves feedback on the success/failure of our e-learning.

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Three Tools for Your e-Learning Design First Aid Kit

By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist

We’ve all seen great e-learning designs—engaging interactions that motivate learners, engage them in meaningful and memorable experiences, and challenge them to perform tasks that directly relate to later on-the-job performance. Unfortunately, due to the challenges in mastering authoring systems, unrealistic organizational expectations about time and resources for developing e-learning, well-intentioned but faulty standards for deliverables, negotiating content with subject matter experts, and simple lack of practice, these great interactions (I call them “irresistible e-learning”) may seem out of reach for some designers. 

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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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Four Questions that Shift You into Design Success

by Ann Iverson, instructional designer | @iverson_ann

“Question everything!”Albert Einstein

As an instructional designer, I think the most important part of my job occurs in the design phase of a project. Not only am I building relationships and setting the stage, I’m working to create the blueprint for the entire learning experience.

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What's So Bad About Boring e-Learning?

“Never Create Boring e-Learning Again.” That’s the title of a webinar I’m presenting next week. “No Boring e-Learning” is a statement we at Allen Interactions have been repeating for years. “The online modules we build are so boring” is a statement told and retold by my students who take the ATD e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program I frequently facilitate.


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[Free Webinar] Four e-Learning Design Practices to Leave Behind

When: Wednesday October 29th
Time: 1:00 - 1:30 PM Central
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The design and development of e-learning has evolved throughout the years and with that change there are practices still being done, which are woefully inadequate. Today, we have an opportunity to do so much more, and to offer such wonderful and engaging learning experiences to our learners.

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3 Friendly Tips to Save Your Learners from Information Overload

by Carrie Zens, director of marketing | @carriezens

I was recently on maternity leave and during those early morning hours I rekindled my fond addiction to the show, Friends. It always brings me back to my high school and college days of getting together with girlfriends on a Thursday night to share in the hilarity, bond, and interactions of the six friends that I still find such connection to.

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Would Learners Pay for Your Training?

by , vice president - training and marketing | @rhillsites

Training efforts often begin with the need to change or improve the performance of employees. However, this initial need can quickly fall to the wayside when the process of collecting information, designing instructional treatments, and seeking approval of the e-learning course begins.

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6 Things You Don't Know About Our Upcoming Conference

Here are 6 things you may not know about our upcoming conference, co-located with Training Magazine's Online Learning Conference, this coming Monday, September 22nd in Chicago.

1. Kimo Kippen to Keynote

We are honored to have client partner, Kimo Kippen, chief learning officer at Hilton Worldwide, join us on Monday. He will provide our conference closing keynote, Valuing Design & DevelopmentA CLO's Perspective.

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5 Common Missteps In Onboarding Programs

by relationship management assistant

First impressions are often the most lastingwhat does your onboarding program say about your organization?

Research has shown that effective onboarding increases employee retention and productivity while ineffective programs waste money and can result in burnout and increased turnover. With 25% of the United States workforce transitioning between jobs every year, creating an engaging and informative new hire orientation should be a key business initiative for employers.

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