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Do Learning Styles Work in e-Learning?

By Steve Lee,  Co- Founder/ Strategic Relationship Manager 

Should we be building our e-learning solutions specifically to deal with all types of learning styles? This includes visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile, participatory, logical and even musical learners. Would it even matter if we did? 

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3 Reasons To Love Microlearning

By Ellen Burns-Johnson, Instructional Writer/Designer / @EllenBJohnson 

 Microlearning is a trending term that refers to bite-sized pieces of learning content, usually in video format, that learners can quickly access. My favorite examples of microlearning are meant to be used as performance support or to serve up quick inspirational bites of insight.

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Creating e-Learning Designs That Fit

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist

A couple weeks ago I had the privilege to travel to Shanghai to speak at the Online Learning China Summit presented by the Leadin Group in partnership with Training magazine. It was great to be able share design ideas with training specialists from all over China who are at various stages in implementing e-learning solutions within their organizations.

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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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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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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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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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Oh What a Feeling: Emotion and Learner Engagement

by Ellen Burns, instructional writer/designer

One of my favorite chapters from Dorian Peters' Interface Design for Learning calls upon instructional designers to create learning experiences that foster intrinsic motivation, and provides suggestions for how to do it well.

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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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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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