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Creating The Best e-Learning Design Ever!

By Richard Sites | Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites

This is the holy grail of Instructional Design. The creation of the best design. One that achieves all of the performance outcomes, addresses all of the objectives, engages the learners and changes the performance of the entire organization.

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Setting Expectations in a Collaborative Process like SAM

By Richard Sites | Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites

In my third SAM Minutes Video, I explained important aspects involved with implementing a Savvy Start. 

Now that you know what a Savvy Start is and have some foundational knowledge on implementing this brainstorming meeting, let's talk about one of the most challenging parts of this process—setting expectations with team members. 

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You Asked. We Listened: Your Top e-Learning Design & Development Challenges

By Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites 

A few months ago, I posted a blog asking all of you to share the critical challenges you often face when designing and developing e-Learning. 

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Iterative Design in Action—Implementing the Savvy Start

By Richard Sites | Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites

In my second SAM Minutes Video, I introduced the unique kick-off event for an e-learning project—the Savvy Start.

Now that you know what a Savvy Start is, and you want to try one out for size with a future e-learning project, how do you go about implementing this type of brainstorming meeting?

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Hello, Collaboration! Meet The Savvy Start In A SAM Minute

By Richard Sites | Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites

In my first SAM Minutes video, I introduced SAMan agile, iterative development processand I talked about how it differentiates from a traditional ADDIE-like process. If you have not watched this SAM Minutes video, I encourage you to do so before continuing, as it will provide you with foundational knowledge of this iterative development process. Watched it? Great, lets move forward!

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What Are Your Top e-Learning Design & Development Challenges?

By , Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites 

As you know, designing and developing e-learning is full of challenges and opportunities. A while back, we enlisted our blog subscribers to share their biggest e-learning challenges they face on a daily basis. That Top 10 list is below and we want to know what you think! Are there other critical challenges you often face when designing and developing e-learning?

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Iterations: Creating Learning for Performance Change [Ep. 13]

Richard Sites and Angel Green discuss the pushback that designers often get when trying to move from content-focused design to performance-based design.

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Have a Happy New Year: Setting Resolutions to Ensure Success with SAM

Richard Sites | vice president – training & marketing | @rhillsites

Happy New Year! Welcome to the time of year where you are either starting your New Year resolutions, procrastinating starting your resolutions, or exclaiming your dislike for the nonsense which is making New Year’s resolutions. I’ll let you decide to which group you belong.

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

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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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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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