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The Magic of Starting from Scratch: Five Ways to Optimize Learning Design Sessions

By Ann Iverson, Instructional Designer 


Have you baked a cake lately? If so—and be honest—did you use the box, or did you make it from scratch? It’s okay, I’m not judging.

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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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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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Putting Learners First

by , instructional strategist

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An Iteration Versus A Change

by , studio executive | @rhillsites

At the heart of the Savvy process is the iteration. Taking small purposeful steps forward in an effort to both create and uncover the appropriate design, content, media and interaction. The idea of iterating toward your goal may be easy to understand – even exciting to think about – but putting it into action might be a little more challenging.

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Savvy Continues: The Iterative Design Phase

by Deanna Sedivy, studio producer

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Getting Prepared to Start

by Deanna Sedivy, studio producer

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A Fresh Approach to e-Learning Project Management

Deanna Sedivy, studio producer

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Rethinking Inside the Box

by Jay Bravo, senior development specialist

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