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Q&A: Migrating ILT to Digital Delivery

Thank you all for joining us on Thursday, March 19 for a virtual roundtable to discuss best practices for migrating ILT to Digital Delivery. 

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Shifting to virtual? Here are 10 ideas for starting up remote instruction

Offices, schools, and colleges everywhere are shutting down for days or weeks to slow down the spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. 

For many involved in training and education, work and classes are expected to continue, even in institutions or organizations that have rarely supported distributed learners before. 

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We're in this together

These are uncertain and challenging times. This pandemic is impacting everyone at many levels and has created a global ripple effect like no other. First and foremost, to each person who has contracted the illness, their loved ones, and all of the healthcare personnel working tirelessly to care for them - you are in our thoughts and prayers. 

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Virtual Meeting Design is More Than an Agenda

Christina Coidakis-Barss, PhD, MS, MEd, is an executive leader whose experience includes designing and implementing team interventions during 2009 H1N1 at Cleveland Clinic to leading enterprise change management during natural disasters (ex. the epic flooding of Hurricane Harvey in Houston) within the Texas Medical Center.

Challenging times require speed, clarity, and ability to respond. Leveraging Dr. Barss research with interprofessional and cross disciplinary teams, she co-lead carefully crafted multi-modal communication practices focusing on trust, transparency, and team work. That trust engendered her team the ability to design and implement specific proactive life-saving training in-services both instructor lead and computer based (virtual) within 24 hours enterprise wide.

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Learning and Organizational Development Strategies During COVID-19 (& Flu Season)

Christina Coidakis-Barss, PhD, MS, MEd, is an executive leader whose experience includes designing and implementing team interventions during 2009 H1N1 at Cleveland Clinic to leading enterprise change management during natural disasters (ex. the epic flooding of Hurricane Harvey in Houston) within the Texas Medical Center.

Challenging times require speed, clarity and ability to respond. Leveraging Dr. Barss research with interprofessional and cross disciplinary teams, she co-lead carefully crafted multi-modal communication practices focusing on trust, transparency, and team work. That trust engendered her team the ability to design and implement specific proactive life-saving training in-services both instructor lead and computer based (virtual) within 24 hours enterprise wide.

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Relevance, Resilience, and Revenue: The Mission of a Chief Learning Officer

Christina Coidakis Barss is a teacher, lecturer, facilitator, researcher, artist, continuous improvement geek, mom, wife, equine enthusiast, and Boston Terrier addict. Her life goal is to make the world a better place by democratizing education and innovation.

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Dear Designer: What Type of ID Are You?

“Dear Designer” is a new blog series on orienting novice practitioners to the discipline of instructional design and learning experience design.

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Allen Academy Now Taking Registrations

By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist - updated January 29, 2020

Inspired by many collective years of education, real-world experience, and outreach to countless e-learning professionals around the world, we’re building a unique professional certification experience to fit the needs of individuals and organizations hoping to impact the quality of their online training.

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11 Instructional Design Truths According to Cat .gifs

Reposting October 29, 2019 in honor of National Cat Day

By Edmond ManningSenior Instructional Strategist

If the Internet has taught us anything over the last twenty-five years, it’s that every single event in the history of all humanity can somehow be represented by adorable cat videos. Why fight it? We present some common instructional design truths best illustrated by, you got it—those furry little monsters.

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Gamification: 3 Steps to Get the Recipe Right

Ellen Burns-Johnson - September 17, 2019

There are many recipes for successful employee engagement. Gamification is just one ingredient.

Gamification isn’t just a niche term anymore. Points, badges, achievements, leaderboards and more are being used in more creative and refined ways across multiple industries, with interesting results. 

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