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A Leader’s Role in Building a Productive Team

Often an outside voice adds to the conversation in a way that usual characters can’t. The following blog post is a perfect example of the diversity a contributor can add to the discussion. Lou Russell offers a wonderful view on the way leaders can build and maintain a productive team. Enjoy.

—Richard Sites, VP Training and Marketing

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15 Shareable Learning Design & Development Quotes

Here is a list of are some of the best quotes about training, success and learning. What are your favorite sharable learning quotes? Share them in the comments below!

  1. "The most basic way to get someone's attention is this: Break a pattern. Humans adapt incredibly quickly to consistent patterns.” Chip Heath, Author and Speaker, Made to Stick (Tweet this)

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Ethan Edwards Answers Your e-Learning Design Questions

At Allen Interactions, we strive to be a resource for instructional designers looking to make better, more effective e-learning designs. These questions were submitted by attendees of Ethan Edwards' recent webinar "5 Secret Tips to Drive Impactful e-Learning Designs". If you missed the webinar and would like to view the recording, check out the on-demand webinar here. 

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The Ultimate ATD TechKnowledge Resources Recap

This week, hundreds of learning professionals gathered at ATD TechKnowledge in Las Vegas to hear from thought leaders, learn from industry professionals and connect with peers. With the power of social media on our side, we can now easily access the latest tweets, blogs and resources! So here is an aggregated resource list from ATD TK!

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[New e-Book] 14 Tips for Preparing an e-Learning Feast

As we all get ready to join our family and friends for the Thanksgiving holidays and prepare for the big meal, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the endless advice on TV, radio, and online about how to prepare the perfect feast. As it turns out, so much of that advice can easily be related to planning and preparing perfect e-learning.

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Overcoming One Size Fits All Learning

by Julie Dirksen, design consultant, @usablelearning

We are delighted to have Julie Dirksen as a blogger this week. Julie worked with Allen Interactions for nearly a decade as an instructional designer and currently is a design consultant for Allen Interactions in addition to her other clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to innovative technology startups, and major grant-funded research initiatives. Julie has more than 15 years of experience creating highly interactive e-learning experiences, is an avid blogger, author of Design for How People Learn, and a facilitator for ATD's Advanced e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program. 

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The Newest Guild Master: Michael Allen

The eLearning Guild presented Dr. Michael Allen with its Guild Masters Award, on October 29, at a ceremony held during the eLearning Guild’s Devlearn Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV. The Guild Masters Award recognizes an individual for consistently contributing to the elearning community in terms of both quantity and quality of content—and thus helps make the community a vibrant center for learning.

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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
Can't attend? Register anyway. We'll send you the materials after the webinar.

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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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[Upcoming Webinar] Never Create Boring e-Learning

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern
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Do you find yourself contributing to the mound of boring, content-driven page-turners that our industry continues to churn out in the masses? Do you want to invest more in your e-learning design process but feel that budget constraints, learning technology limitations, and time constraints have you stuck in the boring e-learning rut? If you are looking for an e-learning design model that is learner-centric and can be harnessed without regard to budget, resource and time constraints, and without tool limitations, look no further!

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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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