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Ann Iverson

Ann is an instructional designer for Allen Interactions who’s consulted for many years with a variety of clients, industries and projects. She learns best by making mistakes!
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Learner Empathy Can Save Your Course Design...

Where do you start with instructional design? Sifting through folders of content? Meeting with SMEs to capture what they think is essential to the training? Maybe you turn to Google to get the latest information about the training topic? If this is your approach, you may want to refocus. Information-sharing is not training. Since all learning is designed in some way to change learner behavior, it makes sense to think about the expected change from the start of the design process. Proactively using a learner-centric approach, one that puts learners at the heart of the design, motivates and engages learners and ultimately delivers successful outcomes for your organization.  

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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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3 Instructional Design Strategies for SMART Change

The goal of instructional design is to bring about behavioral change. After all, we don’t train people to do things the way they’ve always done them. And as instructional designers, most of us, on some level, are accountable for the success of that training. So, beyond designing highly engaging learning solutions, what can we do to ensure people actually change their behavior?

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Moving to Mobile Learning: Three MLearning Design Mistakes that Everyone’s Making

By Ann Iverson, Senior Instructional Designer 

What was the last thing you learned on your phone? A new cooking technique? How to write better emails? How to change a flat tire? Maybe you’re on your phone right now, liking and retweeting this blog post! In any event, our phones have become indispensable tools to get needed information quickly and precisely when we want it. In fact, according to Pew Research, 86% of smartphone owners use their phones to acquire this “just-in-time” information. Not surprisingly, corporations are leveraging this mobile technology and our habits for using it.

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ID Essentials: Three Steps When There’s Too Much Content for One Course

By Ann Iverson, Senior Instructional Designer 

In last month’s ID Essentials blog, we were instructional designers at World of Wings, Inc., a commercial airline dedicated to safety. We covered how to unpack those big, overstuffed objectives by first aligning them with business goals and then breaking them apart into smaller tasks. Now, let’s turn to a new issue at World of Wings.

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ID Essentials: Four Simple Steps to Unpack Objectives

By Ann Iverson, Senior Instructional Designer 

Congratulations on starting your career with World of Wings, Inc.! Your onboarding begins now. As an airline pilot in training, you need to know and do a lot of things to achieve our goal of flight safety! We don’t have any time to waste, so let’s get started.

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