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What are Short Sims?

Role plays.  Flight simulators.  Sports scrimmages.  Computer games.  Wargames. Erector sets.  Group challenges. Acting workshops. Labs.  Moot courts.  

These great learning experiences have a few things in common.   They are all “Learning to do.”  And they all get us to Short Sims.

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6-Part Course Offers Fresh Take on Designing Online Learning Experiences

Based on the industry-leading ideas from Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning, this course will fundamentally change the way you perceive the design and development of digital training.

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End Boring e-learning: Allen Academy Adds a New 4-hour Intro Course

Design 100 explores the fundamentals of designing effective and engaging e-learning.

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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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The Modern L&D Team: What Skills Do We Need?

“We need to bring our training program into the 21st Century.”

“We need to move our training online to stay competitive and attract millennials.”

“With this new LMS installation our training will be revolutionized.”

“We’ve purchased a Storyline license, so now you can put the New Employee Orientation training online.”

“Here are the details of our next product launch. We will need the online training course ready to deliver in two weeks.”

 

Have you heard statements like these? More importantly, have you MADE statements like these?

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Announcing the Allen Academy

By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist - July 3, 2019

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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