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The Allen Experience - What's it all about?

Another amazing Allen Experience has come and gone. Our 2017 event evolved from previous years, giving attendees the opportunity to experience our new concept: a fully interactive, solutions-oriented event. This evolution allowed the Allen team and our guest speakers to deeply explore the changing needs of today’s online learning community, as well as exhibit AI’s innovative approach to interactive education.

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Tools for Instructional Investigation: Finding the Root Cause of Waste and Failure

By Christopher AllenMA, PMI-ACP, Product Manager

“There’s no better learning technique than preparing to teach others.”

Valid? Yes.

Implications?

This adage does presuppose that during preparation the instructor is working with the right information, uncovers the implied and important steps to getting it right, and masters the concepts well enough to build learning frameworks for their students. Without each of those components the effort is likely a big waste of everyone’s time. 

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All Work and No Play…

By Edmond Manning, Senior Instructional Strategist

We promise no instructional value to the following 30 second video. This will not make you a better instructional designer. This will not improve your elearning.

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Inside the Walls of Allen Interactions: Three Lessons about e-Learning from Working in a Dream Job

By Mindy Waltz-Bach, Instructional Designer

It has been one year since I landed in the Mendota Heights, Minnesota office as an Instructional Designer for Allen Interactions. It has been a fun ride so far. The atmosphere is highly creative and the learning opportunities abound, but the best part is the smell of popcorn around 3pm every afternoon. Even Dr. Allen makes the popcorn sometimes.

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6 Reasons You Should Attend the 2016 Allen Experience

Tired of the traditional learning conferences in which you sit for hours and listen to speakers all day? If you're ready for an experience that is designed around activity-based and hands-on sessions that deliver practical application, then the Allen Experience is for you! 

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6 Reasons To Attend The Allen Experience

 By Carrie Zens, Director of Marketing

The countdown has begun and the anticipation is building. Co-located with Training magazine's Online Learning Conference, The Allen Experience is our exclusive and premiere workshop event—and it's an unbeatable value at $395! So, here are 6 reasons why you should consider attending The Allen Experience, October 6th, in Denver!

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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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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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15 Tweetable Quotes from e-Learning Professionals

Here is a list of are some of the best quotes about training, success and learning. Do you know other sharable learning quotes? Share them in the comments below!

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On the Job: 4 Insights for Engaging the Millennial Generation

by , relationship management assistant

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