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3 Reasons To Attend ATD's E-Learning Instructional Design Training

By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist, @ethanedwards 

We at Allen Interactions have partnered with ATD for more than a decade to deliver the two professional instructional design training workshops for e-learning design. The two workshops (E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate and Advanced E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate) cover important aspects of mastering the art and science of creating motivating and impactful e-learning programs.

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All the World’s a Stage—Becoming a Better e-Learning Designer

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist

One of the most frequent questions I get from training professionals trying to make a start in e-learning design is about how to get training. Of course, there are the expected avenues. Here’s the answer I gave last week when this came up in a webinar: 

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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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Be an Inventor: The Importance of Prototyping for e-Learning Design

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist | @ethanaedwards

In December I was scheduled to teach two ATD e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Programs back-to-back in New York City, leaving me with a weekend to entertain myself. On Sunday afternoon I was lucky enough to take the train out to West Orange, New Jersey to pay a visit to Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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Four Tips to Create the Perfectly Imperfect e-Learning Prototype

We recently redesigned the ATD Advanced e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program, and I had the pleasure of facilitating the first delivery of the new program. The redesign was based on feedback from previous participants, as well as discussions with participants of the basic ATD e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate asking them, “What next?” More often than not, we heard that they wanted to jump in!

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Gamification, Motivation & Design Thinking: Upcoming e-Learning Webinars

The end of June and beginning of July is a busy time here at Allen Interactions. We’ve been working on a lot of new content and are excited to share it with you. First up, we’ve got a webinar in collaboration with SABA this afternoon. If you missed Angel Green’s Premium Training Webinar back in February regarding Allen Interactions’ Taxonomy Alignment for Gaming (TAG) then be sure to check out today’s webinar—The Gamification of e-Learning.

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Why Do We Continue to Perpetuate & Promote Ineffective e-Learning?

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist | @ethanaedwards

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E-Learning Design's Lost Focus on the Learner

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist | @ethanaedwards

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ASTD TechKnowledge Resources & Downloads

We had a great time in Vegas at the ASTD TechKnowledge Conference last week.  We had several great speaking sessions and resources that we wanted to make available to you! Check out the presentations and resources below:

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Michael Allen Featured in September Issue of T+D

ASTD's T+D September Issue features our CEO, Michael Allen, in a revealing Q&A interview. Discover how he got started in the learning industry, his view on how the tool development landscape has changed, and more about the buzz-worthy topic of SAM vs. ADDIE! Read an excerpt from the interview below and access the full feature.

What's the biggest challenge today's learning professionals are facing?

Avoiding the "rapid" and easy to create what's truly needed: meaningful, memorable, and motivational learning experiences. It seems like the field has been plagued by attempts to avoid the hard work of good instructional design in favor of whatever is easiest. But as professionals, we need to own up to the responsibilities of producing high-value learning experiences.

Read the full T+D Feature Here

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