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Stop Scaring Your Learners: 4 Ways to Bring Life to Boring e-Learning Scripts

by Ann Iverson, instructional designer

It’s that time of year when all things creepy and crawly come out to play. Chances are, you’ll encounter something scary in the Halloween experience. I’m always amazed by people who actively enjoy being scared. Are you one of them? Not me. Fear seems like such an unpleasant emotion—your palms sweat, your heart beats uncomfortably hard, you feel the urge to flee quickly, and so on. So I guess I should’ve been more honest with you. Your invitation to the newly-released horror movie? I wasn’t actually home organizing my closet. And the Trail of Terror gathering? I didn’t really have car trouble on the way there. In my effort to appear fearless, I was actually hiding from the truth—the real world is often scary enough for me. I don’t need monsters and ghouls to get my heart pumping.

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If You Build It, Will They Come? Why Marketing Your Learning is Vital to Success

by , senior instructional strategist | @LearnerAdvocate

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5 Critical Design Activities for Creating Impactful e-Learning

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist | @ethanaedwards

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SAM: The Only Vocabulary You Need to Know

By Linda Rening, Ph.D., studio executive

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Understanding the Real e-Learning Driver

by , vice president - client services | @rhillsites

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Who Cares About e-Learning for Compliance Training?

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist

Each time I teach the ASTD e-Learning Design Certificate courses, I’m reminded of how many organizations look to e-Learning as the vehicle for delivering compliance training — training that for legal or regulatory reasons the organization is required to conduct and document.  Compliance training often is related to certification or accreditation, and failure to comply may result in hefty monetary fines or restrictions to even operate.

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How to Blossom as an Instructional Designer

 by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist

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