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3 Key e-Learning Design Steps From Pixar's Design Story

By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanedwards 

I had the pleasure to spend some time earlier this month in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. It is great to be reminded of the design aspect of instructional design. So often we get obsessed with the technical and management aspects of creating e-learning that the importance of powerful design thinking gets overlooked.

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Say Hello To Iterative Design: Meet The SAM Minute

By Richard Sites | Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites

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The Drawing Board: Using Paper Prototypes to Proof e-Learning Design

by Hannah Hunterinstructional writer

There are some things that words just can’t describe. Articulating a highly complex, branching e-learning instructional interaction or game is a daunting task for even the most experienced instructional designers. Trying to communicate to writers, developers, media artists, and clients exactly how the e-learning design will function is often challenging. I’d like to share with you a solution that worked for us recently (and hopefully can work for you, too): turn off your computer, herd your team into a conference room, and role play your ideas with a paper prototype!

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Iterations: Setting Expectations for an Iterative Process [Ep. 12]

In this episode of Iterations, Richard Sites and Angel Green discuss how managing the expectations for your team will help bring clarity to the project that will result in better communication, better reviews and ultimately a better final product!

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The Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide Debuts at ASTD ICE!

The Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, written by Richard Sites and Angel Green, made its official debut at ASTD's International Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C., May 2-7!

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Iterative e-Learning Development: SAM Uncovered

By , senior instructional strategist | @LearnerAdvocate

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e-Learning Process: 4 Reasons Why SAM is a Good Friend

Tim Reed, instructional designer, Manhattan Associates, Inc.

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Effective e-Learning Design Through Collaboration

by , vice president - training and marketing | @rhillsites

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