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Michael Allen: Hitchiker’s Guide to the e-Learning Galaxy

Zsolt Olah, Director of Innovation and Learning Solutions at Performance Development Group 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a story about a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who built a computer named Deep Thought to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. And the answer is: 42.”

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Oh What a Feeling: Emotion and Learner Engagement

by Ellen Burns, instructional writer/designer

One of my favorite chapters from Dorian Peters' Interface Design for Learning calls upon instructional designers to create learning experiences that foster intrinsic motivation, and provides suggestions for how to do it well.

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10 Invaluable Books for Instructional Design

By , senior instructional strategist | @LearnerAdvocate

Sure, we all know the classics that line the shelves of many an instructional designer. There are The Principles of Instructional Design by Gagne, The Systematic Design of Instruction by Dick & Carey and of course, Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels by Kirkpatrick. Most of these are likely required reading in a Master’s Degree program on instructional systems design.

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No Couch Potatoes: A Case for Making Training ACTIVE

by , instructional writer/designer | @EllenBJohnson

A passive learning experience can feel comfortable, but we don’t want our learners to “veg out” during training.

When stakeholders, SMEs, and instructional designers share a meaningful goal, it generates a lot of excitement in the room. I know we’re on the right track when I hear statements like these: 

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Leaving ADDIE Behind – A Conversation with Michael Allen

Webinar Hosted by Training Magazine Network

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013 
Time: 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern (60 Minute Session)
Can't attend? Register anyway. We'll send you the recording and materials after the event.
Cost: $ 0.00

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Happy Anniversary to Leaving ADDIE for SAM!

by Michael Allen, chairman and CEO

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Leaving ADDIE for SAM: eLearnChat Interview with Michael Allen

Michael Allen, CEO here at Allen Interactions, participated in a live 45-minute eLearnChat interview with Rick Zanotti on his new ASTD book, Leaving ADDIE for SAM

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ADDIE: By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet…

by , vice president - client services, @rhillsites

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