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Why Today’s Training Should Focus on Modern Learners, Not Just Millennials

A co-written blog 

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We’ve all heard it – if we want to grow our businesses we have to focus on millennials! It seems to be all we ever hear about today, especially in the Learning and Development world.

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Good Bye to Flash Could Mean Hello to New eLearning for Your Organization

Time is rapidly closing on flash based websites because the development environment is no longer compatible with today’s technology. Flash does not translate to mobile devices and as technology continues to evolve, responsive design becomes more and more important for all websites; especially learning systems.

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Microlearning: Overcoming 4 Assumptions

By Ellen Burns-Johnson, Instructional Designer / @EllenBJohnson 

If we’re not focused on the right problems, we can’t be sure that microlearning is the right solution.

The training industry’s interest in microlearning shows no signs of slowing. We’ve seen an enormous response to the ebook and blog posts we’ve shared on the topic, and an increasing number of clients are asking us to help them create microlearning solutions.

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Eight EGGcellent ELearning Blogs for Your Easter Basket

 By  Carrie ZensDirector of Marketing @carriezens

 It's that time of year again. And, like many holidays, it's super fun to see Easter through the eyes of children. Having three little boys, I love to see their creativity and joyful messiness explode while decorating Easter eggs. It brings me back to my childhood days of hunting for Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Eggs hidden in every nook and cranny of our house...and the thrill of discovering where that Easter Bunny stashed my long awaited basket which normally included a plush, stuffed bunny and candy. And it's just plain fun watching my oldest navigate a scavenger hunt to uncover the next clue to the end goal of Easter candy and other goodies (Auntie likes to spoil!).

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Three Guidelines for Meaningful Microlearning

By Ellen Burns-Johnson, Instructional Designer / @ellenbjohnson

Last week, my Studio Executive and I visited a client in California. The meeting went well, so to celebrate, she and I went out for tapas .

I loved the food. Each dish was its own experience, thoughtfully prepared, the flavors balanced so that each bite made an impact.

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Five Steps to Seeing the Big Picture of Microlearning

By Linda Rening, PhD, Senior Instructional Designer

It doesn’t matter what assessment I do, because a common theme always emerges. On the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory, I scored very highly in “N” (Intuition), which means that I see the big picture first and then the details. (That may seem like a good thing until I’m so busy walking through the forest that I don’t see the tree right in front of me.)

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Three Tips to Avoid the “Dark Side” of Microlearning

By  Ellen Burns-Johnson, Instructional Designer /  @EllenBJohnson 

So you’re thinking about creating microlearning. Maybe your learners demand it. Maybe your superiors are giving you thinly-veiled suggestions. Maybe the Galactic Empire showed up at your planet and now you need to quickly train a squadron of rebels to fight back. Read More

Microlearning: The Resources You Need to Plan and Execute Future Learning Projects

With the realization of a new-age learning style, microlearning has been a huge trend in the realm of learning development and e-learning. If you Google ‘microlearning resources’ you will see over 88,000 results populate. The sheer volume of information makes it challenging to decipher and find credible information and sources.

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Three Things You Don't Need in Your Microlearning Video

By Ellen Burns-Johnson, Instructional Designer / @EllenBJohnson 

It was Monday night. All I wanted was something to help me relax after a long day of instructional design and holiday shopping.

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Get Inspired: Five Examples of Good Microlearning Design

By Ellen Burns-Johnson, Instructional Writer/Designer / @EllenBJohnson 

In my last blog post, I introduced a few characteristics of good microlearning design: 

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