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15 Tweetable Quotes from the Allen Interactions Conference

by , Marketing Communications Specialist

On Monday, we held our first ever Allen Interactions Conference. It was a wonderful day filled with insights from a few of our clients and members of our team. The day featured incredible keynotes from Michael Allen, our CEO here at Allen Interactions and Kimo Kippen, CLO of Hilton Hotels and Resorts. We were also lucky to have Tynea Valentine, Stephanie Crowe, and Ken Gregson join us and share their insights on how creating engaging e-learning has transformed training for their organizations.

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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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Iterations: 3 Ways to Implement an Elusive Savvy Start

In this episode of Iterations, Richard Sites and Angel Green discuss three ways that you can work around busy schedules and still get the value of a Savvy Start to kickoff your e-learning projects!

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3 Ways to Start Implementing the SAM Process in Your Organization

by , vice president - training and marketing | @rhillsites

Over past couple of years, I have taught a number of workshops on SAM (Successive Approximation Model) and have given even more talks on the subject. In these workshops and talks, I always get the same basic questions, which I guess makes sense since I am talking about the same thing. But, the one question I can guarantee I will be asked is,  “How do I implement SAM in my organization?”

While I am happy to be asked this question, as I firmly believe organizations benefit from the efficiencies and improvement in quality gained in an iterative process, this is a tough question to answer! Truthfully, it is nearly impossible to answer even in a 2-day workshop, let alone a 90-minute lecture.  Since I do encounter this question so frequently, I have learned to focus my answer on a few key factors that increase the likelihood of success.

Angel Green and I often use the phrase “moving the needle” to describe the efforts when implementing SAM in an organization. By “moving the needle”, someone is making incremental changes that produce noticeable results.

Let me share some of these incremental changes with you.

  1. Start at the start.

    There is no better way to build excitement for the power of an iterative design than to kick-off with an active brainstorming and sketching session, which is called the Savvy Start in SAM.

    Sure, we recognize that you might face resistance when asking for the full amount of time required of a Savvy Start (as described in the book), but perhaps you can facilitate a one-hour brainstorming session on a single performance event or objective.  The energy and excitement generated from a robust brainstorming/sketching/prototyping event goes a long way to build credibility within the organization for a new instructional design approach.
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Iterations: Evaluating for Improved e-Learning Performance

In this episode of Iterations, Richard Sites and Angel green discuss why evaluation is so essential to e-learning design.

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Your Questions Answered: 5 Savvy Tips for a Successful e-Learning Project Kickoff

by , vice president - training and marketing | @rhillsites

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5 Savvy Tips for a Successful e-Learning Project Kickoff

Date: Wednesday, May 28th
Time: 1:00 - 1:45 PM Central Time
Can't Attend? We will send you a recording and materials!
 

Register for this complimentary webinar! 

  • When you start a new e-learning project, is it exciting? Is it fun?

  • Do you walk away with a shared vision of success among the project team members?

  • Or, like many people do you feel apprehensive about project schedules, overwhelmed by content, and isolated—stuck on an island alone with your computer?

We believe project kickoffs are the most vital way to ensure a successful project.

We believe this so much that we have a name for our project kickoff meetings—the SAVVY Start! Join Richard Sites and Angel Green, authors of the Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, in a complimentary webinar in which they will share their five savvy tips for kicking off a successful e-learning project.

In this webinar, you'll learn real strategies you can implement to make your e-learning project kickoffs fun, exciting, engaging, and a real team-building experience.

Meet the Presenters!

 

Angel Green
senior instructional strategist
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Richard Sites
vice president - training & marketing
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Iterations: Live from ASTD ICE 2014!

Richard Sites and Angel Green are live from ASTD ICE 2014! Join them to hear more about our exciting week!

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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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