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Creating a Mobile Learning Library With Modern Technologies

By Steve Lee, Co-Founder/ Strategic Relationship Manager 

Why can’t e-learning be as easy to create as a website?

These days, creating and maintaining a website is a breezeonce you understand your audience, your message, your content and the best way to treat all of them. 

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The Right Way to "Blend" E-Learning

By Steve Lee, Co-Founder/ Strategic Relationship Manager 

What is good blended learning? Is it just creating some e-learning modules to enhance your ILT? Is it an e-learning course with some live or virtual touchpoint? Or is it something that is truly blended that includes multiple modalities and a new way to teaching?

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Do Learning Styles Work in e-Learning?

By Steve Lee,  Co- Founder/ Strategic Relationship Manager 

Should we be building our e-learning solutions specifically to deal with all types of learning styles? This includes visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile, participatory, logical and even musical learners. Would it even matter if we did? 

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Engaging Compliance Training: Is It Even Possible?

by Steve Lee, strategic relationship manager

Have you attended one of Allen Interactions many webinars on applying best in class instructional design based on Context, Challenge, Activity, and/or Feedback, better known as CCAF? If so, are you saying one or more of the following?

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Getting Executive Buy-In for Your e-Learning Needs

by Steve Lee, strategic relationship manager

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Over the past 20 years, Allen Interactions has been deeply committed to designing and developing meaningful, memorable, and motivational learning experiences with our many contributions in books, tradeshows, webinars, and training… not to mention our newly redesigned e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program available through ATD (formerly ASTD).  But despite our mark in the industry, we still hear the question:

“I want to create the most effective learning experiences possible, but how do I get my boss to approve the time and resources I need?” 

Since Allen Interactions is in the business of creating award winning, results driven “Serious Learning” we have learned the tips and tricks that have gained the interest and support of executives in all industries. 

We know that getting the approval of stakeholders on board is one of the biggest hurdles to any project! But luckily, we are here to help. Paul Howe, VP of sales at Allen Interactions will joing me in offering a free webinar, on Wednesday, July 16th, to share our best practices and past experiences with our clients.  This webinar will include how to “frame” learning needs with business drivers, discuss measurable results and proven return on investment (ROI), and focus on how to maximize learning and productivity for both the student and the development teams. A the end of the webinar we will offer all attendees a pre-built presentation template that you can share with your boss to get the buy-in you want for your e-learning needs.

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ZebraZapps Mobile Will Be Taking mLearnCon by Storm

by Steve Lee, strategic relationship manager

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Celebrating our 13 Best Learning Blogs from 2013

by Allen Interactions, @customelearning

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Practice Makes Performance!

by Steve Lee, strategic relationship manager

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3 Design Guidelines to Consider for Mobile Learning

by Steve Lee, strategic relationship manager

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Templatized Learning Solutions

As more and more training departments search for ways to develop training in a cost effective manner, "template based" e-Learning tools are becoming more and more popular. These tools do offer a non-programmer the means to post content on-line, providing access to students in a quick and efficient manner. However, there is quite a bit of difference between access to content, and access to successful learning environments that allow for engaging interaction with content within a context that will lead to mastery. 


The problem is not the approach. Designing and developing effective, reusable learning objects is a goal that should be incorporated whenever possible. The problem comes in using "cookie cutter" templates that usually come with the e-Learning development tools currently on the market. These templates are usually designed to simply present and test on content in multiple layouts. Effective templates must be designed more around the "context", the users, the inherent motivations, authentic scoring and assessments, realistic and meaningful consequences, etc. 

So, templatized learning is as most things, only as good as the templates.

 

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