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A blog for technical writers and instructional designers. It explores trends and technologies and strives for answers to today's leading questions. You'll find reviews on software, books, articles, and industry vendors. It's a place to help you excel now, embrace the future, and learn always.

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Josh Waitzkin, Learning Guru

I’ve talked about Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week, in a previous blog post. He has brought another great learning guru to my […]

9 Tips for New Hire Onboarding Infographic

You don’t have a second chance to make a first impression. What you do in the first 90 days of a new employee’s work experience […]

Improving Recall

It does not matter if you are an instructional designer or a technical writer. Understanding how people learn is important if you want your audience […]

Ins and Outs of Infographics

I’ve mentioned before how much I love infographics. They are great for conveying complex information in a simple, visual manner. I’ve compiled information explaining the […]

Busting LMS Myths

Learning Management Systems (LMS’s) seem like large, mysterious infostructures that are impossible for the lowly instructional designer to comprehend or set-up, or so people have […]

Standard Technical English (STE) Rules According to Star Wars

A few months ago I wrote an introduction to Standard Technical English (STE). Check it out if you want to get a better idea of […]

Using PowerPoint As a Graphic Tool

As writers we wear many hats. Some of these hats fit better than others and no two writers are the same. I personally struggle with […]

Hat Tip: How to Hire an E-Learning Developer or Get an E-Learning Job

The Rapid E-Learning Blog hits the nail on the head with tips for how to hire and how to get hired for eLearning professionals. I […]

Creating a Knowledge Transfer Strategy

Are you struggling with creating a knowledge transfer strategy? Or is the current strategy unsuccessful and you don’t know why? The folks at Ed Threads […]

Hat Tip: Here’s How to Gamify Your Project with Virtual Rewards

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been intimated with the thought of the programming involved to create a rewards system for an online course. […]

Learning from the Best

Want to learn how to create award winning eLearning? Need to kick-start your creative juices with new ideas in online and mobile learning? The eLearning […]

7 Tips for Better Documentation

Basic writing skills are not something that should be taken for granted. Time and time again, I read poorly written manuals, instructions, and articles. Whether […]

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