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Knock, knock. Who’s there? Thiagi 4Door Learning Approach.

How can you get your learners to actually learn? Do you want to empower them to choose the learning method and amount of content that is […]

So many apps, so little time…

– This post is by Therese Longo, my right and left hand (and sometimes my brain). My first generation iPad mini was about to die, […]

Try Action Mapping When Designing Training

Action mapping can be a very helpful tool when developing training. It helps to streamline training by delivering the information that is needed to get […]

Hat Tip: How to Get Your eLearning Audience Hooked From the First Slide

Check out this great article from eLeaning Brothers on making the most out of the first minute you have in a course to capture your […]

Building Assessments (>_<)

You’ve spent weeks developing an amazing course and now it is time to create the assessments. Nothing kills an award-winning course like a poorly developed […]

How to Use the Conjunction “As”

It doesn’t matter what kind of writer you are, keeping your grammar skills sharp is important. To that end, let’s review the conjunction “as.” Conjunctions […]

Hat Tip: Why Understanding Learner Motivation Is Key for Gamification

  Know your audience! This is drilled into our heads whether you are an instructional designer, technical writer, or content writer. However, we often forget […]

Hat Tip: Don’t Disturb The Beast: Three eLearning Pet Peeves

We all have those little things that drive use crazy … pet peeves. Have you ever considered that you can learn good practices by paying […]

Take a Break and Get More Done

“Sorry, I can’t go to lunch, I really need to finish a few more things.” “I had to miss another yoga class last night. I’m […]

ATD’s Research into Instructional Design Skills, Challenges, and Trend

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) conducted research into the skills, challenges, and trends in instructional design. As they state, the primary purpose was to […]

The Epitome of Accelerated Learning

Tim Ferris. This gentleman’s name has been popping up everywhere in my life lately. I thought he was just the author of a fun cookbook […]

Hat Tip: How Much Do Images, Videos and Infographics Boost Content Marketing ROI? – Scripted

via How Much Do Images, Videos and Infographics Boost Content Marketing ROI? – Scripted.

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