Instructional Design Best Practices

Is Your Organization Ready for eLearning?

The value of eLearning is abundantly apparent to those of us working in the training and development industry. We could list hundreds of ways that it benefits learners and the larger institution. However, while we see the benefits and advantages of using eLearning,... read more

5 Ways to Get Rid of Designer’s Block

Anyone who works in a creative capacity understands the issue of [fill in the blank] block. It’s an irritating occurrence that silently creeps into your creative process and brings it to a grinding halt.  Whether you’re a writer, graphic artist, or eLearning designer,... read more

How to Support Bilingual eLearning

I taught English in Japanese public junior and senior high schools for three years, and my experiences in the classroom taught me this: word-for-word translation doesn’t work. The perfect example comes from one of the first lessons I led. The lesson about vocabulary... read more

How Do You Stand Out as an eLearning Designer?

Maybe you’ve been working as an eLearning designer for a decade, or maybe just for a year. Either way, you want to make sure you stand out from the crowd. You want to be the person with whom internal or external clients choose to work, the designer your manager... read more

Introducing International Cutout People

The Cutout People library is one of the most highly-used products we have and with good reason. Bringing in a human element as a host helps to draw attention to important points in your eLearning. They also facilitate conversation scenarios and allow you to create... read more

Make ‘em Laugh in eLearning

There is not a soul on earth who doesn’t like to laugh. Sure, you may have a person here or there with abdominal injuries who may be caused pain from excessive laughter, but under normal circumstances, humorous laughter is a universally pleasant experience.... read more

4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training

Let’s face it. The world of learning is changing and honestly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Technology has taken hold of every facet of our lives and now has revolutionized the way we work, play and learn. In a rapidly evolving marketplace, there’s an... read more

Learning Myths From Our Day and Age

Learning myths and misconceptions regarding corporate training and development can pose a real obstacle for businesses and organizations seeking to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their staff. Well-trained employees can be a key asset within today’s... read more

Imagine a World Without eLearning

Imagine a world without eLearning. What would it be like? For me it’s not too hard to imagine… I’ve been around long enough that we didn’t have eLearning when I was in school. In fact it didn’t even start to take until I’d been working in the world of training and... read more

The Power of Symbols in eLearning

The color green. Leprechauns. Shamrocks. A rainbow that leads to a pot of gold. For most of us, these symbols bring one thing to mind: St. Patrick’s Day. If we were playing a game of Pictionary and I drew a shamrock or a pot of gold, I imagine you’d be able to make an... read more

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