Instructional Design Best Practices

To Quiz or Not to Quiz…That Is the Question

  How do you incorporate quizzes into your eLearning? Do you believe in the “quiz early, quiz often” strategy, or do you wait until the end of the course? Or do you live on the edge and say “who needs those darn quizzes anyway?”   Some people argue that delivering...

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Word on the Street: AR/VR in Education

It seems that everywhere you go you're hearing about AR/VR in education. This includes using a cell phone or tablet to present a cool augmented reality as seen in Pokemon Go, or putting on a sort of headset like the Oculus Rift to give a full virtual experience. We...

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5 Updated Storyline Games You Have to See

You asked for it, you got it! Many users have been passionately requesting updated Storyline games and we just can't say no to our rockstar family! Five of our most popular Storyline games now feature beautiful new graphics and are available in Storyline 3 and...

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Webinar: Writing Much More Better

Earlier this week we had a spectacular webinar with one of our instructional designers, Dr. David Christiansen discussing writing for eLearning! Dr. Christiansen covered so many great topics that we couldn't answer all the attendees' questions during the webinar....

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Color Theory for eLearning

We had a great webinar last week on designing visual hierarchy. Our senior designer, Stacey Wilhelmsen, touched on some elements of color while discussing visual hierarchy principles. It sparked a great discussion and many more questions about color from the audience,...

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3 Reasons Performance Support Is Vital

It’s time to take a moment and give performance support its due. But first, what is performance support? Performance support can take many forms, but in essence, it is task-specific guidance, support, or resources delivered at the moment of need. A printed resource...

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Webinar: The Hard Value of Soft Skills Training

Time and again, employer surveys reveal what most training professionals already know: soft skills are crucial for developing new hires and emerging leaders in your organization. Soft skills such as effective communication, creative problem solving, and conflict...

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Webinar: The Neuroscience of Memorable Messages

We were pleased to host cognitive scientist Carmen Simon in a webinar last week. She discussed how one of the biggest problems with business content is that audiences forget 90% of what you share after 2 days. And the typical goal of creating a message or training...

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Go For It! Goal Setting Tips – Part 1

We already know how important setting goals is. But sometimes you make goals at the beginning of the year and then forget to continuously act on them. Over the next few blog articles, I'm going to share some tips on goal setting—quick reminders you can act on now to...

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Webinar: 5 Things We Love About Good eLearning

There is something great about quality eLearning. Last week we had our very own Michelle Thacher, one of our amazing Instructional Designers, talk about some of the best things to see in eLearning. Her list included: Active engagement Short and sweet approach Visual...

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Is Your Design Really “Responsive?”

  One of the biggest points of confusion I’ve seen evolve in recent years is how people use the word “responsive” when speaking about device-independent eLearning. How can it be that people can interpret one word so differently? Over time, “responsive” has become the...

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Branch Out with 2017’s Top Branching Scenarios

Branching scenarios are an eLearning staple—and for good reason! Scenarios are a great way to allow your learner to take a more active role in the learning. Developing your own branching scenario can feel intimidating if you’re new to eLearning development, and that’s...

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