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Determine ROI in Elearning- Is It Possible? (Part 1)

There are many times when I am speaking to other learning professionals that the question of ROI comes up. Is it possible to isolate training as the factor that tipped a metric to be more favorable? Can we really look at metrics for training with any sort of reliability? I believe that we can and

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Do You Suffer From Execution Paralysis?

Do You Suffer From Execution Paralysis? You have set your strategic plan for the year – it is beautifully written and ready to go. Now all you need to do is execute. But wait– for some reason you are finding yourself procrastinating, or getting distracted or just plain overwhelmed. You are suffering from Execution Paralysis. 

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Raw Content

Information Is NOT the Same As Learning

One of the biggest challenges that exists as an Instructional Designer is the concept that information does not equal the learning materials. So often we get a powerpoint deck with bullets, a written list, or a manual and we are told that everything is there, just go ahead and put it into a tool. Maybe

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Training Strategy

Do You Have a Training Strategy For New Hires? (Part 1 of 2)

Congratulations- you are growing and therefore are in a position to hire a large group of new hires to fulfill work positions within your organization. This is a great achievement and marks positive growth within your business. However, you and your management team may feel stress and anxiety as you prepare for this large influx

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feet or no feet

Feet or No Feet? A Visual Design Debate

Visual Design Debate Challenge We have a bit of a debate going on right now at the office. Feet or no feet in elearning? Consider these two images:   Which image do you like better? Which one draws you more into the interaction? In most cases, the learner is the active participant in the course. They

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How much content is enough

How Much Content Is Enough in A Course?

One of my favorite conversations to have with subject matter experts and technical experts is defining how much content needs to be given to people as they learn new material. This age old debate is a fun one to explore. Typically, content experts (subject matter experts, technical experts, compliance folks, etc.) look at courses from

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Content conversion

Content Conversion 101: A Powerpoint Deck is Not an Online Course

One of my goals in life is to help learning practitioners and subject matter experts really understand that a powerpoint deck converted to elearning is not a great learning experience. Powerpoint decks and other source materials are great raw materials to create an awesome course, but your powerpoint deck with bullet points and lots of

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Customer Experience Case Study

Have you been tasked to come up with a way to change the culture in your organization? If you have been in a position to try and change the culture in your organization, you know the challenges that it presents. Lately, we have worked with several clients who were looking to better articulate and build

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How Does Gamification Effect eLearning?

The brain responds to games, no matter how young or old the mind may be. The digital world was built on games, and there is no reason to keep that aspect of the digital world away from your eLearning initiatives, especially with all of the positive effects that gamification has on eLearning. However, it is

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