How to Create a Blended Learning Program Your Learners & Business Partners Will Love

Blended learning — a beautiful union of instructor-led and online material. It is truly a match made in instructional design heaven, as each has issues the other can solve. It takes the best of both worlds and throws that old mentality of the “one-size-fits-all” learning approach out the window along with tube TVs and printed... View Article

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Yes, Microlearning Actually Benefits Businesses — Here’s Why

First, what is microlearning? Microlearning is a succinct burst of knowledge focused on one specific learning outcome. It is often used to break down a larger topic into numerous bite-sized modules, allowing for learning flexibility. Is it a strategy that works for ALL learning in an organization? Absolutely not. Is it a fantastic solution to... View Article


How to Increase Client Satisfaction: The Recipe for Success

You want to keep your clients happy and raving from the rooftops about you, right? Whether you are a contractor or a member of a business learning team, producing amazing results is only half the battle of keeping your clients happy and coming back for more. That part is just the base of the cupcake!... View Article


A PowerPoint Tip to Make Your Slides More Professional

Following our recent webinars, How to Design Your PowerPoint Slides Like a Pro and How to Bring Your PowerPoint Training to Life with Better Animations and Transitions, we received some great feedback regarding the tutorials and freebies we gave away during the live sessions — so much that we thought to turn a popular question into a... View Article


How to Avoid Project Complications and Keep Things Simple

I was recently chatting with one of our instructional designers, John, who kindly pointed out, “I think we are trying to complicate a one car parade!” Later in the conversation, he mentioned that the quote he had recited to us was something his high school football coach used to shout to the team, and it... View Article


How to Overcome Procrastination and #UnlockInnovation

Today’s Tiny Topic is all about procrastination. You know, that thing we all like to put off talking about. I certainly have no magic cure… but I do have a few nuggets to offer my fellow procrastinators. Hopefully at least one of these pieces of inspiration will speak to you, propel you in the right... View Article


3 Free Resources for the Instructional Designer

Do you ever feel that you are constantly creating content and turning everyone else’s visions into a reality, resulting in creative burnout? In design work, it’s easy to hit a wall when it comes to inspiration. Today’s Tiny Topic gives three free resources to help instructional designers hit the reset button and get creative. Add... View Article


How to Be Bold with Your Powerpoint Slides

There are many components that go into a PowerPoint presentation. The information you’d like to relay, brand standards, design elements, the list goes on! In one of our recent webinars, How to Design PowerPoint Slides Like a PRO, I teamed up with our Freelance Graphic Designer, Cortney, to focus in on the design aspect of... View Article


How to Maintain Momentum this Summer

Whether you’re a parent working from home or you have a spouse/partner with shifting summer schedules, warmer weather could mean additional distractions to your everyday workflow, and we all know uninterrupted time is when we perform our best work. That’s why we wanted to share a helpful resource to help you maintain momentum during your... View Article


How to Create Simple and Effective Instructional Designs

As we know, often times less is MORE! This, of course, can apply to many areas of instructional design, as well as life in general! Related: Webinar Recap: How to Design Your PowerPoint Slides like a Pro For today, let’s focus on one specific aspect. Go take a peek at any design project you are working... View Article


How to Communicate More Effectively and Efficient

In today’s Tiny Topic, we’re giving you a helpful tip that makes the world go ‘round when put into practice — especially in the middle of a project! Whether you are currently working as a contractor or employed by a company, cultivating responsiveness in your communication style can benefit either position. Why? Not only will... View Article