How to Create Low-Cost, High-Impact Microlearning

Today’s audience expects their learning content on-demand, in bite-size chunks, and highly relevant to their immediate needs. As a result, many companies are choosing to replace instructor-led classroom training with online microlearning. In this blog, we’ll explore effective methods to create impactful microlearning while keeping the costs low. What is Microlearning? Microlearning has been defined... View Article

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Graphic Design Secrets Every Instructional Designer Needs to Know

If there’s one thing I’ve always loved about designers, it’s that we’re easily inspired and excited by others! I, personally, enjoy gathering takeaways and tidbits from other graphic designers and incorporating the things that make sense for me into my design process. As my process grows, so do the end result and overall client satisfaction.... View Article


Meet ttc: Emily Wooldridge

It’s been a while since we’ve introduced an Innovator from our team! The past two ttc team members we’ve highlighted, Jenny and Andrea, are Innovators on Demand®. These ladies and many of our other Extra Hands You Don’t Have to Hold® collectively provide staff augmentation services. Emily, on the other hand, works both in the... View Article


3 Ways to Bring Gamification to Your Training – On a Budget

When I was teaching high school, there was often nothing more important to my students than the upcoming BIG GAME. No, I’m not talking about football. The long-anticipated release of a new video game would often have gamers “coming down with the flu” on the big day to be sure they got a good place... View Article


How to Prepare for Your Next Interview (Advice from Our CHRO)

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing countless candidates, and I’m rooting for each one to be a perfect fit when I sit down to conduct an interview. I assure you that your next interviewer is your partner in the hiring process and wants you to be successful as much as you do. Why am I... View Article


7 Favorites Tools & Apps from our Expert Instructional Designers

You asked, and our instructional designers answered with their top tools and applications! We were surprised to find that most of our IDs chose to highlight organizational platforms over project tools. But if you’re in the project world, you know just how many moving parts there are to each project. One needs to keep things... View Article


Keeping the “A” in ADDIE — Why It’s a Must

We’ve all been there: You’re called into a meeting and asked to develop training for a new desk-level procedure. The new process is a security issue, so they want it right away. “Okay,” you say. “Let me get started on the analysis. Who can I call to find out more about the workforce and what... View Article


Generation Z Are Not the New Millennials: How to Train Them

The first wave of Generation Z (born between 1995 and 2012) — also known as the iGen, Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Net Gen, Digital Natives, and Plurals — is entering the workforce, making them the youngest group behind Millennials to join your organization. According to research from Bloomberg, Generation Z will surpass their well-known predecessors... View Article


How to Get Your Remote Team to Collaborate Effectively

Virtual teams are becoming far more commonplace in the workforce these days. If you are new to this flexible, virtual environment, there are a few rules of thumb we recommend to ensure success! 1. Communicate! At ttcInnovations, our best practice is to respond within four business hours, whether by email, voicemail, or other communication. If... View Article


Scaling Instructor-Led Training: Yes, It’s Possible! Here’s How!

Remember your school days? Sitting in a cube all by yourself and watching video lessons interrupted by the occasional online quiz? Never interacting with anyone else? Those were the days, right? Of course, none of us remember our school experience that way. In school, students sit in a classroom with a real live person explaining... View Article


What Research Says About Powerful Storytelling in Training

“Tell me a story!” If you’re a parent or grandparent, or even an aunt, uncle, or family friend, you’ve probably heard those words shouted out around bedtime. Kids love stories! So you tell the story, put the kids to bed, and then what do you do? Watch TV? Read a book? That’s right — you... View Article