Six Tips for a Highly Successful eLearning Storyboard [Free Checklist Included!]

Good for you! You’re well prepared to begin your storyboard. You have a sound instructional design, driven by business goals, audience analysis and learning objectives. You have approved content. You have style guidelines and a standardized eLearning template, and you understand the project’s technical requirements. Now what? How do you turn blank pages into a... View Article

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7 Instrumental Habits of Highly Successful Individuals

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “How do they do it”? Some people just seem to be able to juggle it all — work, a social life, family and everything in between. Now, before you get too frustrated, no, these mythical creatures are not superheroes. In fact, you probably have a lot more... View Article

6 Steps to Ensure the Success of Your eLearning Implementation [Infographic]

From start to finish, the six steps you need to take to ensure the success of your eLearning implementation! [Tweet “6 Steps to Ensure the Success of Your #eLearning Implementation! by @ttcInnovations”] Hover over the image to save this to Pinterest!

10 Do’s + 3 Don’ts of Launching a New System Initiative

For some people, these three words don’t even have to be connected to be scary: new – computer – system. Together, they can bring chills to even the most stalwart employee. New system launches demand a change management plan. And, of course, that plan must include learning the new system. Here’s my take on how... View Article

Short-Burst Learning and Micro-learning – Tiny Trends with a Big Impact for 2016

I talked in previous posts about the value of micro-learning — content transferred in small chunks — and it doesn’t get any more “micro” than the quick tip! A few years ago, I had an opportunity to develop a learning effort using quick tips for an audience with little time available for training.  Here’s how... View Article

5 Easy Writing Tips for Instructional Designers

As an instructional designer, it’s important that you are able to identify the skills and training gaps of a targeted audience and effectively create learning processes that close any holes in your audience’s experience. One of the best ways to do this is through effectual writing that reaches your client. Good writing is one of... View Article

3 Ways to Engage Millennial Learners + Train on Their Level

Millennial learners are those young professionals born in the years from the early 1980s through the early 2000s. The Millennials were raised in an era of instant access and gratification. They often communicate through multi-media, text and instant messaging and are said to have a relatively short attention span. When designing training for Millennials, it’s... View Article

How Mislabeling Your Employees Can Be Unhealthy for Your Organization

Companies should encourage employees to resist the urge to label others, not only in their age, race, and gender, but also in their personality traits or capabilities.  Employees, multi-faceted human beings, are often defined as having a single characteristic. We fail to see that a fellow employee can be both witty AND focused or serious... View Article

From A to Z: The Wild World of a Home-based Self-employed Contractor

Adult conversation – Something that can be missing from your day. Granted, we talk to clients on the telephone, but actual face-to-face interaction with another adult is somewhat rare in our line of work! Face-to-face with your dog or cat doesn’t count (wonderful though it is). Billable hours – Our bread and butter. The process... View Article

Designing SUCCESSful eLearning

There is nothing worse than opening an eLearning course and finding a wall of words! Even at the onset of the wall — learners are often hopeful it will get better. Sadly, there are instances in which learners review paragraph after paragraph of new information. Our job as designers is to avoid the wall and... View Article

Designing Interactive and COLLABORATIVE Virtual Learning

Question: Can you design learning for the virtual classroom using the same techniques that you would apply to designing for the traditional classroom? Answer: For the most part — yes. Today, we all see examples of virtual instructor-led training (VILT) that basically equate to a talking head. We observe the facilitator sharing slide after slide... View Article

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