Webinar Recap: Fall Back in Love by Revitalizing Old Content

If you have ever felt heartbroken by learning content that is overused or outdated, you are not alone. In our recent webinar, one of our Master Instructional Designers, Kesha Dougan, shared 9 simple yet effective and affordable ways to bring stale content back to life. With ever-changing organizational cultures and constantly evolving technology and trends, it’s... View Article

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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


How to Find and Refine Your Instructional Design Niche

As instructional designers, it can sometimes feel like we are the star of a one-person band. We’re expected to be able to write any type of training a business may want while being masters of every part of the instructional design process. That is one tall order! But I’d like to argue that you shouldn’t... View Article


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


6 PowerPoint Resources We’re Thankful For

Do you ever feel like you could improve your PowerPoint presentation designs? Maybe you always stick to the same look or feel limited by brand standards. Regardless of how you feel about your projects, there is always room for improvement and learning from others! As your learning team puts together PowerPoints for effective training, you’ll... 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


5 Blog Posts to Help You Beat the Heat and #UnlockInnovation

If you are shocked that your calendar already says “August,” join the club! We cannot believe the summer is coming to a close, but until it’s over, we’re going to keep enjoying the warm rays and good reads. With all that fun in the sun, we know it’s easy to fall behind on the many... View Article


Webinar Recap: How to Bring Your Powerpoint Training to Life with Better Animations & Transitions

If you missed our recent webinar, “How to Design Your Powerpoint Slides Like a Pro,” you’ll definitely want to tune in before catching up on yesterday’s webinar, “How to Bring Your PowerPoint Training to Life with Better Animations & Transitions.” In this continuation from our first Powerpoint webinar, Master Instructional Designer, Kesha, and Freelance Graphic... 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