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

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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


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


Webinar Recap: The Five Guiding Principles of Effective Microlearning

In a powerful survey by ATD, 90% of learners reported better understanding of fundamental concepts after completing a microlearning component. 84% of learners said they were more likely to put new concepts to immediate use when microlearning was offered, and 59% of learners completed MORE training than required when offered via microlearning components. If you... View Article


Top 10 Tweets and Tips That Will Ease Your #LSCon FOMO

Although we would have loved to make it to the Learning Solutions 2019 Conference and Expo, we are living vicariously through all the posts across social media. From inspiring keynotes to insightful workshop sessions, we have scoured the web (Twitter, specifically) for the best tweets and tips that will ease your #LSCon FOMO. This year’s... View Article


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


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