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Great Learning Design Leads to Great Performance on the Job

Last week, I attended an intriguing conference at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania sponsored by the Instructional Technology department. Before the event, I surveyed the attendees to find out their most pressing problems in training. Vying for the top spot was that training does not result...

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The Role of the Subject Matter Expert in the Learning Design Process

When you need to include a subject matter expert to help you with your training course, you have raised the stakes for the project. Why? Because the inclusion of a SME means that your course is carrying precious cargo, which is often the highly valued or irreplaceable knowledge of a subject...

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5 Ways to Leverage Stakeholders in the Instructional Design Process

When it comes to stakeholders in the instructional design process, many learning professionals consider the needs of only two groups:  subject matter experts and themselves. There are many others involved in the learning project development process whose input is equally vital.

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3 Secrets to Successful Instructional Design

With so many variables in a learning project, can there truly be a secret to success?

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Tips on How to Ramp SMEs in the Instructional Design Process

Subject matter experts (SMEs) and instructional designers can often misunderstand each other's intentions when working together on learning projects. Find common ground and create a process that works for everyone. 

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Today's instructional designer is more than simply a course creator. As today's corporations seek to implement a culture of learning, instructional designers need to bring a range of skills to the table.

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