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How Fast-Growing Companies Leverage Technology to Make Training More Effective

After reading and watching many articles and videos about the disruption in corporate learning and development space, I started thinking, “how do small to medium sized businesses (SMB) make sense of all of this”? Do SMBs really think, “Gee, I really need to understand all of the strategies being...

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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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5 Signs You Should Invest in Instructional Design

Ask anyone who develops or delivers training and they will tell you that training does not solve all your performance problems. Sometimes a performance issue is related to something else like your incentive program, the corporate culture, personal motivation and corporate leadership style.

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A Tale of 36 Instructional Designers

Here’s a tale of 36 instructional designers, one instructional design position and what separated the winner from the also-rans.

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Why You Need to Use Rapid Prototyping in Instructional Design

Though instructional designers follow tried-and-true models and processes to build courses, the complexities of today's work environment often wreak havoc on the most disciplined approaches. 

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Why Writing Learning Objectives Is Critical to Instructional Design

We all need objectives for our projects. Learning objectives are basically the essence of your course's goal, as they describe what you want your learners to achieve after completing it.

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