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What is Design Thinking?

Design thinking is a process which focuses on the user, challenges assumptions, and redefines problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with an initial level of understanding. 

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What is the Magic Triangle: Aligning Learning Objectives, Training Activities and Assessment Methods

The Magic Triangle represents the relationship between Learning Objectives, Learning Activities and Learning Assessment. If these three components are built with the intention of interdependence, then teaching and learning are greatly enhanced and superior outcomes are achieved. 

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What is a Learning Design System?

A Learning Design System (LDS) is a platform that automates and streamlines the instructional design process. Best practices in adult learning theory are baked into the system to empower training departments to create high quality training in a scalable way. By focusing on the front-end of...

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What is xAPI?

The Experience API (or xAPI), in general terms, is a specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has both online and offline. 

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What is Instructional Design?

Instructional design is the practice of systematically designing, developing and delivering learning experiences. The intended result is the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. These learning experiences could include online courses, instructional manuals, video tutorials,...

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Is Continuous Improvement Possible in Learning Design?

One of the pain points of building courses is obsoletion: just as you hit the "Publish" button, the clock is counting down to the point at which the information delivered in the course becomes outdated or irrelevant.

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