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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
One area that novice instructional designers need to effectively navigate is their relationships with subject matter experts (SMEs). The SME role varies from organization to organization,...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
“Compliance training is awful.”“It is a necessary evil.”“It’s the same boring courses year after year. Nobody likes it.”If these statements ring true about your compliance training, there...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Dear Tim, I work as an instructional designer for a medium-sized manufacturing company on the East Coast. As I’m sure you’ve experienced in your career, I work with a lot of subject matter...
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Friday, October 30, 2020
What are your INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN HORROR STORIES in 2020? Last year around this time I shared my all time learning development Horror story (you can see it here if you like- https://...
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Friday, August 14, 2020
Are smudged finger prints moral? I hope everyone is having a Happy Friday. You may have noticed the fingerprints on today’s black and white logo. They are there because I want to present a...
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Monday, August 24, 2020
One of the things I’ve always said about working with your stakeholders and subject matter experts (SMEs) is that you need each other. They have the information you need to solve their...
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Monday, July 13, 2020
By Intrepid by VitalSource StaffBefore Instagram and Twitter brought us regular #inspiration, there was Yoda. The Jedi Master has a knack for sharing short, snappy sayings that cut to the...
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Thursday, July 2, 2020
Not many learning professionals have the skills and credentials to be clinicians. Fortunately, we do not need to have their skills or credentials. We just need to borrow clinicians’...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Storyboards help subject matter experts (SMEs) and developers get on the same page and understand what your e-learning program will look like. When done well, e-learning storyboards let...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Hello, Tim! I’m a classroom and virtual facilitator working for a technology company in the Seattle area. During the last few months, we’ve experimented with inviting some of our subject...
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Whether you’re an independent consultant or in-house training professional, a crucial skill is knowing how to collaborate with clients. It’s also one of the greatest joys. When you can...
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Monday, April 13, 2020
As instructional designers (IDs), we have a growing toolkit to help people learn something new, improve performance, or maintain skills. And you’re likely wearing many hats: researcher,...
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Planning and research can save edit cycles and rework later on in your e-learning development process.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Hi, Tim. I lead a learning team for a large manufacturing company, and we’ve been having ongoing issues with our subject matter experts creating and delivering their own learning content....
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Here’s a question that’s sure to make any proficient training designer cringe: “Can you just quickly throw together a PowerPoint?” Sure, we could take your content and organize it into a...
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Monday, December 30, 2019
Technical training is instruction based on a technical product or task. A technical product is something marketed or sold whose worth is determined by scientific, engineering, mathematical,...
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