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Fried Training Talk- Instructional Design Horror Stories

Published: Friday, November 1, 2019
Updated: Friday, November 01, 2019

     In honor of Halloween being celebrated in the United States (and an Allen Interactions webinar I attended this week) I thought I’d talk a little about Instructional Design Horror stories. I shared this story in the webinar:

     My largest ID Horror story came while working for a company that didn't like it's LMS (which definitely did have issues), they decided they needed a new one and asked me to review it. I found that the new system met none of their requirements, and was a bad choice for them. Because of budget and timeline the bought it anyway, and asked me to redesign the full catalog of ELearning (about 3 years of design work) so it looked good and functioned in the new system. 6 months later the company asked for a refund on the LMS and reverted to the original LMS and what had become outdated content.

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     So what is your most horrifying training design story and since it is no longer Halloween perhaps you could share what you did to overcome your horror story?

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