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Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

One common request from clients and stakeholders is to convert an existing classroom training program to an online or blended format. Just taking your existing PowerPoint slides and putting them online won’t be very effective.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

What is your hourly rate as an instructional designer? How much do you make if you’re a full-time salaried employee? What about freelance or consultant rates? People frequently ask me these questions, and I always refer people to the same resources.

30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

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Whether you’re working independently or looking for a full-time job, you need a portfolio. What if you can’t use any samples of your existing work due to confidentiality or security requirements? Revise Existing Work.

Selling Storytelling in Learning

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I got a call from a prospective client looking to hire an instructional designer. “Tell me about what you’re looking for,” I said. “Well, I have a classroom training program I’d like to convert to online. It’s a course on pregnancy discrimination.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Make Your Stories Relevant

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Not all stories for learning are successful in engaging learners. Stories that are primarily entertaining without being relevant can waste people’s time and annoy them.

Focus on What’s Important for Learning

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My daughter is in kindergarten this year. It’s been so much fun to watch her process of learning to read and write. During their unit about animals, my daughter wrote some facts about fish. A fish moves with its tail and fin. Its covering is called scales. Fish do not have eyebrows.

Connect Scenarios to Objectives Plus More Tips

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Recently, Bryan Jones from eLearningArt invited me and 59 other eLearning people to share their single best tip for creating effective eLearning scenarios. The post is now live, and you can check it out here: 13 eLearning Scenario Tips that 60 Experts Agree On.

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What I Learned at LSCon 2019

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I had a great time at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. I loved being able to meet people in person who I had previously only met online and reconnecting with folks from past conferences.

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

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Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio. This is especially true for people who are job seeking or working independently. Why do you need a portfolio?

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Time Estimates for eLearning Development

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One common question is “how long will it take to create this elearning?” ” It’s important to estimate the effort and time required for different tasks. Because I work for myself, I have to create good estimates.

Should You Create Free eLearning Samples?

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Some employers ask prospective hires to create free elearning samples before being hired. Should you ever do free work? I think people deserve to be paid for their time and effort. However, in some limited circumstances, creating free elearning samples make sense. The problems with free samples.

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Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree

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A reader sent me this question: I’m very seriously considering a career change into ID. (I’ve I’ve spent 20 years in various business assignments with the last 8 in IT.) I’m involved in teaching extra-curricular activities to kids and adults in my community. I very fulfilled when I’m teaching and I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to follow this as a career path. Having said this, I’m exploring a master’s degree in ID.

Articulate Rise Scenario Block Example

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Articulate recently added a scenario block in Rise. This block is designed to create responsive branching scenarios quickly. The final products look great, although there are some limitations. I think the Rise scenario block works well for quick conversation simulations. Branching scenario example.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

Gift Ideas for Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers: Books!

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Are you doing holiday shopping for any instructional designers or eLearning developers? Maybe you received some gift cards and are looking for something for yourself. Here are some of the books I recommend for the learning and development professionals on your gift list.

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Make Learning Immediately Relevant with Scenarios

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One way to engage learners is to make content immediately relevant. People naturally pay more attention to information they can use right away than information they “might need someday.” ” Create a Sense of Immediacy.

Building One Path in a Storyline Branching Scenario

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When I write scenarios, I usually write the ideal path first. I find it’s easiest to have one complete path with the most correct answers, and then branch off from that later. When I build branching scenarios, I also prefer to build a single path first.

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Building a Simulated Phone Conversation in Storyline

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In my last post on creating layouts for a branching scenario , I identified a need to build some long phone conversations. These are basically like a “cut scene” that shares additional information between the decision points.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

Creating Branching Scenario Layouts

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I created a branching scenario prototype in Twine a while back about an instructional design consultant screening and booking a new client. My previous posts have shown my process for planning and writing the scenario.

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A Range of Options for Scenarios and Storytelling

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When someone mentions scenario-based learning, do you automatically think of complex branching scenarios? While that’s one way to implement scenarios (and a very effective one!), I don’t think it’s the only option. A range of options are available, from passive to active.

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Moving to a New URL

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I have migrated my blog to christytuckerlearning.com. I had been at christytucker.wordpress.com since 2006, but it’s time to move to my own site where I have more control. One change will be the permalink structure.

When To Use Branching Scenarios

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When should you use a branching scenario rather than other learning strategies? There are no “silver bullets” in learning; we don’t have “one way to rule them all” that works in every single situation.

Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. In this eBook, Skilljar will discuss the key components of an external training LMS, and why they’re essential for a well-designed customer training program.

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

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Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. While more resource-intensive multimedia may be desired, you have a range of options with this technique. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget.

Learning Experience Design: A Better Title Than Instructional Design?

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How many times have you told people, “I’m an instructional designer,” only to be met with a blank stare? How many people are thoroughly confused about what we do for a living?

Instructional Design Isn’t Dying. It’s Evolving.

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You may have read dire predictions that instructional design is dead. The eLearning Guild just published a report titled “ Is instructional design a dying art? ” One of the guild’s recent surveys asked participants if ID is a dying field. Is it really?

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

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In my last post, I shared some thoughts about why people need to actually learn and remember things, rather than assuming we can always look them up.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

Combining Branching Scenarios with Other Approaches

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When you think of branching scenarios, do you think of self-paced elearning, maybe of an entire course with nothing but a complex branching scenario? While a lengthy branching scenario can be effective on its own, that isn’t the only way to use this approach.

Immediate and Delayed Consequences in Branching Scenarios

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In branching scenarios, we can use a combination of immediate and delayed consequences and feedback. Consequences are what happens as a result of decisions; feedback is what we tell learners after decisions. Use Immediate Consequences Often.

When Is Audio Narration Helpful?

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In a discussion on eLearning Heroes , Judith Reymond asked about the research on when or whether audio narration is helpful to adult learners. In Clark and Mayer’s eLearning and the Science of Instruction , they say that the research generally supports using narration with on-screen visuals.

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Scaffolding in Microlearning

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How do you incorporate scaffolding in microlearning? How is scaffolding different in microlearning than in longer formats? First, let’s define scaffolding. Scaffolding is support for learners that gradually fades away until the learner can do the task without support.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.