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How a set of stick figures became Misfits

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Back in 2013 I wrote a series of blog posts titled, Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes. Step 3 of that series is about Characters and Locations where I write about how to draw simple characters in the form of stick figures.

A new learning experience event like no other

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What happens when you push people out of their comfort zone yet put them a creative space and atmosphere? Amazing results! I couldn’t quite pin down a description of what Step Away was about, but I knew that I would learn skills that would help me in my career.

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Step Away into a new learning experience event like no other

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What happens when you push people out of their comfort zone yet put them a creative space and atmosphere? Amazing results! I couldn’t quite pin down a description of what Step Away was about, but I knew that I would learn skills that would help me in my career.

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How to Play the Ukulele in 4 Easy Steps – graphic job aide

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I picked up my first Ukulele last year and really enjoy learning how to play. A fun and elegant sounding instrument! I’m attending the Elearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo this week.

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Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

#DevLearn recap: Efficiency

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The word efficiency resonated with me all week while attending the Elearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. This event is the industries premiere event and one I look forward to most all year.

Step 6: #Sketchnotes: Action, Emotion, Color, and Adornments

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In this final step of Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes we’ll look at a few things that bring your sketches to life.

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#Sketchnote your font – keyboard style

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We take a lot of notes. We do. Take a moment and think back a week every time you jotted something down. A quick glance into memory and I’ve jotted things down on sticky notes, made a few checklists, messages in holiday cards and a few other times I remember taking pen to paper.

Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes

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Communicating visually is one of those skills many believe they can’t achieve. There are others on the interwebs and authors of books that have extensive examples, tutorials, and styles to help you get started.

How to Make a Star Wars BB-8 in PowerPoint

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I use PowerPoint more for graphics than anything else. My BB-8 droid was beeping at me more than normal the other day. In my geeky wandering thoughts I figured he was telling me I should make a graphic of him and animate him across the screen. In PowerPoint.

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.

Storyboard Workbook for Elearning: Documenting the Workflow

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The Learning & Development industry is a vast array of many disciplines and technologies. A deeper look into each major discipline and we see an enormous amount of energy in order to learn the skills to be proficient. Looking at Instructional Design as it applies to elearning where there are many theories, models and methodologies, it that take years of practice to become proficient.

What Are Sketch Notes?

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Posted in Uncategorized Basically, sketchnoting is doodling while you’re taking notes. I’ve been doing this ever since I got in trouble in the 2nd grade for drawing Dr. Seuss characters when I was supposed be taking a quiz.

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#Lifehack – USB Headphone storage

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Inspiration can strike at anytime. Inspiration struck me when I was preparing to recycle old prescription bottles. 10 minutes later a lingering problem was solved! I invested $30 about 4 years ago into a set of Logitech headphones and they’re still going strong.

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Kick your Storyline skills up a notch!

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New to the Elearning Industry and just acquired a license to Articulate Storyline but need a little boost to get off the ground? Been around Storyline awhile but looking to up your skills to the next level? There is no doubt the vast amount of information and tutorials for anyone to learn how to use Storyline…the software. The Weekly Elearning Challenge has evolved into a great community in of itself with people sharing their work and the endless inspirational demos.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

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

I need new pencils for Sketchnoting DevLearn

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That time of year is quickly approaching. Everything from preparing presentation slides, handouts for session attendees, travel plans, connecting and reconnecting with friends, and packing a pencil pouch for sketchnoting!

Articulate Storyline Game: Tic-Tac-Toe Super Bowl Edition

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There’s something about the tradition of a classic game that will forever stand the test of time. One of those games is Tic-Tac-Toe. With Super Bowl XLIX only days away I thought to myself, “Self, why not make a Super Bowl themed Tic-Tac-Toe game.

eLearningGuild #Design4DevLearn t-shirt challenge

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DevLearn is the industry’s leading annual event and every year there’s a new t-shirt to sport. All those previous years no one knew where the design came from. This year, the fine folk at the eLearning Guild decided to toss the design out to the community.

Sketchnote With Me in a Session at Learning Solutions 2016

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Sketching my notes is something I’ve been doing all my life long before it became a thing. As someone who enjoys drawing it is often a challenge to separate the difference between the skill and talent of drawing and sketching visual notes.

View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

Storyline Live! Re-imagining the Tower of Hanoi puzzle game

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Join me at NuggetHead Studioz Facebook Page as I go live re-imaging the Tower of Hanoi puzzle game and then develop in Articulate Storyline.

Your Name in Star Wars Aurebesh built in Storyline

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not just another movie to carry on the franchise, rather the rebirth of one of the largest pop cultures the world has ever seen. Okay, maybe not.

Sunday Sketch #1

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Every Sunday around here is that kick back and relax kind of days. It’s a time to reflect on the previous week, and think and plan about the coming week. It’s also the day I sketch the most. Meet Gorlon. I draw or sketch daily as it is, but Sundays tend to get more time devoted to it.

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Visual Theme: Learning Solutions 2016 recap

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Walking out to load my bags in the car last Monday (March 14), I tapped the Weather app on my iPhone to check what to expect as I headed to Orlando for the 2016 Learning Solutions Conference & Expo.

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

Preparing #Sketchnotes for Format, Flow, and Materials.

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Posted in Sketchnotes This next step in the Sketchnote School series is a continuation from last week about preparing to sketchnote. You may be saying to yourself, “Self, isn’t preparing and format the same thing?” Well, yes…sort of. Format in this context is more about how your sketchonte reads rather than the physical shape and size. We’ll look […]. Sketchnotes

DevLearn Graphic Sketchnotes

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The annual Elearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo was recently held on November 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. DevLearn is the premiere event in the Learning & Development industry and one I anticipate the most.

Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes

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Posted in Sketchnotes Communicating visually is one of those skills many believe they can’t achieve. There are others on the interwebs and authors of books that have extensive examples, tutorials, and styles to help you get started. Even with great books like Dan Roam’s, Back of the Napkin and Mike Rohde’s book, The Sketchnote Handbook some still struggle […]. Sketchnotes sketch sketchnote

Serious Comic – Character Development

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Posted in DESIGN In an earlier post I introduced a project I started this year – an Interactive Graphic Novel style Serious Comic for elearning. That’s a mouthful! It’s not really a ‘novel’ although it is a serious topic, and it’s really not elearning rather more of an awareness piece. It’s a scenario told in a graphic novel [.]. DESIGN "graphic novel" comics serious comic

View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

2014 Reflection and Resolutions

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It’s that time of year where just about everywhere you look or read it’s reflecting on the year’s end. The best of…, The top this or that…, # things to make next year better…, and more. It’s a time of renew.

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Storyboarding – A #Sketchnote Solution

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Posted in Design Sketchnotes Storyboarding is part of the design process. The DESIGN process. In the elearning industry there are a lot of authoring tools from the rapid family to those that require skills in programming languages. I run a company that develops primarily in rapid tools, but I don’t develop rapid elearning and I don’t design in those […]. Design Sketchnotes sketchnote storyboard storyboarding

Mastering the Art of Storyboarding for Elearning

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Storyboarding an elearning project comes in many forms and processes and is ultimately dictated by the project itself. To that end, storyboarding is not a rule that must be included in every project, rather a process that becomes part of the workflow.

Step 3: #Sketchnotes: Characters and Locations

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Sketchontes are inherently about letting, borders, arrows, visual concepts, and other adornments. I’ve seen many well-drawn and formatted sketchnotes that did not have a single character. So why am I dedicating a weekly post to just characters and locations?

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The Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Traditional return on investment (ROI), while a long standing and important concept in the business world, often falls flat when it comes to showing the full picture of a learning initiative. Join experts from Inno-Versity as they propose a new model for finding the ROI of learning, and learn how to make your learning valuable for everyone involved.