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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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#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.

3 Steps to Graphic Record Your Next Vacation

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Taking hundreds of photos on vacation end up in cloud storage and forgotten. A graphic record of your vacation is a perfect way to capture the entire adventure! The Problem: Growing up as a kid going on annual vacations I would always get those disposable cameras to capture the adventure.

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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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Translating Customer Education Success into Business Impact

A strong customer education program can have a huge impact across the business - from increasing customer satisfaction scores, reducing support ticket volume, improving product adoption, to driving lead generation and renewals. Keeping this in mind, how do you choose which initiatives to prioritize?

#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.

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.

#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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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.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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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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.

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.

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!

Learning By Doing With Digital Guidance

With learning becoming a critical piece to success, it is imperative for enterprises to adopt an integrated learning approach that is aligned with employee expectations. Download the White Paper now to get started!

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.

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.

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.

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.

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

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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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.

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

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

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

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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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

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.

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

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Step 5: #Sketchnotes: Icons and Concepts: Developing your own style.

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Stylistic lettering accompanied by lines, arrows, and shapes may arguably be the fundamentals of basic sketchnoting. Sometimes the term “less is more” can apply to sketchnotes by using icons and conceptual objects to communicate the same thing as a sentence or bulleted list.

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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Sunday Sketch

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This sketch has been sitting in a sketchbook for over a year and half looking for a purpose. These little panel toons are fun because they can be re-purposed with just about any caption. And because it’s Super Bowl Sunday, I thought I’d give it some color. Chicago Bears colors of course!

Step 2: Preparing #Sketchnotes for Format, Flow, and Materials

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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.

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. Before investing in an LMS, it’s important to understand which type of tool would be a good fit for your use case.