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How Visual Clarity Affects Learning

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Processing fluency refers to the ease with which a person processes information. A high processing fluency benefits learning. Cognition Developing eLearning Graphics processing fluency visuals visuals for learning

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ELC 076: How to Get Started with Data-Driven Learning Design

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What about gathering audience data before you start to design? Lori Niles-Hofmann explains how. There are many paths that help us build learning experiences that are in tune with the audience and the organization.

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Finding a Career Path in Instructional Design

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In this solo episode, I talk about the diversity of career paths in instructional design for people who are trying to break into the field. The diversity of career paths in instructional design is greater than you may think.

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How To Combine Text And Image In eLearning Design

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The way that you combine text and image (including shapes) in a slide affects the message you convey and the visual appeal of the material. Developing eLearning

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Spaced Repetition: The Secret to Boosting Employee Performance and Business Growth

Unlock the power of spaced repetition to boost employee performance and drive business growth! Download the whitepaper for expert insights and practical tips.

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Talent Stacking For An Instructional Design Career

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Learn how to stand out in your instructional design-related career using talent stacking. eLearning Design

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How To Use Icons In eLearning

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Download the resource: I have a scandalous confession to make. I’m in love with icons. I think they are brilliant. I love the way they distill an object or concept to its essence. If visual design is of interest to you, then read on for more on icons styles and ways to use icons in eLearning. Icon Defined Icons communicate through an efficient […]. Developing eLearning

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Design for Bottom-Up and Top-Down Processing

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People use both top-down processing and bottom-up processing as they are learning. Here's how to design for both. Cognition

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How to Write Instructional Design Case Studies for Your Portfolio

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Adding instructional design case studies to your portfolio adds depth and insight to your work. It supplements the skills you want to demonstrate. eLearning Design

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8 Tips For Preparing Audio Scripts For Recording

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If you've been wondering what it takes to work with a professional narrator and studio or if you'd just like to shorten recording time, preparing your script can smooth out the session kinks. Post from: The eLearning Coach 8 Tips For Preparing Audio Scripts For Recording. Audio Developing eLearning audio for elearning scripting for online courses scriptwriting

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How to Buy Learning and Development in 2023

This 6-step strategy guide serves as a reference point for how CLOs and learning and development professionals can go about procuring L&D services and what things they should look out for.

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My Workflow For Development

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In the spirit of ‘Show Your Work,’ I thought I’d share the workflow I use during course development with an authoring tool (see Why You Should Show Your Work for more on this). This workflow is the process I typically use after I have an approved storyboard/script and prototype. It’s simple and straightforward and is […] Post from: The eLearning Coach My Workflow For Development. Developing eLearning

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All About eLearning Authoring Tools

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If you want to know something about authoring tools, Joe Ganci is usually the person to ask. eLearning Joe has a computer science background and has been designing and developing eLearning for many years. He is also adept at explaining and reviewing eLearning development tools and has a regular column (Toolkit) in Learning Solutions Magazine. […] Post from: The eLearning Coach All About eLearning Authoring Tools.

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Using the Think Aloud Protocol to Test Usability of Learning Designs

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The think aloud protocol or method is an effective way to discover usability problems with digital learning products. eLearning Design

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6 Books of Interest to the L&D Community

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Read book reviews on writing multiple choice questions, performance improvement methodology, voice user interface, a career in ID, a playbook for the future and the social organization. Reviews

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Is Your L&D Organization Future-Proof?

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

If the recent past has taught us anything, it's that L&D organizations need to be nimble, quick, and able to react to both foreseen and unforeseen threats in order to be successful. That means looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs so you can make intelligent, informed decisions regarding both your future and the future of your organization.

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How to Build an Instructional Design Portfolio

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How can you build an instructional design portfolio when you're a newbie? Here's a process to get you on the right path. eLearning Design

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Elaboration Strategies That Benefit Learning

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These elaboration strategies provide ways to connect new learning to prior knowledge in order to make learning meaningful. Cognition

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ELC 074: Creating Effective Surveys for Instructional Design

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When you create surveys for instructional design do you use a process that will get the most accurate results? In this episode, I explore survey design with forms specialist, Caroline Jarrett.

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Create Animations That Are Good For Learning

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You enjoy watching a good animation, right? Moving pictures are hard to resist. But how well do people learn from this format? Possibly less than you might think. When compared to static graphics, animations get mixed reviews as an effective learning medium. But don’t be discouraged. There are ways you can make animations more effective. So […]. Developing eLearning

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Your Expert Guide to Working With LMS Sales Reps

Considering moving to or improving your training online? Here’s a helpful guide to prepare you to talk to all those LMS salespeople. Arm yourself with the right info, and ask the right questions to ensure you find your best partner-in-training.

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ELC 073: Using The Jobs To Be Done Framework In Learning Design

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Jobs To Be Done can help you address the functional, emotional and social aspects of learning. As a group, learning designers have been trying to break out of the order-taker role for a long time. Adopting the Jobs To Be Done framework may be one way you can help clients change their perspective.

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ELC 072: The Wonderful World of No Code Tools

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In this episode, we’re exploring the wonderful world of no code tools. These are powerful apps that you can use without programming skills. In this episode, we’re exploring the wonderful world of no code tools.

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Novice Versus Expert Design Strategies

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When designing, consider the expertise reversal effect. Instructional techniques for novices may be detrimental for experienced learners. eLearning Design Cognition Instructional Design expert learners expertise reversal effect novice learners novice to expert

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ELC 064: How to Create Meaning From A Torrent of Information

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Information is ubiquitous and complex. In this episode, we discuss ways to create understanding from raw information. Every day, we engage in sense-making from a torrent of information. And we attempt to help others construct meaning in the learning experiences we design and provide.

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Guide: Your Talent Acquisition Roadmap for 2023

Updated with the latest labor market data for 2023, our popular annual roadmap offers a look at this new era of recovery recruiting. In it, we explore the seasonal cycles of TA and offer strategies to ensure competitive victory in hiring year-round.

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ELC 070: Conversation Design for the Voice User Interface (VUI)

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A future skill for instructional designers is designing for voice controls. I speak with Myra Roldan about conversation design for the voice user interface (VUI). Do you wonder what learning experience designers will be doing in the future?

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DesignxHumanity: Adding Diverse Voices To LXD

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Do we talk enough about diversity, equity and inclusion in LXD? DesignxHumanity is changing the conversation and taking action. Business

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How to Unstock Stock Photos for eLearning and Slides

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If you spend a lot of time researching photos and manipulating graphics, you may feel frustrated. Here are a few ways I've found to get out of the stock photo doldrums. Developing eLearning

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ELC 063: The Evolution To Learning Experience Design

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Do you hear a lot about learning experience design (LXD) but aren't sure what it is? In this episode, we discuss the evolution of instructional design to learning experience design.

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Onboarding Retrospective - A Different Path to Better Onboarding Experiences

Speaker: Carrie Missele - Practice Lead, Learning and Development at Inspirant Group

In this webinar, Carrie Missele will walk you through the process of developing an effective onboarding program that leads to a happy a happy new hire!

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The Visual Design of Checklists

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The visual design of a checklist has both a utilitarian and an aesthetic aspect. Here are several types of checklists you can adapt to meet your needs. Graphics

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Alternatives to Bloom’s Taxonomy for Workplace Learning

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Are you ready to explore different perspectives about learning outcomes and performance objectives? Check out these alternatives to Bloom's Taxonomy. eLearning Design

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ELC 071: Learning is the New Business Strategy

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We’re living in a time of exploding change and disruption. I speak with Brandon Carson who shows how Learning and Development can lead the way through the digital age where learning is the new business strategy. We’re living in a time of exploding change and disruption.

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Learning Science Books to Inspire You This Year

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Learning experience designers and educators are the beneficiaries of cognitive science research. These three books explain how to apply it. Reviews

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science, of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create engaging learning videos of all types and sizes.

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10 Principles of Learning Experience Design

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As we explore our transformation to learning experience design (LXD), we can see that some principles have solidified and are now considered best practices. Learning Experience Design

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ELC 065: Pro Tips For Working With Subject Matter Experts

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Subject Matter Experts or SMEs are indispensable in learning design. Diane Elkins and Daw Mahoney provide strategies for dealing with SMEs. Subject matter experts or SMEs are usually an indispensable part of a learning development team.

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Best Resources For Creating Live Virtual Training Right Now

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An increasing number of schools and businesses are moving in-person classes and events online. Are you stuck? Here are resources for coming up to speed quickly for the live virtual classroom. eLearning Design

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Writing Multiple Choice Questions For Higher Order Thinking

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Use multiple-choice questions to measure critical thinking, such as analysis, evaluation and interpretation. Before and after examples. eLearning Design Tests

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How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

Every organization measures ROI differently. With Thought Industries’ three pillars of learning in this white paper, you can identify what matters to your business, define KPIs and metrics, and see how other organizations measure success and impact.