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Allen Interactions Recognized as a 2022 Top Content Provider for Upskilling and Reskilling

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Ask Ethan: How Do I Choose the Right e-Learning Modality?

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From our readers: How can instructional designers choose the best delivery method that guides the learner's self-regulation and also results in high-impact performance change? Instructional designers have a myriad of delivery modalities to choose from when creating a learning module.


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4 Lenses To Bring E-Learning Instructional Design Into Focus: Part 3 - Individualization

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This article continues the series looking at CCAF through the perspective of key considerations in developing online training. Previous entries have examined the model in terms of interactivity and adult learning principles.

Selective Fidelity in Immersive Learning Systems - Part 2: Entering the Fidelity Matrix

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In the first blog of this series, we introduced the concept of fidelity in an immersive learning environment and compared physical fidelity and behavioral fidelity. We also dug into the dimensions of behavioral fidelity—sensory, cognitive, and psychomotor.

The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

Dr. Michael Allen Recognized as eLearning Industry Trailblazer

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eLearning Industry recently released a list of eLearning Trailblazers: Industry Thought Leaders Who Have Paved the Way.

Breaking Through Burnout: Strategies to Increase Employee Retention

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Employee burnout is a topic that has been on the mind of researchers for decades. It’s not new—but lately, it seems to be a “hot” topic related to The Great Resignation and is impacting organizations across the globe. Strategic Consulting Change Managment

Selective Fidelity in Immersive Learning Systems - Part 1: The Foundations of Fidelity

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On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 lost all engine power shortly after takeoff. Unable to reach an airport for an emergency landing due to low altitude, pilots Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles successfully landed the aircraft in the Hudson River.

Lessons all L&D Professionals Can Learn from Star Wars

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May the Fourth Be with You! You might not instantly associate Star Wars with the L&D industry, but there are (inter)stellar lessons that we can learn from the franchise. Whether you’re a fan or not, we hope that this list inspires you to channel creativity into your learning

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On the Road with Ethan Edwards: Blue Spring State Park

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Hello from the Blue Spring State Park in Central Florida. I came to see the manatees and I saw a glimpse of them right away. The river within the park, the St. John's River, is actually upstream from the blue spring itself. It just has a fountain where the water is springing from and it's warm.

Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

508(c) Compliance Guide for Instructional Designers: Part 3

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Read Part One of Series | Read Part Two of Series. Allen Academy Learning eLearning Instructional Design Custom e-Learning Instructional Design e-Learning Instructional Design 508 Compliance Training

Allen Interactions Recognized as a 2022 Top 20 Custom Content Development Company

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Training Industry has announced the 2022 Top Custom Content Development Companies and Allen Interactions is honored to be recognized. News Awards Custom e-Learning

508(c) Compliance Guide For Instructional Designers: Part 2

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Now that we understand the need for 508(c) compliant e-learning, you might be wondering, “How do I transform my existing learning or create new training that’s compliant without boring my learners?”. I’m glad you asked because it’s something that I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to.

508(c) Compliance Guide for Instructional Designers: Part 1

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In recent years, we’ve given more attention to the topic of accessibility, and perhaps more importantly, how to adhere to and maintain compliance with Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Can We Avoid Hostile Instructional Design?

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I recently came across a provocative article, A Field Guide to the 'Weapons' of Hostile Architecture in NYC. I am an enthusiastic fan of New York City, so it is uncharacteristic for me to join in the frequent bashing it suffers from outsiders. Custom e-Learning Instructional Design

The Power of 'Why': One Question that Leads to Better Client Relationships

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Anyone who has been within earshot of a toddler has encountered this dreaded situation: a never-ending parade of the child asking you “why?” over and over again until they (and potentially you) are blue in the face.

Celebrating the Instructional Design Traditions of St. Patrick's Day

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Today finds people all around the world celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Like so many ancient customs, the precise history of St. Patrick and the significance of iconic bits of folklore have become muddled.

Conversation Hearts for e-Learning

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This Valentine's Day, let's share some conversation hearts. Instructional Design

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

The Foundation of the Metaverse: Centralization Versus Decentralization

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When you ask a regular person who pays attention to the news, “What is the metaverse?”, you can expect to hear something like, “It’s the project Facebook… I mean… Meta is now working on.”. Digital Engineering Metaverse Technology

ADDIE vs SAM: A Comparison of Common Characteristics

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As someone that spent years, if not decades working in and teaching both ADDIE and SAM (the model I created), I felt it was imperative to comment on these two models that continue to be discussed and compared is a topic that seems to be trending quite strongly now. Custom Learning Dr. Michael Allen

Allen Interactions Team Wins Immersive Training Environment (ITE) Award

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What are Short Sims?

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Role plays. Flight simulators. Sports scrimmages. Computer games. Wargames. Erector sets. Group challenges. Acting workshops. Moot courts. These great learning experiences have a few things in common. They are all “Learning to do.” And they all get us to Short Sims.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

3 Easy Steps to Change Leadership

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During times of uncertainty, ignite the commitment of your team members by shifting to change leadership. Custom Learning Digital Engineering Strategic Consulting

4 Lenses To Bring e-Learning Instructional Design Into Focus: Part 1 - Interactive Learning

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4 Lenses To Bring e-Learning Instructional Design Into Focus: Part 1 - Interactive Learning. This article was originally published by eLearning Industry.

Martin Luther King, Jr: Making A Difference

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Martin Luther King, Jr: Making A Difference. Today, we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday here in the United States.

Allen Interactions Recognized by eLearning Industry as 2020 Top Custom e-Learning Provider

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eLearning Industry (eLI) recently released its 2020 top content providers for custom e-learning and Allen Interactions is humbled to be included in this list.

Personalize Your Employee Training with Adaptive Learning

While you may not be familiar with the term “adaptive learning,” it is likely you’ve encountered this type of learning before. But now is finally the time to learn how adaptive learning helps with knowledge retention, and how it can be used to improve your program.

Instructional Design 3.0: Designing the Learner’s Journey - Part 2

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Instructional Design 3.0: Designing the Learner's Journey - Part 2, Self-Efficacy and Learning. Read Part 1 here. Custom Learning Dr. Michael Allen Learning eLearning Instructional Design

Post-Traumatic Growth: We Answer Your Questions

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Post Traumatic Growth: We Answer Your Questions. The Post-Traumatic Growth: Organizational Transformations series explores the concepts of Mass Scale Crisis, Organizational Trauma, Resilience, Trauma Informed Communication, and Post-Traumatic Growth.

ID—>LXD: Moving from Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design

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LXD: Moving from Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;">. What’s e-learning? Today’s definition of e-learning is so broad, the term has come to mean very little.

6-Part Course Offers Fresh Take on Designing Online Learning Experiences

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Based on the industry-leading ideas from Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning , this course will fundamentally change the way you perceive the design and development of digital training. eLearning Allen Academy New Course eLearning Design

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Allen Interactions Recognized by eLearning Industry as a 2022 Top Content Provider for Blended Learning

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eLearning Industry recently released its selections for the 2022 Top Content Providers for Blended Learning. Allen Interactions is honored to be recognized. News Awards Custom e-Learning