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What is e-Learning?

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Dr. Michael Allen - September 2019. Simply put, it’s instruction delivered or augmented electronically. Learners use their computers, tablets, or phones to access the instruction wherever they are, whenever they have time. e-Learning comes in many forms, appearing in such variations as to look entirely different from other applications. It will often use integrated media, such as video, animation, photos and narratives.

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Revolutionizing the Future of Training with Deeper Learning™

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When we think about e-learning, or eXperience-based learning (EXL), we are guided by the long history of instructional experiments. After the industrial revolution, most teaching was focused on efficiency. How do we educate large numbers of people in as short a time as possible? When transportation was available to all, classroom-based learning became practical—more practical, unfortunately, than effective.

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Immersive Technology Showdown Part 1: Considerations & Limitations of vR

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A Beginner's Guide to Entering the Immersive World

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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.

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Organizational Learning, Change Management, and the Future of Work

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As leaders how do we successfully lead through and to the future of work?

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3 Steps to Becoming an Adaptive Learning Organization

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We are living in a state of accelerated change.

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3 Essential Concepts to Evolve e-Learning Experiences

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Even with well over 50 years of researching and developing e-learning, I continue to make discoveries that seem to have been staring me in the face for decades. Hidden in plain sight. These discoveries remind me that e-learning remains an opportunity largely unrealized and full of potential.

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How to Use Empathy to Ignite Innovation in Design Thinking

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Does your brand need a metaverse strategy?

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On the Road with Ethan: Swedesburg, Iowa

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On New Year’s Day, I had found myself in Swedesburg, a small town in Southeastern Iowa, on a familiar road. For 20 or 30 years, I have traveled this stretch in my holiday trips and it has always intrigued me. The road itself is nothing spectacular, but every time I reach this benchmark I am met with a familiar face; the roadside attraction that I refer to as the Hay Donkey.

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What Our Favorite Holiday Movies Can Teach Us About Human Performance

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As we reach peak holiday season, the Allen Interactions team can't help but indulge in a few movies to celebrate - and there are lessons to be found about human performance abound!

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Dr. Michael Allen Awarded Cornell College's Leadership and Service Award

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We are proud to announce that Dr. Michael Allen has been announced as a recipient of this year's Cornell College Leadership and Service Award. The Leadership and Service Award is presented by the Alumni Association and the college to between one and three alumni at their annual Homecoming Convocation. Leadership and Service Award recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their careers or professions, their work has contributed to the betterment of their community and its citizens, a

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An Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Tells Us What's Next for Training, Education, and Research

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If you've been following social media over the past week, you may have heard about the launch of ChatGPT , a new artificial intelligence (AI) conversational chatbot developed by OpenAI. It has stirred up quite a bit of buzz in a very short time. Learning professionals, educators, researchers, software engineers, authors, and many others have been impressed with its writing ability, proficiency at complex tasks, and ease of use.

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Instructional Design 3.0: Designing the Learner’s Journey - Part 5 - The Post Instruction Phase

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In this series of blogs, I’m emphasizing factors that can have a profound effect on learning but yet are often left unattended. We all do this. We do it for a variety of reasons, including very pragmatic ones such as the fact that developing good training requires professional attention to the myriad components of a training program. We have much to do.

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Instructional Design 3.0: Designing the Learner’s Journey - Part 4: Practical Design Approaches for Experience-based Learning

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I’m beginning to share some practical approaches to designing components of the learner’s journey, including not only the content and the experience of learning new skills, but also of addressing the affective component of the journey.

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Preparing an e-Learning Feast

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Getting ready for your big feast this week? As we return to our families and friends for a great meal, catching up on years of conversations we may have missed, and spending time with our loved ones, we've got some great tips for your e-learning that go beyond the dinner table. There's not much time left to prepare, so let's go!

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How to Give Your Employees a Seat at the Table with Design Thinking

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Are you challenged with fostering a sense of community and inclusion in your hybrid work environments? If your answer is no, you may be in for a shock. Over half of employees globally are victims of quiet quitting, which is taking a significant toll on employee morale and company culture. With dispersed workforces, employee engagement is more important than ever and is changing the overall relationship that we have with our teams.

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What Can Classic Cars Teach Us About Instructional Design?

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On a recent visit to the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, MO, I had the opportunity to reflect on the impact of Design Thinking. It is such an important element in creating instruction but despite the label “Instructional Design” that gets bandied around so freely in our industry, little of what corporate instructional designers do really qualifies as “design” in my opinion.

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Prototyping in the [Learning] Renaissance

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Prototyping in the Renaissance.

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Allen Interactions Recognized as Top Advanced Learning Technologies Company

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Training Industry today announced its selections for the 2022 Top Training Companies™ lists for the Advanced Learning Technologies sector of the corporate learning and development (L&D) market. Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 report on critical sectors of the corporate training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and t

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5 Sessions We're Looking Forward to at DevLearn 2022

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The leaves are falling and there's a chill in the air - that can only mean one thing: DevLearn is near! The Allen Interactions team is very excited to hit the road and showcase our favorite lessons and learning technology innovations in-person at this year's conference, held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

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How Disney Creates a Magical CX with Digital Transformation

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The best brand experiences aren’t just seamless - they’re downright magical. What does it take to become an industry leader in brand loyalty and customer engagement? It doesn’t just come down to decades of global recognition or billions of dollars of revenue - in fact, the missing piece can be reduced to the use of technology and data.

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no longer a moonshot: how immersive learning is transforming space exploration

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At Allen Interactions, we're focused on optimizing human performance through strategic consulting, talent enrichment, and emerging technology and the impact it can create on the world around us. IBM research revealed that immersive learning, including extended reality (XR), simulations, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) can cut training time by up to 40%, as well as boost performance by an astonishing 70%.

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Upskilling is Vital, Not Voluntary: Navigating the Future of IIoT

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Organizations today are facing major disruption. Supporting employees and partners, reaching new customers, and providing innovative new products and services are only a few challenges they are facing. Many organizations are starting to transform in one way or another, and many more are currently on their way. These transformations have led to a new wave of work - one focused on emerging technology and automation.

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Building the Case for Blockchain in Education & Corporate Training

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When COVID-19 forced schools around the world to close their doors, remote learning technology allowed students and teachers to safely gather inside virtual classrooms and maintain their momentum. Many corporations rapidly adopted work-from-home policies whereby Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Mural, and other software platforms boomed as they supported the new paradigm in work and workplace collaboration.

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

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This article concludes the series by looking at CCAF from the perspective of key considerations in developing online training. Previous entries have examined the model in terms of interactivity, adult learning principles, and interactivity. Here we discuss the CCAF approach in terms of how it naturally supports game design principles.

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DAOs in the Metaverse: What They Are and Why They Matter

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The metaverse is gradually reaching mainstream awareness, and more and more people want to learn about it to understand why it’s slated to become the next iteration of the internet.

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Four Trends Impacting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have been part of the leadership landscape for some time. The nomenclature has shifted over decades and even centuries. That people are, in some ways, socialized to see differences and make judgments about what makes something or someone different. The workplace benefits from a shared language, a way to garner shared meaning and understanding about what particular words mean.

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Reinventing Organizational Culture in Real-Time With VR Training

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This demand for innovative employee training is growing rapidly, and for good reason: VR training has a retention rate of 75% , beating out lectures (5%), reading (10%), and audio-visual learning (20%) (FrontCore, 2020). Although most associate VR employee training with highly technical tasks and industries, virtual reality and innovation create tremendous opportunities to provide immersive and interdisciplinary experiences for both technical and soft skills.

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How to Accelerate Change Adoption When Results Can't Wait

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Gartner reports that the average organization has undergone five enterprise changes in the past three years and 73% of organizations expect more change initiatives in the next few years. This should come as no surprise to many, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant and long-lasting effects on organizations of all sizes and industries. As we continue to see the growing need for strategic organizational change, many are in a hurry to make these alterations - but in order to make a lastin

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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. In general, the more nuanced and open-ended the desired performance, the more you would want to take advantage of a live, responsive facilitator.

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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. Here we discuss the CCAF approach in terms of how it powerfully enables true individualization.

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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. Today, we will dive deeper into fidelity in immersive learning environments.

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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.

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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.

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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. Allen Interactions Founder and Chairman, Dr. Michael Allen, is listed as one of the thought leaders who have shaped the industry and created a culture of transformation for learners.

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Change Management: Leading During the Change

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Leading and managing "during the change" is your planning reality check. This blog contains a During the Change Checklist, an overview of the OODA Loop, and four powerful leadership questions.

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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. So in the winter months, the manatees come here and cluster.

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