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by Jane Bozarth

Editing your own work or the work of your subject matter experts (SMEs) is an important activity for instructional designers, but it takes focus to do it well. Here are some tips that will help you become a ruthless editor!

Column   |   March 3, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

Time plays a huge role in what we do. Put time in the right perspective, and time to make an impact on your organization is no longer a problem. Here are 10 timely ideas!

Column   |   February 10, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

Beliefs about learners can show up in an instructional designer’s work, often unwittingly. Sometimes it’s the beliefs of an SME or the client, sometimes it’s the designer’s assumptions. In online content converted from classroom materials, it can be the original designer’s unchallenged beliefs. This month, Jane looks at some ways assumptions and beliefs affect design decisions.

Column   |   February 3, 2015
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by Art Kohn

It can happen that, in a class or in a discussion, people get into arguments and disagreements that keep everyone from making progress. Even worse, instead of learning, people only get frustrated, unhappy, and unproductive. Frequently, it turns out that the problem was that each person was using a particular word in a different way. Here’s a simple exercise to help get past this.

Column   |   January 15, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

Classroom training just doesn’t seem to get much respect. But it should. It still has an important role to play in the learning ecosystem, for at least four significant situations, and this month’s column points out just what those are—and what they aren’t.

Column   |   January 13, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

Here’s a review of the themes that stand out in Jane’s columns from 2014, to provide a launch pad for your work in 2015.

Column   |   January 6, 2015
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by Mark Lassoff

Learn how to create an HTML5-based mobile app by following the steps in this tutorial!

Column   |   December 18, 2014
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by Art Kohn

During the last 30 years, the notion of learning styles has become popular in corporate training. This month’s column explores the concept of learning styles and examines the evidence about its pedagogical effectiveness.

Column   |   December 17, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

A cautionary tale for the holidays, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.

Column   |   December 9, 2014
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by Jane Bozarth

At DevLearn 2010, John Seely Brown urged each of us to “expand your surface area”—in other words, to stretch our personal bubble of experience and ideas to other domains, beyond immediate work interests. Here are some suggestions that might prove useful in helping you push past the boundaries of your daily line of sight.

Column   |   December 2, 2014
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