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by Walter Murphy

Learners prefer facilitated training—the personal touch. Adopting a persona when writing content can help an instructional designer make self-directed eLearning more personable. Create a persona whose voice your learners will respond to, whether as colleague or as guide!

Tip   |   July 16, 2014
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by Pooja Jaisingh

Whenever one of the top authoring tools offers a significant increase in capability, readers want to know how to use the new capability. The upgrade of Captivate to version 8 is such a case. Here is a basic walkthrough of the responsive features that Adobe has added, to give you a better idea of what is involved in creation of responsive eLearning courseware.

Tip   |   June 12, 2014
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by Richard Butler

Organizations care about documenting training completions because it is important to know who completed training and when, but documenting completion does not guarantee performance. To do that, organizations should focus on the completeness of the training itself. Here are some tips on the importance of completions, the ways they may be inconclusive, and how to make them more meaningful.

Tip   |   June 11, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

Adobe changed the user interface for Captivate as part of the new version 8. This is great for new users, but experienced users who just want to get to work may find the additional clicking required an inconvenience. Here’s how to set the interface up your way and lock it in.

Tip   |   June 11, 2014
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by Paul Clothier

For many companies, the first step towards mLearning may consist of adapting or repackaging existing instructor-led or online learning for delivery on mobile devices. This is not the best approach to mLearning. However, if you are committed to re-using or re-purposing existing content, here are 10 tips to guide you.

Tip   |   May 28, 2014
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by James Rasmussen

As the learning ecosystem expands, designers of technology-enabled learning must support delivery across a wide range of devices, operating systems, browsers, screen sizes, and resolutions. The key to this complex work is responsive design. Here is a collection of expert tips to help you make engaging experiences for your learners!

Tip   |   May 21, 2014
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by Christie Wroten

Take advantage of endorphins by adding games to your online courses! When designed correctly, games and gamification are very successful in engaging people and motivating them to change behaviors. Here are four tips to get those endorphins flowing in your learners’ brains.

Tip   |   April 30, 2014
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by Brandi Krause

One of the routine tasks that instructional designers must perform is converting or repurposing content. This can be time-consuming, confusing, and sometimes frustrating. However, there is a simple way to lay out the work required—using a template. This tip just may reduce your stress!

Tip   |   April 23, 2014
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by Michael Boyette

Given the task of creating eLearning that teaches “soft skills”—sales, coaching, and leadership are examples–it’s tempting to try to pack as much information as possible into a module. There’s a better, research-supported way to approach this kind of design challenge and shrink workplace learning to a manageable size. Read about it here.

Tip   |   April 16, 2014
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by Wendy Farrell

Global expansion presents an exciting new challenge for professionals with a role in developing training and eLearning materials for an increasingly multicultural workforce. But just how do you plan for globalization? Here’s a four-step process to help you make a great first impression with users around the world, roll out multiple programs quickly—and stay on track with your budget.

Tip   |   April 9, 2014
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