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A Few of my Favorite Things

If you are an instructional designer working with a small or non-existent budget, then you’re probably in he market for free and cheap tools online. Elearning heroes had a recent weekly challenge to share cheap and free tools that designers

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The Gamer’s Wish List: Save Me!

Here’s a bit of gaming trivia for you: What was the first video game to boast a save-game feature? Officially, it was the NES classic The Legend of Zelda, which stored your saved game file on the cartridge with the

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective eLearning Designers

This article from eLearning Brothers has some great tips, not just for eLearning Designers, but for anyone who works in the creative space. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective eLearning Designers

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The Instructional Designer as Content Curator

As learning shifts from an event-focused model to one where learners take ownership of their own development, where does that leave instructional designers? How do we shape learning experiences if our audiences are seeking out their own instruction and performance

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Identity crisis

Recently, I began thinking about what it means to be an instructional designer. I’ve come to realize that eLearning and ILT are not going to cut it any more. Today’s learners just aren’t going to sit through a class, no

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Everything old is new again

I recently became aware of a “new” trend in learning called flipping. If you’re like me, you rolled your eyes when you heard about it. I think Jane Bozarth said it best: Before I had even heard of flipping, I

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