It’s Not You. It’s Me.

I have found that by working virtually, it’s sometimes difficult to really gauge what someone else is feeling. Let’s say I’m giving instructions to a contractor for an e-learning project or communicating the impact of a schedule delay with a client, I don’t have the benefit of seeing body language. I can’t tell if someone […]

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Event Recap: mLearnCon 2015

Here at Artisan E-Learning, we attend many different conferences throughout the year. This year alone, we attended ATD Techknowledge (recap here), Learning Solutions (recap here), the Lectora User Conference (recap here), and the ATD International Conference & Expo. And because we clearly don’t have enough frequent flyer miles yet, this year we decided to add […]

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Event Recap: Lectora User Conference 2015

Back in May, I presented at the 11th annual Lectora User Conference. My presentation was all about using Lectora’s status indicator object and showcasing unique, but easily implemented, uses for it within courses. A few lucky participants walked away with our recently released E-Learning Uncovered: Lectora 12 book.  If you weren’t able to attend, you […]

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Tips for Working with E-Learning Voice-Over Talent

Working with professional voice-over talent can help your courses be more polished and professional, but this comes at an expense. Over the years, I’ve discovered several tips for working with voice-over talent to help make the process easier and more efficient, which can help keep your costs down. Here are my top three tips for […]

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Am I an E-Learning Drill Sergeant?

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I seem to have some OCD tendencies when it comes to reviewing e-learning courses. I sometimes wonder if developers make faces when they receive my feedback, envisioning me as some kind of e-learning drill sergeant. “Delete the extra space between paragraphs two and three!” “This image runs […]

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Tips for Transitioning From Copywriting to E-Learning

I still remember my first time writing for e-learning. It involved a lot of squinting, deleting, and scribbling in my notebook. At first, I wasn’t really sure why I was struggling. I had done plenty of copywriting in my career. I’d dutifully made an action map, but it was a challenge to translate it into […]

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