Instructional Design

Using Diverse Names in Your E-Learning Courses

Several years ago, I worked on a project to create an e-learning course for a customer relationship management platform, and...

Resources for Creating Branching Scenarios

While branching scenarios tend to be popular with designers, stakeholders, and learners, they can be challenging to put together. The...

Photoshop for Learning: Taking the First Step

While developing ideas for this series on Adobe Photoshop, I was reminded of one of the best gifts I ever...

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Where Do You Get Your Inspiration for E-Learning?

Last month at the Learning Solutions conference, I hosted a Morning Buzz discussion on getting inspiration for e-learning courses.  Here...

Visual Communication Tips for E-Learning

Visual communication is more than just making something pretty.  Learn about how graphic design, instructional design, and information design all...

Working with SMEs

Three Must-Know Strategies for Working with SMEs

A good experience working with SMEs (subject-matter experts) can mean the difference between an effective versus an ineffective course; between...

animation in e-learning

How to Use Animation in E-Learning

Using animation in e-learning is a powerful way to create engaging and informative learning experiences. Sadly, many animations are used...

how to write your first e-learning storyboard

How to Write Your First E-Learning Storyboard

What struggles did you face when writing your very first e-learning storyboard? Collecting and organizing your content into a development-ready...

visual communications for e-learning

Graphic Design vs. Visual Communications for E-Learning

This last week, I had the pleasure to traveling to Philadelphia, PA to teach our two-day workshop on Visual Communications...

attention-grabbing e-learning

How to Design Attention-Grabbing E-Learning

Every time I sit down to watch a movie, I hear the same opening music that studios have been using...

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