Tag Archives: elearning

Inspirational Nugget: Look for Inspiration

My team has been designing some new templates and branding elements lately, so today’s Inspirational Nugget is inspired by inspiration! I know it’s easy to get into a rhythm when creating training content, so it’s common to reuse design elements and eLearning features to create training efficiently. There’s nothing wrong with sticking with what works, but sometimes it’s important to …

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Happy Holidays!

As 2016 comes to a close Designed:2:Learn and the Learning and Professional Development team would like to wish you a Happy Holiday and thank you for being apart of our blog and being an avid reader. We enjoy writing for you and keeping you all up to date on Instructional Design material. We are taking a short break for the …

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Organization: Naming Conventions

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It’s a running joke on my team that I have a strange obsession with organization, documented processes, folder structure, and naming conventions. I maintain that a well-established system for any collaborative team helps prevent unnecessary mistakes and helps ensure a project run smoothly. I definitely play along with the jokes (because it IS a pretty strange obsession) but taking the …

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Color Theory: Color Harmonies

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Most everyone would agree that color is a necessity as a human. It creates diversity and interest, as the world would most likely be quite uninteresting if there wasn’t such a thing as pigment and hue. In a design, color allows one to draw an audience into a design or product through visual appeal. Through the use of color harmony, …

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How to Manage Projects in a Team Environment Successfully

As Instructional Designers, our workload looks a bit different than the average person. We tend to work project by project, and if you’re anything like this team, you work on multiple projects at once. Sometimes it can get confusing and overwhelming – not to mention a little chaotic with multiple people on one team! In order to successfully manage your …

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Social Media in eLearning

Social Media, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary is, “Forms of electronic communication (Such as Web Sites) through which people create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, etc.” But you didn’t need that definition to know what social media is, right? If someone asks you “what is social media?” What comes to mind? The pictures of your dogs in …

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Gamification: What It Is + Some Tips

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I’m sure you’ve all heard about the new gamification trend that’s been sweeping the Instructional Design world. If you’re like me, and behind the times on what gamification is – let me explain it further. Gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically …

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Adobe Captivate 9: Rollovers for Software Simulations

The most recent eLearning project I completed was for an online software application, so creating online software training has been on my brain. I typically create training for adults, so I have been paying close attention to incorporating adult learning theories into software training. In my recent posts, I talked a bit about how Adobe Captivate allows you to create …

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Beating Instructional Designers Block

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There comes a point in your career where you have to battle Instructional Designers Block, aka *cue horror movie scream* THE WALL. Have you ever gotten to the point in a project where no amount of caffeine or energy drinks will shake the feeling that it’s just not happening with a project? Either you’re frustrated or just can’t think of …

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