Tag Archives: Professional Development

Staying Current: How

Last month I wrote about Staying Current: Why It’s important. This time around, I want to touch on HOW to stay current. Blogs: One of the best ways to stay current in your field is subscribing to blogs related to your field. This will give you a vast variety of different changes, viewpoints and ideas of what’s coming next. Maybe …

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Staying Current: Why It’s Important

As your day gets hectic, it can turn into a busy week, month, or even year. With our busy work and personal schedules, it’s easy to get behind in our ever changing field if you don’t make an effort to stay up to date. It’s no secret that you want to stay on top of what is happening in your …

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What makes a good client/designer relationship

As a graphic designer, you work with people constantly. It’s a part of the job. No matter if you are a graphic designer, an instructional designer, or a circus trainer; it’s important that you have a good designer-client relationship to ensure that you are happy with your job and that your client is more than willing to give you business …

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The Professional Workforce and You: Where Do You Fit In?

Millennials are defined as a group of people born from 1980 to 2000, and according to Time Magazine, they are often described as, “self centered, under-achievers, and have an overwhelming sense of entitlement”.  Millennials are known for, “expecting to be able to make their own hours, caring more about how well they get along with their manager, wanting to move …

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6 Reasons You Need an Instructional Design Portfolio

A while back, I decided to start building an online portfolio for my instructional design work, and it is now something I strongly recommend to any instructional designer. I have found it to be one of my most valuable career tools regardless of whether I was seeking a new position, or happy in my current position. Why do you need …

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Necessary Elements of a Great Web Site

Have you ever browsed the Internet and landed on a website that just looked awful? By awful, I mean the font was hard to read, ads were blocking the information, the color scheme was distracting, and you couldn’t even focus on the information because you were blinded by everything that was going on? Let me show you an example. http://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com …

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5 Tips When Starting a New Career

When starting any career most people want to be the best they can be. But it is hard when you start. It feels like there is so much to learn, it’s like trying to drink from a firehose. I remember how it felt when I first started out and here are some lessons I learned along the way. Seek out …

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Setting Goals

Another year has gone by and a new one has begun. This is the time of year that people reflect on the past and look forward to the future. Most people use this time to set new goals for themselves, so I thought that it might be fun to share how we set goals here at Designed 2 Learn. I …

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DevLearn 2014 Wrap Up

At the end of October, the team of instructional designers from Designed:2:Learn traveled to Las Vegas to attend DevLearn 2014. The goal? To identify trends in the world of eLearning and collaborate with designers from around the country. Here are some quick take-aways from each of our Designed:2:Learn contributors. Steve Montague At DevLearn 2014 I focused on Immersive learning and …

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