Tag Archives: professional

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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Adobe Captivate 9: Rollovers for Software Simulations

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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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5 things managers should know

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For several years now I have been privileged to sit on a panel as a manager for aspiring leaders here at Northern Arizona University. On this panel is a group of managers at the University who, on the last day of the class, meet with the students and answer questions about being a manager. During this meeting there are always …

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Statistics Based on User Experience

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User experience is the experience that the viewer has on your eLearning course. Things like: is the information easy to find? Is it easy to read? Does it look professional? User experience is crucial to successful eLearning and if that information is actually being understood. Which is the whole point of eLearning, right? To see just how important user experience …

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What makes a good client/designer relationship

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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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To Wear or Not to Wear: Dressing for Presentations

Do's and Don'ts When Dressing For Presentations

You have your big presentation or training coming up. You’ve been hammering out the fine details on the information you will be delivering. You know your material. You feel confident. You got this! But wait, you forgot one important detail, what are you going to wear? What you wear when giving a presentation is a critical piece of the overall …

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