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The 2018 eLearning Trends You Can Expect To See & What You Need To Know

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One spring day, Elon Musk and Warren Buffet were bickering, as billionaires often do, about which types of investments are the most profitable. Buffet said he likes stable companies that monopolize their markets. Musk said he prefers businesses that continuously disrupt their respective markets with innovation. It’s pretty safe to say they’re both right. Innovate so […]

Guide: What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

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How To Become An Instructional Designer If you landed on this page, you’re either considering a career in the eLearning industry, are going to school for a master’s degree in instructional design, or you’re already working as an Instructional Designer (ID) and want to grow in your career. Wherever you’re at on the spectrum, this […]

Why the Learning Experience Designer (LxD) is the new Instructional Designer

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Making the Change From Instructional Design To Learning Experience Design The UX designer in your office might have rockstar status, but could UX designers 15 minutes of fame be up? While there’s definitely still room at the top, a new iteration of the skillset is pushing the boundaries of how we create experiences in the […]

If Personalized Learning is the Journey, then Adaptive Learning is the Waze App

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Personalized Learning vs. Adaptive Learning Imagine you wanted to take a road trip from San Diego to San Francisco, about 500 miles. Before setting off, you want to know how long it will take and the best way to go. You open your Waze app and the GPS locates you, highlighting several routes. You choose […]

Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

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Leaders Are Made, but Servant Leaders Are Born Some think you can’t make talent; you’re just born with it. Others think that after 10,000 hours of training you’ll become expert at anything. In terms of servant leadership, we think it’s both, in that order. (A multitude of different leadership styles exist, but we’ve chosen servant […]

Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend in 2018

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Why Attend a Learning and Development Conference in 2018 The best way to learn is by doing and sharing. Learning industry conferences, most with hands-on workshops and panel sessions, are the best place to soak up a lot of information in a short amount of time. The value of networking alone is enough to include […]

How to Get the Most Value From Your eLearning Budget

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It’s the final stretch of Q4 and most businesses are trying to run out the clock while staying on budget. We always have a few companies reach out to us, as they need to use their eLearning budget or lose it for the following year. Here’s how we advise them to maximize their eLearning budget […]

Three Ways to Use Animation In eLearning

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Albert Einstein famously said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This quote is at the heart of teaching: whether your concept is theoretical physics or how to sell more product—break it down into simple, engaging components. How do you engage a six-year-old? A sixty-year-old? One way is through […]

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