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9 Questions to Ask at Project Kickoff

9 Questions to Ask at Project Kickoff

Seasoned instructional designers know projects can get derailed for a variety of reasons, such as changes in scope, unstable content, and shifting deadlines, to name a few. However, some obstacles can be detected early by simply collecting the proper information at the beginning of a project. Use, and expand upon, this checklist during project kickoff to ensure you have the information you need to identify—and mitigate—potential obstacles in the project before they mushroom out of control.

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4 Steps to Successful LMS Selection

4 Steps to Successful LMS Selection

Are you in the market for an LMS and don’t know where to start? The industry is full of options, and it can feel tedious to weed through them all. Use this guide to help you shop for an LMS that meets your needs and budget.

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10 Tips For Creating Even Better Design Documents

10 Tips For Creating Even Better Design Documents

Writing a detailed design or outline is both art and science. It is science because there is a process and steps to follow. It is art because each project does not easily fit into a cookie-cutter mold. An effective detailed design begins with a basic outline; then, the expertise of the designer, parameters of the project team and needs of the client are incorporated to shape the final product.

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Tobi Flowers Named Project Manager at TraCorp

Tobi Flowers Named Project Manager at TraCorp

TraCorp is proud to announce and welcome Tobi Flowers as a Project Manager with responsibilities over courseware production and LMS development at its Glendale, AZ headquarters. Flowers succeeds Diane Pelland who is retiring after 20 years of service at TraCorp.

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Translating eLearning For International Audiences

Translating eLearning For International Audiences

5-Step Process For Translating eLearning For International Audiences

Our team is in the process of translating learning assets into multiple languages to reach the global learning audience for our client, Choice Hotels International. We have developed a process and set of tools that could help you prepare scripts for localization and translation, as well, should you be asked to do the same.

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How to Boost Volunteer Engagement Through Your LMS

How to Boost Volunteer Engagement Through Your LMS

Many nonprofit organizations struggle with recruiting, training, and retaining their volunteer base. We have found that automating the onboarding process using a learning management system (LMS) costs less and is more effective than trying to onboard volunteers on site. The case study outlined in this article illustrates a model Arizona Humane Society created in partnership with TraCorp, and it can be applied by any nonprofit organization to:

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5 Microlearning Mistakes to Avoid

Today’s trend is to develop short microlearning assets, typically 5–7 minutes in length, that allow employees to jump in and out of a training program as their work schedules allow and their just-in-time performance needs demand. While some consider microlearning a fad, most instructional designers agree that it is supported by the tested theory that our brains process small packets of information better than, say, long and boring lectures.

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3 Steps To Streamline And Automate Onboarding

If you’ve ever bought real estate and taken out a mortgage, you can understand how cumbersome certain transitions can be. In the case of purchasing a new home, you, as the buyer, are responsible for exchanging information and paperwork with real estate agents, mortgage lenders, title companies, inspectors, home builders, contractors, moving companies—and often several other parties, depending on the complexity of your situation.

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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating A Mobile Learning Storyboard

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating A Mobile Learning Storyboard

With the emergence of mobile technology—and by extension mobile learning solutions—instructional designers (IDs) are finding themselves storyboarding in unfamiliar territory. The benefits of mobile learning are obvious; it makes training readily accessible for learners who are frequently on the move or are otherwise in need of just-in-time training. However, as we storyboard these assets, what must we do differently than we’ve done in the past for traditional e-learning?

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