Christine Varden Smith

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Using Metaphors, Similes, and Analogies to Create Better Job Training

How using metaphors, similes, analogies, and similar "figurative" language can aid in creating training materials that help people learn more …

Data Visualization

Post-Course Evaluations: What E-Learning Designers Need To Know - E-Learning Heroes

Need to create a post-course evaluation?<p>If you've been tasked with designing an e-learning course, one of the things you may need to do is develop a …

10 Visual Design Tips for eLearning and Slides

You don't need to be an artist to be effective at design. You can go from BORING to BOLD by learning how to excite audiences through visuals. These 10 tips are drawn from my book, Visual Design Solutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals.

4 Reasons Why You Should Use Selfie Videos In Elearning

We talk a lot about storytelling in elearning. But all too often we jump straight to fiction so we can create a story that neatly ticks our learning …

eLearning

Instructional Design Books: For New (and old!) Instructional Designers

I moderate reddit’s instructional design subreddit, and every so often I am messaged about “how to get started” within the instructional design …

Personalization, Tailored Instruction Vital to Blended Learning, New Report Says

<i>By guest blogger Sara Gilgore</i><p>A new report traces the evolution of "blended learning," and argues that its value to the nation's schools will hinge on …

5 Common Misconceptions About Instructional Designer Salaries

<b>Instructional Designer Salaries: 5 Common Misconceptions That Instructional Designers Involved In The eLearning Industry Should Be Aware …

Blended Learning Advantages And Disadvantages In Corporate Training

<b>Advantages And Disadvantages Of Blended Learning In Corporate Training</b><p>Every learning strategy has its pros and cons. The question that all eLearning …

Education Technology

Building a Learning Organization

Continuous improvement programs are sprouting up all over as organizations strive to better themselves and gain an edge. The topic list is long and varied, and sometimes it seems as though a program a month is needed just to keep up. Unfortunately, failed programs far outnumber successes, and …

Management

15 facts, day 1: Child mortality

<i>This is the first in a series of 15 facts over 15 days that we will be sharing with you to get you up to speed on what’s at stake in 2015.</i><p>While there …

Sex on the Hill, theatre of the absurd

Here's the scene: One of your colleagues is a married guy. You both play on a recreational sports team. One day after a game, he asks you back to his hotel for a drink. (He commutes to work from another city.) He makes clear that he wants to have sex with you, but you don't want to have sex with …

Geography in the News: Polio Returns with Tenacity

Human Journey<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p>Polio’s Tenacity a Constant Battle<p>Just as the eradication of the crippling polio disease seemed within reach, it is advancing again and new questions are rising. Ignorance of science and medicine by the general public, …