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  • Close the year

    There are only a few days left in this year – most people I know are cheering.

    Are you ready to put the year behind you? Looking forward to starting the near year? I suggest that you use the time between Christmas and January 1 to close the year.

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  • Design: Write a proposed solution

    This is the second post in my ADDIE series; you can read the first post here and read this post about ADDIE. In this post I will share my lessons learned and best practices related to the Design phase; specially how to write a proposed solution in an Assessment document. There’s a lot to be done in the Design phase, so there will be a few posts for this phase of ADDIE.

     

    What is Design?

    It is the second phase in the ADDIE model. The goal of this phase is to create a solution that addresses the performance gap that was identified and agreed to in the Assessment phase.

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  • How to write micro copy: 4 tips & lessons

    In this post, I am focusing on writing effective micro copy for e.learning. In my experience, micro copy is not something most e.learning designers actively think about which is surprising (guilty!). Sometimes once the Development phase begins it’s a topic that gets revisited. But even then, it’s pretty quick and minimal.

     

    What’s micro copy?

    Micro copy is short bits of sentences or phrases that help instruct, guide, or correct the user. The most frequent uses are related to website design.

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  • How to rock your lay off: 3 tips & lessons

    Maybe you’re reading this because you’re going through a lay off. If so, your life is about to change dramatically and that can be pretty exciting (and scary). You have been presented with an experience. What are you going to do with it? I vote for rockin’ it.

    And if you haven’t been laid off, would you like to feel lit up and fulfilled? Keep reading because these tips and lessons are for you too.

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  • Assessment: I’ve got a few questions

    I intend to write a separate post for each of the phases of ADDIE. In each post, I will share some of my best practices as well as my lessons learned. I hope you find this series helpful.

    I’m beginning the series with Assessment.

     

    What is Assessment?

    This is the first phase in the ADDIE model. The purpose of this phase is to understand the problem that the Business is seeing and how best to address it.

    The Business is asking you to solve a performance related problem and they believe that training is the solution. Cool, thanks! There can be other solutions (e.g., compensation, operational, etc.) so please think beyond training; you are more likely to see tangible results if you do.

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