Build Effective Engagement

Engage by Jeanine O’Neill-Blackwell is a great resource for new instructional designers, subject matter experts or anyone looking for the “formula” for course design. As many of you know, I am always interested in books that help teach the essentials of ISD. This is a great book that allows you to not only have the […]

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The #1 Question to Ask

Have Limited Time for the Discover Phase? The Discover Phase is the first phase of the e-learning design process at TLS Learning. This step is critical to determine the overall big picture of the project and the results that are needed to ensure that the training will be successful. Here at TLS Learning, we conduct […]

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We are presenting a course at SolutionFest 2014

Are you going to the Learning Solutions conference in March? Come visit us at SolutionFest 2014 — Thursday from 4:45-6:45. We will be presenting a branched scenario course that we created with a client to teach their staff how to have a coaching conversation. This highly engaging course will show you how you can create […]

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Will Your Courses Win the GOLD?

  I don’t know about you but I love watching the Olympics. What a fantastic tribute to the core belief that anything is possible when you have passion, purpose (discipline) and talent. All the athletes are performing at the top of their game, they train hard and are focused on being the best in the […]

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Quick Tips to Inform Learners of Objectives without Bullets

As you recall in the last blog posting on Getting Back to Basics, we discussed Gagne’s ISD model and focused on the first event, Gaining the Learner’s Attention. There are some concrete examples in that posting of how you can begin your courses in this way. Now, let’s focus on the second event, Informing the […]

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Getting Back to Basics: Gaining the Learner’s Attention

Have you taken a step back recently and compared what you are doing in your e-learning courses with best practice? I bet you’re thinking, “What’s the point? I’ve been doing this for years! What can I possibly learn from best practice? I’m doing everything I should be doing and have learned the basics a long […]

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Successfully Navigating Through the Contracting Process

  Navigating the Contract Process Do you ever have challenges with writing and submitting proposals for new clients? I am always amazed how much of an art this process is with each and every new client. Here are a few best practices to help you navigate through this somewhat challenging process: 1. Make sure that […]

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Why E-learning is a Powerful Business Strategy

E-learning continues to grow as a way to train employees in all industries. Why invest in e-learning (either asynchronous or synchronous)? No need for travel Sub bullet Sub bullet Sub Bullet Standardizes the learning experience Sub bullet Sub bullet Sub Bullet Cost savings for organization Sub bullet Sub bullet Sub Bullet Creates an individualized experience […]

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