New job aid summarizes action mapping for teams

Job aid summarizes action mapping

I’ve drafted a job aid that helps your team see the action mapping process at a glance. Help me improve it! Learn more.

Do you work in a course factory? Do you care?

Do you work in a course factory?

Are you a cog in the course factory, or are you a performance consultant? Does it matter? Learn more.

Field guide to action-mapped materials

Field guide to action mapped materials

Can you identify an action mapped course in the wild? What might it look like? Learn more.

Learning & development people unite!

L&D manifesto

We, the downtrodden and ignored learning and development professionals of the world, hereby shake off the shackles of convention and obedience and proclaim the arrival of a new order! Read more.

Can we use training to motivate?

Can training motivate?

Is low motivation a problem on its own, or is it caused by something else? Can training help, or is it a waste of time? Here are some ideas to consider, along with an update to the flowchart from the previous post. Read more.

Is training really the answer? Ask the flowchart.

Is training really the answer?

Is training really the best solution to a problem? Often, no. Here’s a flowchart that will help you identify what will really work, whether it’s a job aid, a workflow improvement, training, or something else. Read more.

How action mapping can change your design process

action mapping for instructional design

Happy action mapping users say that the model helps them create lively elearning. But would it fit into your design workflow? Here’s a look at the process from start to finish. Read more

How to convert the toughest SME

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You want to create an action-packed online experience that revolutionizes learners’ behavior. Your subject matter expert wants you to faithfully reproduce every lovingly polished bullet of their 217-slide PowerPoint presentation. Is there any hope for your relationship? Everyone knows that in any relationship, it’s the other person who needs to change. So let’s change your […]

Prove it with a prototype

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Are you dreaming of an immersive simulation while your team members plan yet another Jeopardy game? If you want stakeholders to expand their horizons, a working prototype is your best friend. A working prototype has simple placeholder graphics, but the clicking and dragging work as they will in the final activity. Build a quick-and-dirty version […]

How to steer your client away from an information dump

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Learn more about the action mapping process described in this interaction from this quick overview. How I designed and built the scenario Some people avoid creating branching scenarios because they seem too complex. In case it’s helpful, here’s the approach I took.

Scenario design online course

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