5 Phases of Accelerated Learning

Accelerated Learning (AL) has been shown to speed up the design process for instructional designers, and enhance the learning process for learners. It focuses on total learner involvement, because people retain more and learn better when they actively participate with

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Defining Creativity

What is creativity? Defining creativity is like attempting to define happiness or the meaning of life. Each person you ask has a different definition, but there are common themes about uniqueness and originality, imagination, ideas, and usefulness. Click here to

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Embracing Risk Is the Secret to Dynamic Instructional Design

Embrace risk to energize your content. Are you eager to try a new instructional technology? Have you researched a fresh strategy to apply to your design? Is there a new approach you’re excited to explore to better engage learners? Even

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Find More Inputs to Inspire More Ideas

You cannot expect inspiration to strike on your timetable. However, as last week’s post Consistency Is a Key to Creativity mentioned, if you practice creativity you are more likely to generate fresh ideas when you need them. Why do you

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Infographics: A Useful Tool for Technical Writers

Effective infographics can say more with a picture than a thousand words. So how can technical writers use infographics most effectively? Although we’ve blogged about infographics before in the post Infographics: Information at a Glance, we’ve never applied them specifically

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Consistency Is a Key to Creativity

A surprising key to unlocking creativity might be the last thing you expect, and that is consistency. We might assume creative types are those who wait for inspiration to strike, then delve into a frenzy of creativity. The elusive muse

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A Collaborative Approach to Technical Writing

Historically, technical writers worked with one product from start to finish. That meant beginning with an outline for the product or piece of equipment, writing the content, and then formatting it for delivery. In some industries, technical communication is undergoing

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3 Ways to Increase Clarity in Your Technical Writing

Unclear instruction manuals or confusing user guides have become amusing tropes in our society. How many parents have looked cross-eyed at directions for constructing a doll house or a model car and wanted to wad them up and toss them

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