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Posts by Nate Johnson

Six Exciting Instructional Design Conferences in 2018

2018 E-learning and Instructional Design Training Conferences

Looking to begin a career or boost your current career in instructional design or e-learning? These six conferences may just be what you need to give you the jump start you’re looking for! The future looks bright for instructional design professionals, who can look forward to a busy year of conferences and expos featuring incredible…

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E-Learning Careers: Instructional Designer Salaries and Job Duties

Instructional Designer Salary and Job Duties

As organizations move their internal training online, instructional designers are becoming highly sought after professionals. In this post we take a look at what they do and average salary levels. Most commonly, an Instructional Designer (ID) is hired by a business or institution to strategize the best way to train or teach their employees. However,…

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What is Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)?

What is Amazon Simple Storage Service or S3?

Amazon’s S3 cloud storage platform is an incredibly powerful and cost-effective service for storing large files like video and audio…yet many people don’t even know it exists. Amazon S3 is a web-based cloud storage service that allows you to organize, store, backup, and protect data and access it anywhere, at anytime, with multiple users. You…

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Top E-Learning Software Packages: Prices and Features

Top 6 E-Learning Software Packages for 2018 with Pricing and Features

Choosing an e-learning software package for your e-learning content development can be a daunting task. Here are our favorite choices, along with a summary of their strengths and pricing. Deciding on the right online learning software is a big step. You know you’ll rely on it for a long time and, depending on the software,…

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Choosing Between Mobile Learning and E-Learning Solutions

Choosing Between Mobile Learning Solutions and E-Learning Solutions

Mobile learning solutions and e-learning platforms share many similar features. But when it comes to the instructional design of their content and their intended use, that’s where their paths diverge. M-learning, or mobile learning, is a type of learning designed to be accessible from a smartphone or tablet anywhere, at anytime. E-learning is a type…

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Negative Reinforcement is Not Punishment…Here’s Why

Learning Negative Reinforcement Examples and Definition

In a classroom or e-learning environment, negative reinforcement and punishment are not the same. Let’s define negative reinforcement and look at examples to illustrate why they differ and how negative reinforcement can actually positively impact learning. Negative reinforcement and positive reinforcement are two of those terms that originated in science, yet are thrown around casually…

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The What, Where, and How of PDH Credits

What Are PDH Credits?

Understanding what PDH credits are and how they can be accrued and applied can have several positive impacts on career track in certain fields. Many professional licenses and certifications require their holders to renew and refresh their skills and knowledge on a yearly basis. This time spent studying or training is commonly measured in Professional…

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6 Ways to Spend Less Time Updating Your Course Videos

How to Edit Course Videos

Article Index How to use tense when speaking Keeping proper video time logs Separation of audio and video tracks Proper video length Storing pre-export files The “mini-video” hack Article Resources Download this guide as a PDF Download our video timeline template as a PDF As we’ve shared before, Ben and I initially brainstormed the concept…

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5 Strategies and 10 Tools to Facilitate Learning

How to Facilitate Learning

Understanding how to facilitate learning can have a major impact on creating successful learning outcomes for your students. There are countless ways for an instructor to facilitate learning among their students, even in a virtual classroom environment. But the term “facilitated learning” has taken on a philosophy all its own. Facilitated student learning is not…

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