Author Archives: bryantanner

About bryantanner

I'm obsessed with learning via the appropriate technology. My professional mission is to effectively deliver instruction to learners in a way that yields the greatest results for all stakeholders involved.

3 Reasons To Stop Using Buzzwords

Stop misusing buzzwords, in favor of more meaningful communication. I share 3 reasons why. Continue reading

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Infographic: 5 Fixes for IDs

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When Needs Analysis Fails: Five Simple Fixes for Instructional Designers

This post offers instructional designers five detailed tips on how to overcome feelings of frustration in needs analysis meetings. Continue reading

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How to Build Trust with Your Project Manager

Instructional designer? Feel like you’re getting walked all over by your boss? Take back control with this (slightly manipulative) relationship-building process. Continue reading

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Video Cloning in After Effects

Video Summary: Cloning is all in the planning and post-production. First, you shoot all the “pieces” you need. Then all the pieces are cut using the After Effects pen tool and composite them together using layers. Once the pieces are … Continue reading

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How do I get over my bad habit of procrastinating?

Answer by Suresh Rathinam: I was a very bad Procrastinator for a very long time, until I really understood the basics of why I procrastinate. In order to understand why you procrastinate, first you should have a strong desire to … Continue reading

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Paul Burton’s 12 Tips to Make Email More Effective

Read this for 10 minutes, and save yourself countless hours in front of your email. Continue reading

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Film Production Master Class in 3 Minutes

In Fall 2013, I took a 4-hour, graduate-level class for 16 weeks at BYU in order to learn what this video demonstrates in 3 minutes… Moral of the story: Don’t go to college if you have the internet.  

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I’m an Expert

Developers make things so complicated! “We don’t want to hear what is or isn’t possible; Just make it happen!” (This is the best project-planning meeting satire, ever.)

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The Science of Orienting Response: What Is It About Media That Engages Learners?

What is it about media that captivates people?  How should I be using more media (or less media) in my instruction?  At what times?  For what purposes?  Here’s some amazing research I bumped into this week that answers those very … Continue reading

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