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How Do I Encourage Learner Retention? STORIES!!!

3 Retention-Specific Benefits of Storytelling Storytelling provides powerful and unique ways for learners to encode and recall information.  There are three main reasons why our brains find stories so sticky (see Malcom Gladwell’s The Tipping Point): Stories follow a universal framework.  That means … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Quicken (Kwik’en) Your Brain

Eat brain fuel [00:32:00].  You are what you eat.  Literally, what you eat becomes you. We know the foods that are good for your brain are things like avocados, blueberries, broccoli, coconut oil, salmon.  You have green, leafy vegetables. Kill ANTs … Continue reading

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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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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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