Instructional Design

So You’re an Instructional Designer…What’s That?

Ashley Gose SDI News

Instructional Designers play a vital part in business growth, and from a business perspective, provide not only Return on Investment (ROI), but Return on Experience (ROE) as well. They ensure training is aligned with measurable outcomes, which leads to performance results through Instructional Design principles.

Should Snack Learning Be Part of Your eLearning Toolkit?

Anthony Gratson SDI News

The learning industry is always evolving and the need for new concepts and technology will continue to rise. Like any new delivery method, Snack Learning isn’t suitable for all eLearning solutions, but it certainly has its time and place.

Too Much Technology

Can Learning Suffer From Too Much Technology?

Jeff Hoxworth SDI News

Everyday, businesses rely on technology more and more to connect employees, customers, products and services regardless of location, shrinking the global landscape. While organizations are clamoring for mobile learning and gamification, they run the risk of being blinded by the bling; their desire for the technology may put the substance of the learning in jeopardy.

How Vital is Graphic Design to Effective Communication?

Erik Olgeirsson SDI News

Graphic design is a professional practice (and key client service) which requires thought, intention, and self-awareness. Part of that process is to seek necessary feedback that will allow you to progress within your craft. Much like a consultant, you must listen to all of the needs of the client and fully understand the challenge at hand.

Learning to Lead: Developing Leadership Skills

Pat Owen SDI News

Learning to lead is not easy and it won’t happen overnight. It requires a keen focus and an intentional approach to development. A strong leader raises the level of those around them and directly impacts the success of the whole organization in the process.

To Grow, How You Are Selling is as Important as What You Are Selling

Jeremy Erard SDI News

When organizations want to grow, where should they really be focusing their resources in order to achieve their goals? If you are in the middle of attempting to aggressively grow your organization, make sure you spend as much time thinking about evolving HOW you are generating demand as you are on WHAT your are generating demand for.

Are Organizations Paralyzed From Over Analyzing?

Jon Gauthier SDI News

Making broad sweeping generalizations from compelling data has a tendency to bring more complexity than clarity. The hard truth is that building high performing organizations, isn’t easy. There isn’t a “quick fix” or “simple solution” for solving your problems.

Employees Need More Than Feedback

Jon Gauthier SDI News

The question that companies have been trying to answer since the beginning of time is not how do we stop employees from just jumping ship, but how do we get them to want to be on our ship, engaged, committed, motivated and prepared to row in the same direction.