DIYEL #9 Be a gold prospector. Separate nuggets from the tons of dirt. This will serve your learners well.

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IntroductionTable of PostsMost trainers and eLearning designers would go bankrupt if they were gold prospectors. Prospectors spend their efforts screening the few gold nuggets from the tons of dirt, pebbles and rock. On the other hand, typical trainers and eLearning…

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DIYEL #6 eLearning design is like peeling the artichoke before you eat it.

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IntroductionTable of Posts Do-It-Yourselfers know the difference between bananas, oranges, apples and artichokes. Back when we changed from using transparencies (which many of you don’t remember at all) to PowerPoint slides, the transition was as simple as peeling a banana,…

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DIYEL #5 Avoid the temptation to buy software before you understand your needs.

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IntroductionTable of PostsGuilty! We all are. The seduction of buying software instantly is a disease we acquired as part of the technology era. Resist the temptation, especially if you have not done some thinking about your content and your business…

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DIYEL # 4 – Adopt a tech kid from your local community college. He knows more than your IT person.

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IntroductionTable of Posts Seriously, the typical IT person in your company is not the guy you run to for eLearning advice, especially if you don’t know squat. You must think of your self-preservation. Think of your job security. And if…

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DIYEL #2 ADDIE is like an expired medicine; it looks good but no longer works.

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IntroductionTable of Posts Sometimes, we cheat ourselves. One day we open the medicine cabinet looking for a pill. We grab the bottle. The expiration date has passed but we take the medicine anyway because we are in pain. We hope…

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DIYEL #1 Get a new pair of glasses from Costco, not Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

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IntroductionTable of PostsHow does a family of five earning a minimum wage survive? They make do with what they have. They shop in thrift stores or at Costco, but never on Rodeo Drive. They have the bargain hunter’s instinct: hold…

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