By: Dani Watkins On: October 25, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

I hear this question a lot from other developers, which tool should I pick? I answer, “it depends on your content and several other factors. It isn’t a cut and dry answer.” This past year, ZPS has been on somewhat of a road show presenting at ASTD ICE, Training...

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By: Dani Watkins On: August 06, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

Graphic designers are everywhere. Some people like them and some people don’t. But I’m here to shed some light on why you should hire a graphic designer, instead of doing the graphics yourself. But first we thought we would share why you shouldn’t date a graphic designer…Just for fun!...

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By: Dani Watkins On: July 30, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

The landscape of learning is changing, but are instructional designers and trainers changing too? In order for learning to be as effective and engaging as possible, those developing and delivering learning have to think differently about their roles. We can no longer assume that if we build it, learners will...

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By: Dani Watkins On: July 18, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 1

This week I participated in two #ASTD chapter events, both on using templates and storyboards. While I have been doing instructional design for a long time, I always attend these types of activities because if I can learn one new thing that will make me more productive, it is...

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By: Dani Watkins On: May 20, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 2

I presented at ASTD ICE in Dallas this week and decided to take full advantage of the conference registration too. I quickly realized I was out of “conference attendee 101” practice. Conferences are all about how many technology, frameworks, strategies, steps, and principles we can file into our little...

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By: Dani Watkins On: March 31, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

As an instructional designer who works virtually, it sometimes hard to separate personal time with work time. This is mostly because my “office” is such a short commute, but also mostly because my brain is like a constant pinball machine. It rarely stops. This proved to be no exception...

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