By: Dani Watkins On: October 19, 2015 In: Blog Comments: 0

Are you part of a small team, or maybe even a one-person team? As instructional designers and eLearning Developers, we often are a “one-person shop.” We are a department of one, one lonely trainer, one solitary instructional designer, one remote developer. It can feel like you are on a deserted...

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By: Dani Watkins On: October 09, 2015 In: Blog Comments: 1

That’s a wrap…another amazing few days meeting new people, reconnecting with old friends, and learning from amazing experts in the field of instructional design and eLearning. The event, which happened to take place in our hometown, Denver, Colorado, was well attended and again proved to have a variety of...

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By: Dani Watkins On: May 01, 2014 In: Blog Comments: 0

At ZPS, we are a learning and development company. We get most of our work from word-of-mouth and referrals. However, we have had some discussion within our team around tradeshows. So, for all you businesses, we thought we would share our process for determining if there is value in...

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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: 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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