All posts by Dawn Pierce

Project Management 101: Staying Sane

Nine Tips for Ramping Up and Maintaining a Large Team For the past 15 months, I’ve been managing an extremely large project for a health services organization and have been revamping instructor-led associate-degree-level courses into a blended solution in a mobile and virtual-friendly format. Our tight knit team of 30+ instructional designers, programmers, media developers, editors, […]

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Interactive PDFs — An Underused Learning Solution

Not Quite E-Learning But More Than a Job Aid One of my first learning industry projects was in the late ‘90s, when printed PowerPoint facilitator guides and corresponding participant guides were all the rage. Within 10 years, e-learning had replaced many instructor-led training (ILT) sessions, which makes sense when you think about it, and why […]

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The New Watercooler Chat

Six Best Practices to Stay Connected in a Virtual World It’s been a year since many employees started working remotely. While the main push from clients has been to convert in-person instructor-led courses to virtual to accommodate a remote workforce, interestingly, I’ve also been working with a few clients to create wellness and mindful work […]

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It’s Career Day! How Enlightening Teens About Careers in Training Provided Unexpected Inspiration

Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a local high school for Career Day. Talking to teens about training can be a little bit daunting! Those of us in the industry experience the relevance daily, but effectively communicating said relevance can prove challenging. Even for students bent on heading to college, the thought of […]

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