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Blair Rorani
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The most priceless thing we have is our time- make sure it’s invested where it matters.  #ThrowbackThursday #TBT
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Creative instructional designers:

Want to learn practical ways to add stories to your training? Check out this webinar from the queen of entrepreneurs, Pam Slim.

What ideas can you steal from Pam?

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Yeah. I like it. There are plenty of change managers and consultancies. Not many can explain the value of what we do nice and clearly. Thank goodness for Xplane. Keep rockin it.
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'A day in the life' shows what is changing for me in my role.
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How do I get Craft 2.0 to sync my new assets? Uploads work, just not manually adding files to my assets folders. I have been clicking the Asset Index Update link and still no syncing.
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That was my first suspicion actually having worked on a ton of large Software implementations. Assumed it was my browser plugins vs. Craft as I barely updates this morning. Will try again.
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Instead of diving into learning objectives about describing, demonstrating and understanding, start with a business goal. Only then can you show the value of creative instructional design to business leaders and get the support and/or funding you need.

There will be a greater responsibility on you to build an instructional product focussed on achieving a measurable goal. Plus you can align what you're producing with the needs of an organisation and every day actions that people learning something, care about.

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When it comes to driving change, changing behaviour and training are two different things.

They are however related which is why they often get bundled together. This is when we start hearing instructional designers talking about behaviour change. Note: this is not behaviourism vs. constructivism, it's more new habits vs. new skills.

Now all good IDs know how to design training. But how do you help an organisation change behaviour, which is a super set of training? BJ Fogg has the best tools and techniques I have come across. And they are packaged into a simple matrix that anyone can understand.

Have a read and next time a client says "... change behaviour ..." you'll have a concrete method you can take them through.

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"In my son’s kindergarten, they’re telling us how to get him into Stanford," he says. "By their advice, I’m doing everything wrong, because I’m trying to make him happy rather than putting him through as many piano lessons as possible." He dreams that his son will take a less conventional view of education. "I hope he can hit the workforce relatively early and engage in lifelong education," Thrun says. "I wish to do away with the idea of spending one big chunk of time learning."

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Founder of Ever Learning (learning consulting and instructional design)
  • Ever Learning
    Learning consultant and instructional designer, 2012 - present
  • Inspire Group
    Project manager/instructional designer, 2009 - 2012
  • Sitel
    Instructional designer, 2008 - 2009
  • Sitel
    Knowledge management specialist, 2007 - 2008
  • Sitel
    Training developer, 2006 - 2007
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Learning experience designer. Founder of Ever Learning. Husband. Father of four. I'm a Mormon.
I design educational products at Ever Learning, a company I started in Sydney, Australia.

I help companies, consultants, authors and freelancers package information, their ideas and expertise into:
  • visual explanations and stories (to show people what and why)
  • instructions, tutorials and videos (to teach people how)
  • game-based challenges (to help people learn-by-doing)
  • online communities (to help people ask / answer questions and share ideas)
  • learning journeys (to guide people from novice to expert)
I grew up in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and now live in Australia with my wife Leilani and our children.

If you've got a project you'd like me to work on, or want someone to come and teach your team to design better learning experiences, check out my skills and experience on LinkedIn and my company's services.

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learning strategy, #instructional design, social learning, mobile learning, game-based learning, visual communication, storytelling, design thinking, education, ipad, user experience, web design, LDS and #sydney.

Got a question about any of these things? Just ask.

Follow @blairrorani for tweets about creating cool stuff, web design, apps, technology, business and a touch of sports.

If you've got a project you'd like someone to work on, or want someone to come and train your staff, check out my profile and experience on LinkedIn.

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