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Maija Perfiljeva
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Instructional Designer and E-learning professional
Instructional Designer and E-learning professional

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Storyline Tutorial: Counting Answers
Sometimes we want to make sure that users attempt an interaction or select the right amount of options. While such mechanics alone are not helpful in ensuring that "people learn", they are great if you want to customise feedback or course content, or if jus...
Storyline Tutorial: Counting Answers
Storyline Tutorial: Counting Answers
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Instructional Design Walkthrough: Addressing Performance Issues with Training
In this post I would like to illustrate my instructional design process, based on one of the training solutions I've designed in the past. The post is based on real events, but has been adjusted to preserve anonymity. The purpose of this walkthrough is to o...
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As an instructional designer I find it interesting to assume a role a learner from time to time. Recently I had to learn how to give pills to a cat, as my 10-year old furry companion had been diagnosed with HCM. With videos and microlearning being all the rage right now, I wanted to reflect on how this worked in reality while learning a task that does not require a lot of theoretical knowledge, but does ask for a considerable amount of mastery.
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Pilling a Cat: How Training Actually Works
Whether you are an instructional designer or a customer of external training providers, you may succumb to the idea that success of a training depends on: Length (microlearning!) Format (engaging videos!) Digital delivery (online learning is the best!) With...
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Is this a story, a scenario or a case study? Does it matter? Is there a difference? For those who find themselves on the receiving end of sales pitches or who are new to the instructional design terminology, this brief (highly non-academic) discussion might be interesting.
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Story-Based or Scenario-Driven?
Having a shared terminology is important as we use words to describe our reality, communicate ideas and achieve understanding. However, since many people step into the field of Learning and Development by following very different paths, not everyone in thi...
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My E-Learning Design Process: Taking out the Trash
It will sound strange, but it's true: the most fascinating part of my life in Germany is recycling. To be more precise, the sorting of trash. Wait, don't go yet, this will actually be about e-learning! To give you an idea of the importance of this question,...
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Freebee: PowerPoint Chat Bubbles
Because one can never have too many chat bubbles. Click here  to download the PowerPoint file, which includes all of the following speech bubbles: The file is created by me and you can, naturally, use it for whichever personal or commercial purposes. All ob...
Freebee: PowerPoint Chat Bubbles
Freebee: PowerPoint Chat Bubbles
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Storyline Tips for Speed, Precision, and Your Sanity
In this post I wanted to share some tips that made my development process more efficient and precise.  There are many tips about saving time and effort in Storyline. Most likely, you've already heard about the benefits of the format painter and slide master...
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The world doesn't need a hero. All it needs is an instructional designer.
"Can SME be an instructional designer?", "Do you need an education, or can you just learn Storyline?" or "Who needs those instructional designers anyway?" Somehow, I see a lot of these questions recently, so here are my unsolicited two cents... To answer th...
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