Allen Academy Blog

  • Dear Designer: 3 Considerations for Length When Shifting to VILT

    Dear Designer: 3 Considerations for Length When Shifting to VILT
    The first quarter of 2020 has contained a host of global challenges, and many organizations and their L&D professionals may find themselves in unfamiliar ground, with the demand to quickly adapt. For many, there will be questions of how to take existing learning material, courses, or workshops and deliver them using a digital platform.
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  • What are Short Sims?

    What are Short Sims?

    Role plays.  Flight simulators.  Sports scrimmages.  Computer games.  Wargames. Erector sets.  Group challenges. Acting workshops. Labs.  Moot courts.  

    These great learning experiences have a few things in common.   They are all “Learning to do.”  And they all get us to Short Sims.

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  • Announcing the Allen Academy

    Announcing the Allen Academy

    Inspired by many collective years of education, real-world experience, and outreach to countless e-learning professionals around the world, we’re building a unique professional certification experience to fit the needs of individuals and organizations hoping to impact the quality of their online training.

    We’re calling it the Allen Academy.

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