instructional design

Lessons from the Classroom: What I’ve Learned About Learners from the Frontlines

heatherhuber

I began my instructional design journey in the classroom, analyzing educational and behavioral needs of students from nursery school through high school. I have been bitten and kicked. I was even offered drugs when I was mistaken for a peer in high school. I saw teachers who needed to have arms like an octopus to […]

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ABR’s Director of Instructional Design Featured in Learning Insights Podcast

Elise Margol

ABR’s own Elise Margol, Director of Instructional Design, was featured recently on Learning Insights Radio! The discussion included insights and observations on how the field of learning and instructional design has changed and grown over the past 20 or so years. You can listen to the Learning Insights podcast on the Business Radio-X website. Elise is a senior […]

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Driving Behavior Change

Elise Margol

“The problem in my life and other people’s lives is not the absence of knowing what to do, but the absence of doing it.” ―Peter Drucker, Writer, Management Consultant, Social Ecologist What really drives behavior change? Is it the well-designed training program? Is it the consistent support provided by the manager? Is it the ample […]

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Stay in the Know: ADDIE vs. SAM

Karrin Frilling

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing something we came across that we found interesting. We think you will too. We’re all familiar with the ADDIE process when it comes to designing learning solutions. But have you ever heard of SAM? It stands for Successive Approximation Model and it […]

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Accelerated Business Results Named as Finalist for Small Business of the Year

Amy Fox

CINCINNATI, Ohio (April 24, 2013) – Accelerated Business Results (ABR), a full-service, award-winning training company, has been named as a finalist in the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Excellence Awards for 2013. ABR was nominated in the category of Small Business of the Year (16-50 employees) along with five other local companies. “The combination […]

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What Service Are You Really Providing?

I had an experience recently that was very frustrating but made me think harder about the service I provide as a learning professional. Before I get to the “how this applies to us,” let me tell you the story. My Garage Story A friend bought a gift for me. It was a service that installs […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: Using LinkedIn for Resourcing and More

What’s new with ABR? Take a peek at what’s going on in our world as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. I spend a lot of time searching for people and information on the Internet. At ABR, we often bring in outside resources to help with some of our project work. […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: Data Collection

What’s new with ABR?  Take a peek at what’s going on in our world as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. As part of our instructional design process, we like to speak with different people within the client organization for two reasons. First, we like to get a better understanding of […]

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Accelerated Business Results Named as Finalist in Cincinnati Chamber’s 2012 Small Business Excellence Awards

Amy Fox

Cincinnati, Ohio (April 24, 2012) – Accelerated Business Results (ABR), a full-service, award-winning training and social media firm, has been named as a finalist in the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Excellence Awards for 2012. ABR was placed in the category of Emerging Business of the Year along with five other local companies. “Accelerated […]

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Is Instructional Design Dead?

Elise Margol

I recently attended a webinar hosted by Elliott Masie, an internationally recognized futurist, analyst, and researcher on topics such as workforce learning, business collaboration, and emerging technologies. At this webinar, he spoke about challenges and learning trends for 2012. One of the questions he posed on the webinar was, “Is instructional design dead?” Why would he ask this question? But after I continued to listen, I realized that he wasn’t actually saying the field of instructional design is dead; he was suggesting that the field must evolve to be more agile and therefore more effective.

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We Are Different and Proud of It!

I just participated in a formal RFP process, during which we worked hard to show how we are different from other potential suitors. This was an experience that sharply contrasts the behavior that I see my daughter’s seventh grade peers exhibit, in which everyone works hard not to be different. This contradiction in my life gave me an opportunity to reflect. I wonder how many other companies spend their time trying to emulate what their competitors are doing—in essence focusing on how not to be different—rather than on innovation. At ABR, we are different and proud of it.

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ABR Seeking Talented Instructional Designers and Project Managers

Accelerated Business Results (ABR) is looking for talented Instructional Designers and Project Managers to join our team! ABR is a full-service, award-winning training and social media company with an upbeat, high-energy team and entrepreneurial spirit. If you have solid, proven experience in instructional design or project management (or both!) and you know how to work hard and have fun, then we want to hear from you. We have a range of opportunities available, including contracting, part-time, and full-time positions.

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Why Good Instructional Design Matters

When meeting someone for the first time at a social event, one question inevitably comes up: “So, what do you do?” When I respond that I’m an instructional designer, they typically hear something about structure and design and follow up with a question about the engineering or construction fields. As I think about it, though, perhaps that isn’t too far off the mark.

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