5 Min of Style Notes: 08/02/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed the Venza Group’s launching of PEAK™ and the progress made on the compliance and performance series. We made reference to:   The new PEAK website – Click here. The PCI Compliance package of course for Employees, Managers and IT Professionals (still under development). How our Traintel™ Technology […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 07/25/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed the increased attention on ISPI’s Human Performance Technology (HPT) model. We made reference to: •    Comparisons (justified or not) to ADDIE. •    Holistic analyses of performance. •    The value of having a familiarity with HPT provides to Venza Group clients.   Here are some links to check […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 06/20/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed the instructional value of Text Entry Steps in a software simulation. We made reference to: The proper procedure as outlined in 13.1.2 of the Venza Group ID Style Guide. New developments in Adobe Captivate’s 6.0 that allow learners within a simulation to input text in fields which […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 05/30/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed Standard Operating Practices (SOP) as a trend in training solutions. We made reference to: How there appears to be more attention to operational compliance, a more formalized step away from suggested best practices. How there is a trend to deploy SOPs via technology-based informal learning platforms such […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 05/09/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed localization and the challenge of idioms for translation. We made reference to: How our team develops training for hospitality worldwide. How idioms such as “All things to All people” may seem logical enough for North American ears, they can be quite puzzling to non-native English speakers. How […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 04/18/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today Sara facilitated a discussion about how to address changes to content after the storyboards have been drafted, thereby identifying the best approach to swapping out the bathwater without throwing the proverbial baby with it. Sara referenced the following best practices:   Raise issues early Suggest solutions Keep the client […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 04/04/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed the role of the Job-Task Inventory (JTI). We made reference to: The value the JTI gives during the sales cycle to … Scope projects accurately, and Maintain objectivity between the project sponsor and their training partner. How the preparation of a curriculum plan is benefited by the […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 03/14/12

Thanks to those who attended. Yesterday we discussed the visual assets that can really enhance an eLearning module, especially when it comes to soft-skills training. We made reference to: The value great images have made to the bartender training modules we are currently developing. How the additions of Don Hartsell’s as a Venza Group employee […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 03/07/12

Thanks to those who attended. Yesterday we discussed image naming conventions, especially with regards to the images we take for making updates to training modules. Monica did a fantastic job of leading the session. She made reference to:   The suggestion made by David to name images in the following way: MOD01_slide001. How renaming as […]

5 Min of Style Notes: 02/22/12

Thanks to those who attended. Today we discussed an article about the ADDIE model. We made reference to: The importance of ADDIE to the ISD community. The imaginative analogy of ADDIE to the 5 Rules of Zen Buddhism. The Zen concept of Design (Shibui) and the following passage from the article: Think of design as […]