Have you ever found yourself struggling with where to start?
Do you feel you don't have the necessary skills to influence best practices?
Are you distracted by fads instead of following a proven framework?
Do you ever feel ashamed of the solutions your organization is delivering?
Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels trying to figure this all out by yourself?
If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is Skillagents.
WHAT IS SKILLAGENTS?
Skillagents is a framework that, when coupled with specific mindset shifts and “success patterns”, will change how you create learning experiences... even if you’re new to instructional design or curriculum development.
“I struggled with how I could engage learners without being face to face. Then, I found Anna Sabramowicz of Skillagents. After enrolling in her course I feel like I have the foundation to move forward in my new elearning career.”
- Meghan M., Skillagents student
“Skillagents really made me think, question and change the way I provide training. I would highly recommend this course to anyone in the education space who wants to do a better job.”
- Janet F., Skillagents student
“I'm getting great value out of the course so far and it has made me look at things from a different perspective. The whole area of online education is so vast with so many different opinions that it can be hard to gauge whether or not you're in the ‘right’ camp but it's great to get fresh thinking and new perspectives!”
- Mark C., Skillagents student
An instructional designer and strategist, Anna has solved training and elearning problems for the likes of Sony, ABB Group, Emerson, Rubbermaid, Michelin, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and countless others.
She’s been invited to talk to instructional systems design classes at UC Berkeley, Concordia University, University of Charlotte, Southern New Hampshire University, and dozens more.
The Chief Learning Architect of Articulate, Tom Kuhlmann often deconstructed Anna’s showcase course in his Storyline workshops, and invited Anna to be an expert speaker for his Articulate Roadshow. Articulate dubbed her work, “Scintillating.”
And when adidas - one of the best known brands on the planet - wanted to hire someone to optimize their global onboarding modules to increase skills of retail store associates, guess who they hired. Yup: Anna. She is the founder of Elearner Engaged, a boutique elearning design agency.
“The value mindset module was very inspiring. It made me reevaluate the design of my past courses, and how I define and communicate the course objectives to my learners. It made me want to be more ambitious with what I expect from my learners and myself. I am excited for the next iteration of the courses I design.”
- Martin T., Skillagents student
“I’m an experienced instructional designer/face-to-face and online educator, and I’m learning a TON from Anna’s course.”
- Steve G., Skillagents student
“Skillagents has been an immensely satisfying experience. Everything you’ve provided continues to be enormously beneficial!”
- Jeffrey M., Skillagents student
“Simply put, Skillagents has changed the way I think about and build online education.”
- AARON T., Skillagents student
“Anna showed me that my problem, wasn’t a lack of tech skills, at all, but actually putting too much attention on the tools, and not enough on the strategy behind what makes a great course in the first place.”
- Abigail V., Skillagents student
A note from Anna
During my last 10 years as an instructional designer working and consulting with organizations like adidas, ABB, Sony, Rubbermaid, and Harvard University, I learned a whole lot about the big picture of instructional design and elearning. A lot of this learning came through sweat, frustration, and trial and error. I made plenty of mistakes, and saw so many of my colleagues making the same ones.
It was a long road, but as my career progressed, I started to see the underlying patterns behind what makes some courses successful and engaging, and others dry and ineffective.
Over time, more and more people started seeking me out for advice. They kept asking, so I kept talking.
Because I was lucky enough to have a few very good mentors at the beginning of my career, I was happy to return the favor by helping other educators out wherever I could.
But after a while, I wondered if I could make a bigger impact in the learning community. If I could reach more people, and provide the insights I’d learned over the years in an organized, systematic way.
I thought back to when I was first starting in this area, in instructional design, in developing and running training sessions… I thought about what I wish I had at my disposal to help me make better decisions about what to design, for whom, and why.
I thought about what an ideal resource would look like for someone who really ‘got the message’ about what instructional design should be about (the learners!)
It didn’t exist, so I created it.
I call it Skillagents.
If you’re interested in taking your or your entire team’s instructional design skills to the next level, but aren’t sure if this course is a good fit, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve done so much consulting that I’ll be able to quickly let you know if Skillagents can help you reach your goals as an educator.
If so, I’m happy to welcome you to our growing tribe. If not, that’s just fine too, and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.