Catherine Davis

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Instructional Designer, Career Coach & Work-Life Balance Advocate

The Happy HomeWorker

Catherine Davis is an ID consultant at SweetRush (www.sweetrush.com) and founded The Happy HomeWorker (www.thehappyhomeworker.com). She provides coaching, webinars and resources for freelancers and those who want to adopt the freelance lifestyle.

eLearning Articles by Catherine Davis

4 Tips To Manage Your Work Overload

4 Tips To Manage Your Work Overload

Monday, 28 August 2017 by Catherine Davis

Today's jobs typically expect people to complete the same amount of work as two to four people did in the…

Project Management
5 Tips On Juggling Multiple Instructional Design Projects

5 Tips On Juggling Multiple Instructional Design Projects

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 by Catherine Davis

What are some ways to keep your sanity when you're juggling multiple Instructional Design projects? In this article I will…

Project Management
5 Tips For Mentoring New Freelance Instructional Designers

5 Tips For Mentoring New Freelance Instructional Designers

Thursday, 21 May 2015 by Catherine Davis

New freelance instructional designers often painfully pay their dues while feeling inadequate and lacking confidence. But it doesn’t have to…

Instructional Design
The 4 Cs Of Brainstorming: Tips For Instructional Designers

The 4 Cs Of Brainstorming: Tips For Instructional Designers

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 by Catherine Davis

Instructional designers: Does brainstorming sometimes feel like a bumpy ride? SweetRush ID Practice Lead Catherine Davis shows you how to…

Project Management
3 Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid - and 16+ Solutions

3 Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid - and 16+ Solutions

Thursday, 20 November 2014 by Catherine Davis

Instructional designers and facilitators: Are your tried-and-true techniques for instructor-led training killing your participants with boredom? Instructor-led training continues to…

Corporate
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4 Virtual Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 by Catherine Davis

With the increasing popularity of virtual instructor-led training events in corporate training, instructional designers and facilitators need to master the…

Corporate
How to Succeed as a Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer

How to Be a Successful Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer: Part 2

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 by Catherine Davis

Whether this is your first rodeo as a freelance virtual instructional designer, or you’ve been in the industry for a…

Instructional Design
How to Succeed as a Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer

How to Be a Successful Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer: Part 1

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 by Catherine Davis

Whether you’re just entering the market as a virtual instructional design freelancer, or you’ve been doing it for a while…

Instructional Design
Designing E-learning Courses for Adults with Low Education Levels

5 Tips for Designing E-learning for Adults with Low Education Levels

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Catherine Davis

When designing e-learning for adult learner populations with low education levels, it’s essential to consider all the instructional design and…

Corporate
Manage Subject Matter Expert Time Like an E-Learning Pro

E-Learning Secrets: Managing Subject Matter Expert Time, Part Two

Monday, 30 June 2014 by Catherine Davis

How can you manage and maximize your Subject Matter Expert (SME)’s time like an e-learning pro? In Part Two of…

Project Management
Manage Subject Matter Expert Time Like an E-Learning Pro

E-Learning Secrets: Managing Subject Matter Expert Time, Part One

Thursday, 19 June 2014 by Catherine Davis

From an Instructional Designer’s perspective, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are the e-learning team MVPs. They bring the valuable expertise and…

Project Management
7 Common Instructional Design Pitfalls in E-learning Storyboards

7 Common Instructional Design Pitfalls in E-learning Storyboards

Friday, 7 February 2014 by Catherine Davis

Storyboard writing is a core skill that all e-learning instructional designers must master. Yet there are common pitfalls that pop…

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