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iSpring Suite 11 Giveaway: 11 Licenses for 11 Teachers

Today we released the new 11th version of iSpring Suite, our flagship authoring toolkit. It’s a big event for us and we’d like to share our joy with those who need our tool most — active teachers and professors and those who’ve recently transitioned from teaching to instructional design.

We’re giving away eleven iSpring Suite 11* licenses to eleven teachers!

*There are no hidden costs. The tool comes in its most advanced version of Suite Max, including not only an authoring tool, but a library of ready-made eLearning assets, an online reviewing and collaboration tool, a text-to-speech feature, and other powerful possibilities.

The winners will be selected at random and will be announced on September 23. We’ll share the video recording of the selection process, to remove any doubt about whether we’re playing fair.

To take part in the giveaway and get a chance to win one of the best eLearning tools on the market, you just need to complete the following three steps:

  1. Sign up for the iSpring Community Forum

  2. Add a link to your LinkedIn profile (or your website/blog) in your Community Forum profile – we need it to verify you are (or used to be) a teacher.                                                

  3. Answer three simple questions in the comment section* below this post. Tell us:

  • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

  • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

  • Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

*Please note: you need to submit your answers by September 14. By participating in this giveaway, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.

And that’s it – leave the rest to chance! We wish all of you the best of luck and are very happy that eleven (that’s a lot!) of you will win our awesome eLearning tool!

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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

     I am currently a certified K-12 Special Education teacher, but my current placement is a High School Math Interventionist. 

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)? 

    I want to transition to ID to expand on how I help people. I want to transition into the corporate world by providing materials and media to various types of audiences. I want to use my creative side to help educate people through training materials and elearning courses. 

    I would love to expand my creativity in how I create media and materials to expand my Instructional Designer career. I want to utilize this program to help me transition from education to Instructional Design with a program that I love and can truly use to advance my career. 

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    • Meg Ramey
    • Executive Director
    • Meg_Ramey
    • 1 mth ago
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    I've been a high school Spanish teacher, an ESL teacher, and a university professor in the Humanities. It was in this last role that I discovered my passion for taking students abroad. I'd see more growth in a 3-week cross-cultural course than I would in a year of regular classroom teaching, and so I transitioned into the world of education abroad and educational travel and also discovered instructional design somewhere along the way. I started studying ID with the wonderful IDOL Academy to better serve WorldKind (www.worldkindlearning.com), an organization with a mission to merge the worlds of eLearning and educational travel. Right now we're working on designing a virtual pre-departure orientation program that would help prepare students before they leave to study abroad. As a start-up, we have no funding and are operating on a shoestring budget, so winning iSpring Suite 11 would really help us further our mission to keep educating students and broadening their horizons.

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    • Megan James
    • Instructional Designer | eLearning Developer
    • Megan_James
    • 1 mth ago
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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    I have been in education for 16 years, but knew pretty early on that this was not my forever path. I went and got my admin credential and evetually became a Teacher on Special Assignment. In that role, I was essentially an instructional designer with my audience being teachers. I loved it and was very successful at it. Unfortunately, the position was elminated and I went back to the classroom. That is when I discovered instructional design as a career path.

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    Over the last 6 months, I have been throwing myself into the ID world, and I quickly realized that these are my people and I get to do the work I loved in my previous role. I enrolled in IDOL courses and got my learning designer certificate and began volunteering for an open education resource company and have loved every minute of the work I have done so far.

    I would like to build my portfolio by doing freelance and volunteer work, but many of the comprehensive authoring tools are very expensive. I would love to have a comprehensive tool, like iSpring Suite to build courses on for potential clients and my portfolio to help me land that first full-time ID job.

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    • Caley Donat
    • eLearning Artist
    • Caley_Donat
    • 1 mth ago
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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

      • I am a former high school art teacher with 9 years of experience. During these 9 years I pioneered a brand new Ceramics program that helped build our art program and build stronger job security for myself and for my team. In this and through the quick shift of teaching virtually at the beginning of COVID, I have found a passion for eLearning development and design. 

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

      • Teaching virtually during the beginning of COVID taught me that I love artfully designing visually appealling eLearning courses that support learning through many different avenues. Through this self reflection, I figured that with my eLearning development, I could reach a wider audience through my designs and therefore feel a larger sense of pride at the end of the day.

    • Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

      • I am looking to transition into an eLearning Development career and having a broad spectrum of eLearning authoring tools under my belt would be very beneficial to my professional development. 

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    • kat_taf
    • kat_taf
    • 1 mth ago
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    About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing):  Back in the day, I taught 4th grade. More recently, I taught technology and computer skills. Which I loved.

    Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)? My last job, I was doing the work of an ID and just didn't know it. I loved that I was teaching and creating, but not really. I'm a helper at heart.

    Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11? I'm new to ID and still learning all the tools that are out there. Anything that helps me to create better curriculum is great. And I hear great things about Spring as an authoring tool.

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    • Sunshine Richards
    • Associate Project Manager
    • Sunshine_Richards
    • 1 mth ago
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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

      • I worked in public education for seven years. The last two years were the most challenging professional years I've ever experienced. And while I continue to work with my kids as their Cross Country Coach, I am immensely grateful to have found a position in Ed Tech. The work is challenging in a whole new way, and I am growing professionally and personally for the first time in many years. 

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

      • The work I've done in the past in curriculum development and training has shown me how much I enjoy creating and designing content. 

    • Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

      • I used iSpring several years ago to develop curriculum with one of my former universities and loved it. 

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    • Andreea Blaga
    • Instructional Designer, eLearning Developer
    • Andreea_Blaga
    • 1 mth ago
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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    I was a French Teacher since I can remember. I was learning French and passing on what I have learnt to others. At first, to an imaginary audience (playing that I was a teacher when I was a child), then to my colleagues, until I started teaching at the university. 

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    Having a career as an university teacher turned out not to be a rewarding experience for me.

    I started using another authoring tool for work and at the same time a friend of mine started  using iSpring. One year later, I compare her projects with mine and I realize that iSpring is easier to use and, at the same time, it produces better results (her projects look better than mine even though I have a team of graphic designers helping me). So, I am curious to try it out as well.

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    • Srividhya Sundaram
    • Curriculum Designer (Transitioning STEM Educator)
    • Srividhya_Sundaram
    • 1 mth ago
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    I was a STEM teacher until June 2022.  Right now, I am transitioning into Instructional Design and doing a few hours of Instructional/Curriculum Designing for the school. Throughout my career, I have enjoyed designing learning experiences and this has inspired me to pursue Instructional Design. 

    Elearning authoring tools are my favorite as they serve as a tool to communicate and add value to the learners. iSpring Suite 11 has been on my list even though I haven't tried it so far. User Cases in iSpring have been my favorite and would like to use those cases to develop samples for my portfolio. I understand that iSping helps develop courses that are mobile-friendly and adaptive, while I'm also excited to develop simulations. I'm hoping that iSpring will be a tool to help me achieve my dream job with less financial input from me. Thanks for this opportunity.

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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    I am currently a 6th grade teacher and this is my 8th year teaching. I've always had a feeling that being in the classroom was not going to be a forever thing for me, but the last two years have shown me that I am ready to transition out of the classroom. 

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    During virtual teaching, I realized how much I enjoyed expressing the curriculum in a digital setting and I would love to grow my knowledge and learn all the tools that are out there. 

    I'm new to instructional design, and I would love to learn all the tools that are out there. I just want to learn and be taught whatever it can help me successfully transition out of the classroom. This would help me financially as finding trainings to help me reach my goal are harder on a teacher salary. I just need a chance taken on me to show how capable I am! 

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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    - I am a lecturer with 20 years of experience working at the vocational training school of the Central College of Industry and Trade, a school directly under the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Vietnam.

    When Covid-19 appeared in Vietnam, I directly supported more than 1000 teachers and more than 100,000 pupils and students of primary and secondary schools; High schools and some universities in Vietnam get an MS Team account and teach them how to use it for online teaching and learning.

    Recently, I have participated in the program "Managing Digital Futures in Higher Education" of the Fraction project led by Prof. Dr. Thomas Köhler from Dresden University of Technology.

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    I want to switch to ID to have the opportunity to be more supportive for my colleagues and my country's students to have the opportunity to study with better and more economical conditions through special technology. especially when I have a chance to use iSpring Suite 11.

    • Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

    I know iSpring Suite is currently a tool to develop the best elearning lesson in the world today. Especially with the great improvements of iSpring Suite 11, I think I will have many opportunities to help my college soon build a perfect LMS system with great lectures made by iSpring Suite 11 Since then, I will have more knowledge and experience to share with my colleagues more about the value of using iSpring Suite 11 to make elearning lectures.

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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

     I am currently a program officer, but my previous job was as a teacher at secondary 

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)? 

    I want to transition to ID to expand on how I help people. I want to transition into the corporate world by providing materials and media to various types of audiences. I want to use my creative side to help educate people through training materials and e-learning courses. 

    I would love to expand my creativity in how I create media and materials to expand my Instructional Designer career. I want to utilize this program to help me transition from education to Instructional Design with a program that I love and can truly use to advance my career. 

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  • Tell us about your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    I was a high school English teacher for six years until I resigned over the summer. I taught grades 10 (World Lit & Comp) and 11 (American Lit & Comp) and had the pleasure of having significant control over designing my own curriculum. Outside the classroom, I was a faculty advisor for a student club about mental health and also took on leadership roles as a mentor teacher for new faculty and cooperating teacher for graduate students.

    Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    One of my favorite parts of teaching was designing organized, engaging learning materials. I thrive both on big-picture thinking about how to address a learning need as well as the more detailed, nitty-gritty technology work required to execute that thinking.

    Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

    I've heard great things about it from other IDs whose judgment I trust! I haven't yet started learning much of the required authoring tools, and this would be a great place to start as I build out my portfolio in the next few weeks.

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    • Erin Feronti
    • Instructional Design
    • Erin_Feronti
    • 1 mth ago
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    I was an ELA teacher for grades 6-12 and a school librarian for 18 years. I recently left the classroom, and I am excited to transition into instructional design. I love the process of developing learning experiences. My strengths lie in the front end of the ID process. I love to research, conduct needs analyses, and understand how people learn. I am looking forward to increasing my skills in design, and learning how to use authoring tools. I am excited about the opportunity to develop skills using iSpring11. I think it’s exactly what I need to help me boosts confidence and start building a portfolio that will help me stand out.

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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    I am a former teacher of 5 years. Starting in 2020, I joined the technology committee on my campus and worked with other grade levels and my admin to provide technical training and support for educators in various grade levels during the pivot to online teaching. I left teaching in June 2021 to pursue instructional design. I started a private tutoring business in Fall 2021 and have been doing that to give me the financial flexibility to focus on upskilling instructional design skills and building up my portfolio.

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    Throughout my career, I have enjoyed creating digital content, integrating technology, and learning how to use new tools to be more efficient in measuring performance. When I joined the technology committee to provide technical training to my team and other educators on campus, I thrived in that high-pressure uncertain environment. I created job aids, screen recordings, and facilitated training during team meetings to help my team navigate remote instruction. I love learning and consistently adjusting curriculum each year to make learning improvements for my learners. I felt like my passions in designing content and focus on performance were very aligned with instructional design.  

    • Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

    I am focused on learning as much as I can using various authoring tools to become a better instructional designer and also be as prepared as possible when I do start in an official full-time ID role. I've heard great things about iSpring Suite 11 from reading Cara North's posts on LinkedIn and I'm interested in exploring the different features included in designing learning content. 

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    • Nicole konicke
    • Instructional Designer | Learning Experience Designer
    • Nicole_konicke
    • 1 mth ago
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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    • I’m currently an instructional coach and curriculum developer for the Curriculum & Instruction and Professional Learning departments at my school district. I coach 20+ teachers and provide professional learning for 500+ across 20 sites. 

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    • I love working with adult learners and enjoy creating curriculum for that audience. I also get excited by having a larger impact and the growth potential within L&D.

    • Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

    • I’m currently working on some volunteer projects that I would love to use a formal authoring tool to complete the learning activities. The learning is all free to the target audience so it makes sense that I’d be using a software free to me to create materials free to others. :)

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  • As a special educator, my "secret sauce" was providing individualized literacy instruction. I always learned as much as I could about my students, and my content area, so my students made solid progress. I loved using bits and pieces of technology in my lessons to make them more engaging and provide greater equity and choice for my students.

    I want to return, but upskill, my knowledge of ID. Prior to matriculating at UNH to receive a master's degree in special education, I had worked for Xyvision, Inc. (now SDL) as a course developer and trainer. After leaving the field, a former colleague once told me that main course I created was still used years later. I think I had really understood the needs of the clientbase because I had once worked for a small print shop in summer jobs and my clients related to me. I think being an educator gives me a similar ability to have the right mindset for ID.

    I am looking to learn as much as I can especially with ID systems that are easy to implement. I hope to bring my new skills to education-related companies. iSpring Suite has good reviews, and I'd like to be considered for this opportunity.

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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    • I used to teach fourth grade special education in Brooklyn, NY until this year! I began to immerse myself in all of the tech tools available to enhance learning in 2020, and my interest in learning about these tools has only grown since.

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    • I would like to transition to ID because I realized that the things that I like most about teaching are curriculum design, planning lesson content, and creating assets for my lessons. When I learned more about ID, I realized that my affinity for these things would make me well-suited to it. 

    • Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

    • I would like to get iSpring to learn more about how to use this tool. Having familiarity with the LMS would help me develop skills that I could bring into my next role as an ID.

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    • DD
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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing) 

    As a former teacher, I have always been passionate about incorporating technology into learning. I was technology lead teacher, technology committee member and trained teachers to utilize technology in their classrooms  

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    My passions are Education and Technology  which is evident by my two Masters degrees: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and M.S. Instructional Technology and Design. I am passionate about using my past experiences and education to design learning solutions for all learners. 

    I would love to learn this new authoring platform that is simplified and being offered to teachers. I always strive to be at the forefront of cutting edge technologies in the ID field. 

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  • I am a transitioning teacher. I have been working as an English teacher for almost 20 years now and for the past 7, I worked as an elementary class teacher at an International PYP school. I've also gained some experience as an ELT writer in the past 5 years. 
    I would like to expand my options and opportunities in the field of education. I have enjoyed working remotely and I would like to transition to a corporate environment and work with agile teams - this is something I have been investing in for the past few months. I am very interested in technology so edtechs sounds very appealing to me.
    I think the Spring Suite 11 would complement the skills I have been acquiring through ID courses - I am currently taking Eduflow's ID Principles for Cours Design. Therefore, I would love to have the chance to explore the suite further.

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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    Hi there! My name is Alyssa. I am a 31 year old passionate educator and a motivated employee. I am an artist, a scientist, a dog mom, and an instructional designer. I consider myself a lifelong learner. My passion started with science, and continued into education. I received my bachelors in Biology in 2012, with the initial intention of going into the medical field. This changed after I worked as an EMT, and my heart could not stand to see the amount of suffering of others. I landed a job teaching in 2016. In the 6 years that I taught, I launched and grew a Gifted Academy from the ground up. I have taught and built curriculum for Biology, Chemistry, AP Biology, and IB Biology. I specialized in teaching and building curriculum for gifted and ESOL courses. I won Teacher of the Year in early 2021. While teaching, I found a love for building curriculum. I started creating free content for teachers online. That following has grown exponentially and I am grateful for the opportunity to help teachers and their students. My passion for education has helped me land a dream job of mine - professional development specialist for teachers. I feel as though I can make a greater impact in this position, and want to extend my learning to further help teachers become stronger educators. With all of these passions combined, my goal is to become an Instructional Designer. This combines my love for art, curriculum, and education. This is why I am getting my masters degree in this field.

    I believe ispring suite 11 will help me to hone my craft and get me to where I need to be. Thank you!!

    createdbyalyssa.com

    -Alyssa Mulvihill 

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    • Laura Parenti
    • Learning & Development Specialist
    • Laura_Parenti
    • 4 wk ago
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    About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    I was a high school ELA teacher for the past 4 years but I recently transitioned into instructional design. Teaching remotely during the pandemic was an interesting but crazy experience, one in which I thrived, and I found that once we were back in the classroom that things had changed for students. I will never regret my experience as a teacher because it brought me to where I am today, and I will always cherish the relationships I built with my students and other educators. 

    Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    While I loved sharing my passion for writing and literature with my college-bound learners when I was teaching, I discovered I have an even greater passion for creating engaging and effective learning experiences for people of all ages.

    Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

    I would love to get iSpring Suite 11 because I am still very new to Instructional design. I love learning new tech programs and wish to further stretch my learning experience design skills with iSpring. Thank you to everyone at iSpring who is making this possible for 11 lucky winners!

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  • I am currently an elementary  music teacher and have taught for the past 21 years, with 14 of those years as a band director in a secondary setting.  While I enjoy teaching music, I would like to take my joy for teaching and combine it with my passion for technology and move into the ID world. I’m working toward completing my ID certificate with Seminole State College, have worked to develop materials to assist my school with our 1:1 technology initiative and would love to receive the opportunity to use iSpringSuite 11 to further my learning in using this outstanding authoring tool.  I would absolutely use this resource to assist teachers in their learning in my current position. Thank you for offering this program and for all that you do further learning! 
    Kyle Lanier 

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    • Christine
    • Instructional Designer
    • Christine
    • 4 wk ago
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    1. About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)   

    •  I have been tutoring students online for the past three years. 

    2. Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    • I originally wanted to be an High School English teacher. Once I started student teaching, I found that I mostly enjoyed creating the lessons as opposed to teaching them.  After graduating college, I tried to look for a career where I can use the skills I gained from my experiences from working with students and my passion for writing engaging content. I initially pursued Technical Writing because it encompasses these two passions, but then I stumbled upon a discussion forum about the difference between Technical Writing and Instructional Design. After learning more about Instructional Design, I decided to pursue this career path because it aligns more with my interests.

    3. Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?

    • I am currently on an upskill journey to learn industry standard tools but I have been struggling with gaining access to them due to the pricing. Having iSpring for free would help me grow in my journey. 

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    • Kenyon Whitehead
    • Tutor in English for Academic Purposes
    • Kenyon_Whitehead
    • 4 wk ago
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    • About your current or former teaching experience (anything you feel like sharing)

    I have been teaching English as a foreign language for almost 20 years in Asia. Most recently, I’ve been a tutor in English for Academic Purposes at Sino-British universities. The majority of my experience is at the tertiary level, but I have also taught high school and middle school. I do a lot of materials production and creation.

    • Why do you want to transition to ID (or already have)?

    I would like to settle down in my husband’s country (Wales) and there aren’t many opportunities for me. We live in a fairly rural area with little to no need for ESL. Teaching remotely tends to be hourly and highly dependent on self-marketing. I’d rather spend my time creating great materials and working with others with the same mindset.

    • Why would you like to get iSpring Suite 11?
       

    • do so much work with PowerPoint already, so being able to use that as a base would be exceptionally helpful. Video and audio files are wonderful learning tools and iSpring Suite allows their easy integration. Elearningindustry.com, g2.com, getapp.com, and TrustRadius all show iSpring Suite having nearly five stars in ratings from its users, which is pretty amazing! 11 sounds like it would be a key tool for designers and learners alike.

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  • Right up until two years ago, I was working as an EFL instructor. Before I began to work as a freelance e-learning developer, I had been making e-learning games and courses for my students.

    After more than 15 years of employment as a teacher, I made the decision to change my career path and use my teaching expertise as an ID. I appreciated learning more about visual design and adult learning methods. Game design and graphic design have always interested me. My job as an e-learning developer provides me greater opportunity to develop my skills related to my interests.

    I've tested and used a good number of tools, and I've been using one of the most well-liked tools for a while now. The flexibility and usability of iSpring Suite appear to be better. I used the trial version of it and am eager to learn more about it.

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