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eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

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Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. Here’s a question for the eLearning managers out there: How many members of your instructional design team got involved in the field by accident? Cammy doesn’t mince words when discussing ADDIE on pg. ADDIE is a big black box when it comes to the actual design part.”.

7 Ways to Create Engaging eLearning Using Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

Take a look at these suggestions to create engaging eLearning from the Articulate community. 1.  Personalise the Learning Experience A really simple but effective way to personalise the learning experience and engage learners is to capture a learner’s name, then reference their name as they progress through the course.  In Articulate Storyline this is achieved […].

Anything is Possible with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

The design for each module was provided to […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development Facilitating eLearning authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design rapid authoring tools storyline storyline2

Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design

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As an Instructional Designer, motivating learners is an important consideration because in reality learners are not always motivated to learn. John Keller’s motivational design model known as […]. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development adult learning principles design elearning instructional design online learning

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

to articulate goals that will help the organization reach those lofty missions and then. Conduct Behavioral Interviews” and “Design Great Training.” their group, you may wish to try action mapping, a technique developed by instructional. designer Cathy Moore. like what you see in the vendor’s instructional approach and use of media, ask if they’ll. capital. goals.

Articulate User Group – What You Missed

B Online Learning

On Thursday 31st March, B Online Learning hosted the first online Articulate User Group meet via a webinar. Myself and our new Creative Designer, Matt Blackstock took turns presenting a session each. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy ar design eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course online learning storyline technologyWe had around 150 people from Australia and New Zealand register for the event which was terrific! To be invited to our future […].

Tips When Working with Images in Articulate Storyline

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Using imagery in your eLearning design is an additional way for you to communicate your message. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development design eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning News instructional design Master elearning Course online learning rapid authoring tools rapid eLearning storyline

Merge Articulate Studio Into Storyline

LearnDash

If you have been around the elearning industry for more than 30 minutes then you have probably heard of Articulate. At some point in every instructional designer’s career they will come into contact with Articulate. But as they evolved as a company so did their product line with the introduction of Articulate Stroyline. articulateTime will tell.

Instructional Design Strategies Supported by Articulate Storyline [Infographic]

CommLab India

Articulate Storyline is one of the most preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools around the world. Well, Articulate Storyline is very flexible and helps developers create online courses that support a wide variety of e-learning strategies. Here is an infographic that lists instructional design strategies that are supported ably by Articulate Storyline.

Designing Scenario Based Learning with Articulate Storyline

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Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design Master elearning Course online learning storyline So why should your eLearning content follow the one route.

Customising the Player in Articulate Storyline 2

B Online Learning

There’s lots of options for changing the configuration and design of the Player in Storyline and here’s some of my favourite customisation tips! Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design storyline storyline2

Tips When Working With Audio in Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development audio design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design online learning rapid authoring tools storyline Working with audio is really fun! This is usually one of the final stages of development where you really start to see your course come to life.

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Top Instructional Design Tips

Rapid eLearning

At a recent workshop I was asked to put together a post with some of my top instructional design tips. Of course, over the past 8 years most of the posts are littered with various tips related to instructional design. Instructional Design Tips. Here’s a list of blog posts related to instructional design. Instructional Techniques. Tell,

5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers

LearnDash

Instructional designers know that the tools they use allow them to get creative with how they develop their elearning. Many elearning developers have similar programs in their “toolbox” You’ll find Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, Adobe Photoshop, Snagit, stock photo memberships, premium templates, and so on.

Articulate Storyline on the Cloud

LearnDash

If you call yourself an instructional designer, then there is no doubt that you have had exposure (at some point) to Articulate Studio, or their newer Storyline offering. It seems that most training projects that involve elearning will utilize either Articulate or Captivate – at least that has been the case for every project I have been on.

Top 10 Resources on Instructional Design: Basics and More

Designed for Learning

Without knowing and understanding these basics, we can't claim to be successfully practicing our subject - the subject of instructional design. For my friend and many others out there who have often called and written to me asking about good websites and books for learning the basics of Instructional Design AND for others who don't know me but are no less interested in a good list of resources… well, here's my top 10! My list of top 10 resources on Instructional Design - basics and more : 1. These 'basics' are different for everyone. Learn by doing.

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The Best Feature in Articulate Studio 13

LearnDash

After a long wait, Articulate has finally released their latest installment of Articulate Studio. Somewhat unusual among software these days, Articulate opted to wait four years before their next version. As expected though, Articulate Studio ’13 looks pretty sleek. Most organizations that I have consulted care about reporting first, and design second.

Agile Instructional Design

B Online Learning

At the recent DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas, I attended a presentation on agile instructional design by Megan Torrance. During this presentation she discussed agile instructional design models such as SAM (Successive Approximation Model) and LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Methods Approach). I’m still new to the LLAMA model but Torrence describes it as: “The […].

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4 Tips for Building Successful Courses with Articulate Storyline

Voice of Clarity

Articulate Storyline’s popularity is surging, in large part because of its incredibly user-friendly interface and customizable features; in other words, you don’t need to be a code whiz to create and publish dynamic, interactive courses. Seasoned instructional designers know learners are more focused when the course structure is easily navigable and self-contained.

Custom Navigation: 3 Examples with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

discussed the capability of authoring tools, especially Articulate Storyline, to present a customised and engaging user interface that can both create a wow factor for the user and also maintain the benefits of rapid eLearning development.  I have put together three examples of a custom user [.]. In my post Custom Navigation: Set your imagination and your learners free! I discussed the

How to Choose Between Layers and States in Articulate Storyline

eLearning Brothers

Shawn is an Instructional Designer, Professional Trainer, and eLearning Consultant at the University of Pittsburgh. Layers and States are two of Articulate Storyline’s primary tools for building interactive content, but deciding how and when to use them can be tricky. What are States in Articulate Storyline? Guest post by Shawn Zuratovic. What CAN you do with Layers?

4 Things an Instructional Designer Should Do!

CommLab India

What does an instructional designer do? This is where an instructional designer’s role comes into play. Instructional Designers (IDs) design instructional material using abstract and specific tools. The other part is the physical tool such as the LMS and authoring tools used to create instructions for the learning material.

Facing 21st Century Instructional Design Challenges by Tom Kuhlmann

B Online Learning

Watch the opening address at iDesignX 2014 by Key Speaker, Tom Kuhlmann, VP Articulate Community. Understand how technology has changed the way courses are designed. Tom discusses how technology is changing the way we teach. What do we need to know and how do we keep up? Look for opportunities to craft great learning experiences. […].

Top Resources for Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

link] Articulate’s Online Community Lots of sharing of templates and ideas in the user community. link] Be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter: [link] Screenr Need design inspiration or how-to-tips for creating that really cool PowerPoint effect? So where do you send new practitioners for ideas and inspiration? Here’s a list I recently compiled for some new members on my team.

Articulate Storyline Unchained – Triggers, Variables and Conditions

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design levels of interactivity online learning rapid authoring tools rapid eLearning storyline I think we all agree, when developing eLearning for today’s widely diverse user groups, one of the key challenges is to make that content dynamic, engaging and full of user driven interactions. Without this the content comes across as tedious and dull and what’s worse, the message and key learning’s can be lost in a [.].

Instructional Designer Competencies

Learn and Lead

My article Death of the Instructional Designer sparked off some interesting debate and provided some good points. The poll also showed that most readers believe that instructional designers do add value to content development projects. Tom Crawford makes some interesting points in Is Instructional Design Dead. Articulate proposed approach to stakeholders.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative  blog posting about new instructional design. Katzman proclaims “a new world for the instructional designer,” with 3-ring binders kicked to the curb. ” Appealing? Realistic?

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative  blog posting about new instructional design. Katzman proclaims “a new world for the instructional designer,” with 3-ring binders kicked to the curb. ” Appealing? Realistic?

E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison

Raptivity

We have compared Raptivity, eLearning Brothers, Articulate Engage '13, Articulate Storyline 2 and Adobe Captivate 9 on various parameters that are vital to create, integrate and deploy eLearning interactions. We compiled this comparison after getting inputs from several Instructional Designers and eLearning course developers. Here is the detailed comparison for you.

Insider’s View of Articulate Studio

ATD Learning Technologies

In this Q&A podcast , Tim Slade discusses what separates Articulate Studio from the other authoring tools. According to Tim, one of the key advantages to Articulate Studio is that it’s been around for nearly a decade. Unlike Storyline (another Articulate authoring tool), Tim explains that Studio is more of a template-based tool.

5 Essential Qualifications to Look for in an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

When trying to find the perfect instructional designer for your project, be it contract work or a full-time employee, there are certain qualifications that you should ensure are on their resume (or at least implied given their previous work). In the past, employers often had a difficult time defining the roles for instructional designers. elearning instructional design

Use Elearning Templates for Better Instructional Design

LearnDash

Every business today is looking for speed and efficiency.  In a world where keeping costs down but quality up is the name of the game, it is just as important for instructional designers to do the same with their elearning. First, it’s best to just check on the Articulate website as they offer some free templates from user submission. instructional design

Getting a job as an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

You have to provide some proof of your capabilities and at the very least be able to point to a really kick ass portfolio of design treatments or even courses you’ve built (or collaborated on with someone else). If you really want to show your stuff, take one topic and create a few different designs out of it. well just write a design treatment or script. About what? Learn ‘em.

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4 Tricks for Achieving True Storyline Slide Mastery

eLearning Brothers

For those instructional designers and eLearning developers who have developed a good mastery of Storyline course creation, however, it’s much less time-consuming. There’s a lot you can do with Master Slides, but I thought I’d focus on four key things you should understand that can help you in your course design. This is a great time saver when designing a project.

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

The New Articulate Studio ’13. just finished reading an excellent book written by Dan Saffer titled  Microinteractions: Designing with Details. Today I want to list some of the microinteractions I really enjoy in the brand new Articulate Studio ’13. 1. The new Unified Player in Articulate Studio ’13 for Quizzes. 2. eLearning Articulate review Studio 1

What New Instructional Designers Need to Know About E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Are we doing enough to help new instructional designers produce the types of e-learning experiences that we want to see? trained as an instructional designer throughout the 2000s. I say “trained,” but it was more a case of, “Read this and learn.” Top 10 Instructional Design Skills. Core Instructional Design Skills Still Matter.

Make Your eLearning Personal

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design learner centric Master elearning Course storylineOpinions are often divided when asked if it is better to write in a formal rather than conversational style.

The One Thing Every Instructional Designer Must Do

LearnDash

One of the best pieces of advice I received in regards to my instructional design career was to never be afraid of hard numbers, and to go one step further – talk about your accomplishments in hard numbers. Why then, do most IDs put stuff like “created Articulate and Captivate template for elearning implementation” on their resumes? instructional design

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design. Accountability. Q: To what degree of accountability are designers held regarding whether students learn and perform better?  think I’m a better ID because I can work in both and take the best of both when I’m designing.