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Instructional Design is Not Dead!

Learning Rebels

Despite rumors to the contrary, Instructional Design is not dead. . You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer. The role of the instructional designer has never been more alive and exciting. ” First – rude. . Be Steve!

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

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? I’d venture to say that no two instructional designers start their career in the same way, but that’s OK!

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields. William Horton’s e-Learning by Design is Nahla Anwer Aly’s favorite book in the field.

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. In Articulate Storyline this is achieved […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design storyline

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.

Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design

B Online Learning

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

Simple Articulate Storyline Tips to Save Time

B Online Learning

I haven’t been working with Articulate Storyline for all that long, and most things I’ve picked up have been self-taught, so I thought I’d share a few of those little tips that have truly saved my life (well, a lot of time anyway) so to speak! Working for an eLearning development business, we are often […].

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

B Online Learning

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

Designing Scenario Based Learning with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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

Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction

Rapid eLearning

This instructional design tip focuses on how to simplify and chunk content in complex training courses. Essentially, instructional design is about crafting a viable learning experience. Instructional Design Tip: Break Your Content into Chunks. Instructional Design Tip: Get to Know Your Learners. Instructional Design Tip: Learning Journals.

Custom Navigation: 3 Examples with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

I 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. In my post Custom Navigation: Set your imagination and your learners free! I have put together three examples of a custom user [.].

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.

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?

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. […].

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 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 [.].

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.

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.

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. I 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. I 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?

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.

3 Articulate Storyline E-learning Samples

CommLab India

Articulate Storyline 2 is a versatile rapid authoring tool which has been the go-to solution for e-learning developers. This eliminates the need to have prior experience in using the software, especially for instructional designers. Articulate Storyline has a set of interactive templates that can be used to create interactive slides. Design effective assessments.

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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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.

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

mLearning Revolution

The New Articulate Studio ’13. I 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. The new Unified Player in Articulate Studio ’13 for Quizzes. Microinteractions in Articulate Replay.

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? I trained as an instructional designer throughout the 2000s. Top 10 Instructional Design Skills. I have been fortunate to mentor quite a few new instructional designers over the past decade, and the same challenges come up.

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. So though I know it’s impossible to generalize, are you able to speak to what kind of value there is placed on creativity as a designer, both in higher education, and in working with companies or organizations? CC-By.

4 Popular Instructional Design Models [Infographic]

CommLab India

An instructional design model is a framework to develop instructional materials. An instructional design model is a set of guidelines that help instructional designers approach, structure, and design a course based on sound instructional design principles. Many instructional design models have emerged over the years.