Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
In the last article , we discussed ID, ISD and the various models and frameworks associated with both. The article ended with an introduction to ADDIE framework of learning design. The five phases of ADDIE framework encompass the entire content development process, from discovery to delivery. ADDIE Framework. Proposed instructional strategies. Design Phase.
Webinar - The Art of Storyboarding
JUNE 9, 2015
Storyboard is like the blueprint of an eLearning course. Instructional designers and course creators mostly intend to create a good storyboard for their courses but something or the other hinders them. At times, some of them fear that the storyboard might make their course too linear. eLearning Instructional Design storyboard storyboarding webinar
Gaps in the ADDIE Instructional Design Model
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
I have often written in the past about the strengths of using an elearning model, such as ADDIE , for course design, development, and delivery. I still happen to believe that ADDIE (or derivatives of this framework) tend to capture the most under the instructional design umbrella, but that’s not to say there aren’t any flaws. Some Weaknesses.
‘Art of Storyboarding’ Webinar – Highlights
JULY 9, 2015
Team Raptivity recently hosted a successful webinar on ‘ The Art of Storyboarding ’ by Desiree Pinder - Executive Director/Founder of Artisan E-Learning. Desiree answered some fundamental questions on storyboarding, through this webinar, such as: what is a storyboard, why create one, and how to build and show content in a storyboard. Happy storyboarding!
Top Writing Mistakes in Storyboards
APRIL 15, 2014
Recently we asked our instructional designers and storyboard editors what mistakes they were finding (and constantly fixing) during storyboard edits. In our storyboards, we don’t ever use these abbreviations in narration (because it is more of a writing convention than a speaking convention). This term is used just before you give an example of something (e.g.,
MARCH 18, 2014
Job Title: Instructional Designer. Job Category: eLearning, software, instructional design, training, education. Digitec Interactive is looking for an Instructional Designer to work with our production team in Orlando, Florida. The candidate will report to a project manager and perform instructional design tasks, following the ISD process to design and write e-learning modules, courses, and game-based learning experiences. Write design strategy documents and script/storyboards. Status: Fulltime. Tweet This!
Top Instructional Design Tips
OCTOBER 20, 2015
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.
3 Signs Your Training Department is Instructional Design Deficient
MARCH 29, 2016
You immediately started developing an eLearning course–writing storyboards, creating graphics, testing navigation, programming buttons, configuring quizzes, the whole nine yards. I’ll tell you what happened: your training department was ID-deficient or instructional design-deficient. Instructional designers and eLearning developers know the importance of learning objectives.
Storyboarding, prototypes and e-learning design
Spark Your Interest
OCTOBER 11, 2011
This week they talked a bit about storyboarding. Kevin Thorn (aka learnnugget) was the guest and he said he is not a fan of showing any kind of graphic to client in the initial stages, as the client can become fixated with that element and derail the higher level instructional framework. He starts with the storyboard and maps it out. Have you heard of The Toolbar ? And beer.
Storyboarding for E-Learning: Challenges and Tips
JULY 20, 2012
The storyboard is a representation of content, visual design, interactivity, navigation, narration etc in soft copy form. For examples of storyboards, check out Connie Malamed’s blog. Storyboards are used by the instructional designer (ID) to: Gain agreement with the subject matter expert (SME) on the design approach of the e-learning course Provide instruction to the e-learning developer on [.]. Design Development
4 Excellent Examples of E-learning Courses
AUGUST 17, 2016
As an instructional designer, this could be your worst nightmare. Fully immersive and robust visual design. As a learning and design professional, how can you beat the short attention span of online learners? Great storyboarding and strong script. Eye-catching visuals, stylish design, and sophisticated animations. Instructionally sound.
Storyboarding, prototypes and e-learning design
Spark Your Interest
OCTOBER 11, 2011
This week they talked a bit about storyboarding. Kevin Thorn (aka learnnugget) was the guest and he said he is not a fan of showing any kind of graphic to client in the initial stages, as the client can become fixated with that element and derail the higher level instructional framework. He starts with the storyboard and maps it out. It made me think about my design process, more specifically marrying the graphic or visual design with the instructional flow. Once I have the concept, then I can decide storyboard or prototype or something else.
Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning
DECEMBER 12, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects. > The e-Learning community will very much appreciate if you donate your storyboard template !
10 “Super” Instructional Design Skills
JANUARY 12, 2014
If you ever wondered what it takes to be a successful instructional designer, then the inforgraphic below (originally detailed by SHIFT elearning ) is a good place to start. Generally speaking, a good instructional designer is someone who can take information and present in a way that effectively changes (or reinforces) a particular behavior or way of thinking.
Become an Expert in Instructional Design
AUGUST 18, 2014
Becoming an instructional designer doesn’t happen overnight. What are the stakes to be an instructional designer? An instructional designer must and always have a goal for this is where it will start. Let us look at the basic 4Ds of Instructional design. ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate.
Getting to know ADDIE. Part 3 - Development
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Having scoped out the target audience, settled on what knowledge the course aims to impart, and composed a plan during the Design stage, we are prepared to move on to Development - a key stage of the ADDIE process, though not the last one. The instructional designers will be using content authoring tools to bring the concepts and ideas laid out in the course plan to life.
Instructional Design for Responsive Projects in Captivate 8
MAY 28, 2014
Responsive projects in Captivate 8 offer the ability to design and publish responsive mobile projects in a way we haven’t seen in the past. In order to effectively design courses for this new capability, we may consider keeping a few things in mind further up-stream in the design process, starting with a mobile-first approach to course design and storyboarding.
Captivate 8 Custom Motion Effect Example
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
The original concept for this activity came from another instructional designer on a recent project where she wrote the storyboard and I did the Captivate development. I created a Captivate activity with a custom effect using motion and scaling to animate two cars driving away to the horizon. Each car moves depending on how you answer a series of questions.
ADDIE vs AGILE: How to set up a fast and effective eLearning production process
APRIL 21, 2016
The ADDIE model for eLearning. ADDIE has been around since the 1950s. ADDIE is an acronym made up of five words: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. In its purest form, each phase of ADDIE should be completed in turn with the outcomes fed into the next phase. Design. Pros of ADDIE. Cons of ADDIE. Analysis. Mobile?
So, you want to be an Instructional Designer?
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Our Senior Instructional Designer, Rhys Williams, gives us an insight into how someone becomes an instructional designer, and explains what the varied role entails… There’s a scene in the television sitcom Friends where Rachel and Monica are desperately trying to remember what Chandler – one of their best pals – does for a living. Well, I’ll tell you.
Top 10 Instructional Design Tips for Effective eLearning
DECEMBER 11, 2016
Instructional Design (ID) plays a crucial role in designing an engaging and effective e-learning course. The instructional designer employs ID strategies to create good e-learning courses that facilitate optimum knowledge transfer. This blog shares a few tips on instructional design to help improve your efforts of designing good e-learning courses.
Meet Instructional Designer Brandon Winston [Audio Interview]
The Learning Dispatch
AUGUST 4, 2016
Instructional designer Brandon Winston joined the Microassist curriculum development team in May 2016. In roughly three minutes, Brandon gives insight on what an instructional designer does and why he’s so passionate about the process of developing custom training. BRANDON: I have been hired as an instructional designer here with Microassist. VIVIAN: And what does an instructional designer do? BRANDON: Absolutely, and I think that’s actually one of the best parts of being an instructional designer. Interview transcript.
Learn How To Be An Instructional Designer
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Check out these awesome resources to learn more about becoming an Instructional Designer: Breaking into Instructional Design. Our friend Connie, the eLearning Coach, has a great eCourse for people who want to learn more about Instructional Design and Technology. In her eCourse she answers questions like: What type of work do Instructional Designers do? Do I need a degree to be an Instructional Designer? Making a great course starts with great instructional design. Storyboard That. Elearning Blueprint.
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. This model is broken up into 5 phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. AGILE- AGILE is the counter method to sequential processes like ADDIE. But you weren’t full.
eLearning Storyboards: How to Create A Clear Road Map Everyone Can Follow
DECEMBER 13, 2013
If you are designing the course, it’s your job to set up a clear road map that will help your reviewers stay with you for the entire trip. You need to create documents such as storyboards to guide your journey. The storyboard document is the best way to lay out the details of an eLearning course. It’s the time of year when many of us make travel plans with family or friends.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. See Lou?
Why We Integrate Our Instructional Design and Product Design Teams
MAY 23, 2016
In most cases (and especially for in-house instructional design situations) the instructional design and product design and development teams operate side-by-side. At eLearning Mind, we’ve rethought the way that our ID and multimedia design departments work together, and we realized that these teams are interdependent and collaborating over a wall isn’t the most effective way to get the most out of each. Reason #1: Learner-Centered Design. Each is stored neatly in its box, and any collaboration happens in an “over the wall” type of interaction.
An eLearning Design Checklist with Development in Mind
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Time to get proactive with eLearning Design! Here is a comprehensive checklist of things you should be thinking through and documenting for each page of your course design. If you need a storyboard template, download our Free Instructional Design Storyboard Template ! Visual Design Elements. If so, how will you account for that in the design?
5 Killer Examples: How To Use Microlearning-Based Training Effectively
APRIL 26, 2016
Here are 5 great examples of using microlearning-based training effectively. In this article, I will share 5 examples that will highlight how you can use microlearning-based training. These examples feature innovative learning strategies (videos, scenarios, white-board animation, and kinetic text). 5 Killer Examples Of Using Microlearning-Based Training. Background.
Define and Develop
APRIL 13, 2016
At CourseArc we have created hundreds of engaging online modules for our clients and in this process we have found that many K-12 organizations, universities, and corporate training departments have few to no resources with formal training in instructional design. Learn more about instructional design and eLearning with our fourth module, titled Define and Develop.
The Instructional Design Review: Questions to Ask
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
This week let’s look at the Instructional Design Review. This is why we always check the instructional design. Ideally, though, you would have a separate team member with instructional design knowledge review the course. Unless we have a project where we have chosen to take a rapid development approach and skip the storyboard, we do the Instructional Design review (and Content Review, as well) in the “paper” phase of our reviews. For example, are difficult concepts broken down properly? The correct post is below.
Practical Storyboarding – Not Just for Developers
JANUARY 4, 2011
We designers work in the world of business needs as well as learner instructional needs. Pulling these two diverse needs together into one excellent eLearning product is a challenge we face with every design. For example: Suppose the specifications state that you must incorporate the company’s visual branding standards into a lesson? Ensuring that content points and specifications are cared for within the lesson’s design can be challenging, but it need not be daunting. Here are some other design uses for storyboarding: --1-- Outline your page flow.
Storyboard Templates and Resources
JUNE 29, 2009
For the last week I have been in storyboard mode for a large course I am creating. Since grad school I have been using the same format for storyboards, when I do use them. Some projects benefit from use of storyboards, some do not, but that is another post. The storyboard I use is a very simple, but flexible format that we used in my school's ISD program.
Using a screen type index to create balanced storyboards
Good To Great
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
The way I do this is to create what I call a ‘screen type index’ I put this at the start of every storyboard I write to give me that at-a-glance big picture information. This is what it looks like: It’s nothing more complex than a table summarising the storyboard – it pretty much speaks for itself. Of course, like any patchwork, there’s no perfect design.