The State of Instructional Design
MARCH 4, 2015
This is where the discipline of instructional design comes in. At that point in the conversation, I flashed back to a single anonymous comment made in response to a presentation I delivered at a conference a few years ago about a formal/social learning experiment I’d run: “I thought you were going to present a whole system of social learning.” ” 2.
Why Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar with Flash
JANUARY 18, 2011
by Donna Bryant Why should we instructional designers become familiar with development programs such as Flash? After all, most development is not done by writers or designers--it is usually done by technical developers. Helps you to know what is possible to do with the program so that you are inspired as you write and design content. If you're not able to actually take a Flash class, you can still learn enough from online resources to educate yourself. Collected Flash Tutorials - Flash tutorials, covering various topics.
When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?
Dawn of Learning
APRIL 13, 2012
It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. In light of this, a waterfall ADDIE process that cranks out a monolithic elearning courses doesn’t work anymore. The role of an instructional designer needs to evolve to learning experience designer; someone that facilitates learning and collaboration rather than dictating it. Skeptics need look no further than Flash!
Questions about Instructional Design Careers
JANUARY 16, 2013
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? Most Flash e-learning now is done with rapid tools anyway. CC-By. Your Questions.
Should I Convert or Update My Flash Course?
DECEMBER 8, 2015
The verdict is in, and it looks like HTML5 has officially dethroned Flash as development language of choice. Unfortunately, if you developed your eLearning in Flash, that can leave much of your current courseware and eLearning modules out of date and incompatible with many of your learners’ devices. The post Should I Convert or Update My Flash Course?
Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5
MARCH 31, 2016
The best instructional designers know that they have to create their training courses in ways that attract and engage learners, making them pull the information and ultimately beg for more. The last few years had witnessed a strong debate over the two technologies that make possible the embedding of multimedia content files in a web page: Flash and HTML5. Apples, aka Flash. Flash is a mature technology that runs well on all browsers, including older versions of Internet Explorer, which some businesses still use. Now let's go back a little to the embed part.
2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions
DECEMBER 23, 2015
Crowd Sourcing Instructional Design: People are doing it for user-testing and SEO, so why not ISD? Mobile learning was once a huge challenge in online learning because our industry was strongly committed to Flash, especially for SCORM packages. This year, we are placing our annual (and very popular) learning technology predictions on the the hype cycle. eventually.
PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Here are a few points to consider before making a choice for your association: “Is the eLearning well-designed?”. Regardless of whether you use PPT or Prezi, content and design are key. Both programs are designed as presentation tools, so either one should be able to fill that role. I’ve already written about how to create eLearning using PPT, so I won’t re-visit that here.
Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09
NOVEMBER 24, 2009
If you know me, you’ll know my topic was right up my alley: “Instructional Design: You Do What for a Living?” asked people to introduce themselves and tell their stories – how they each got into instructional design. We all agreed that no one set out in their early days with the grand vision of becoming an instructional designer. Make it relevant.
Templates – To Use or Not to Use?
JUNE 26, 2013
eLearning eLearning Software Flash Instructional Design mLearning raptivity Templates can be very helpful in providing the structure of online learning activities; however some templates can limit creativity and make presentations become very cookie-cutter and boring. Templates can also allow for the rapid creation of learning activities which enable [.].
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. Lots of steps?
6 Tips To Convert eLearning Courses From Flash To HTML5
JANUARY 26, 2016
The trouble is that most tablets and phones don’t support Flash, which makes Flash-based eLearning content virtually obsolete. In this article, I’ll share 6 tips to help you convert your eLearning course from Flash to HMTL5 to optimize the mobile learning experience of your audience. Converting eLearning Courses From Flash To HTML5: 6 Tips For eLearning Professionals.
Are instructional designers doormats?
AUGUST 23, 2011
For example, I was once asked to write a super-whiz-bang Flash course on how to use a client’s internal software. Get a random instructional design idea. Instructional design needs analysis performance support strategyIf your client said, “Please create a course about our impossibly complex process,” what would you say? A. “Hmmm. Nothing.
Instructional Design Orthodoxy
Dawn of Learning
APRIL 27, 2012
I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. The idea that you might allow scrolling was to many an Instruction Designer taboo. This constraint created some “interesting” design choices and some very boring page-turner content and some clever ways of cramming a lot of content into the single non-scrolling frame. Instructional Design
Winning Features of an LMS: Diary of an Instructional Designer
OCTOBER 13, 2014
It’s the first page from a diary of an instructional designer! If it isn’t the sky in literal sense, it’s the overwhelming choices with differentiated specifications, all for one task: instruction design. Each time we try to satisfy the client, they come up with one “small” request in the middle of the instruction design process. The sky falls.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
MAY 6, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Me: Im an instructional designer. Posted by Cammy Bean at 5:40 AM Labels: instructional design 28comments: Robert Kennedy said. find the role of IT trainer works best for me, as my actual role title Systems Learning and Development Designer is a bit of a problem, particularly on forms!
Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 4 – Implementation
SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
Downloading and installing the necessary software and/or plugins (Java Virtual Machine, Flash, etc). Keep in mind that implementation is a key stage of the ADDIE process, because it is during this stage the information contained in the course you created is transferred to the target audience. ADDIE instructional design elearning methodologyPreparing the learners.
Migration From Flash To HTML5 – Warning: You May Be Losing Money
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
If you are reading this, you have decided to adopt mLearning or mobile learning and are evaluating an efficient way to migrate your legacy Flash content to HTML5. However, there are several issues that you must be aware of as you move forward with migration from Flash to HTML5. How To Make A Successful Migration From Flash To HTML5. In this article, I will outline what aspects you should watch out for and how the measures recommended here will help you in making a successful migration from Flash to HTML5. The need. The solution. Let me elaborate this further.
FOOL-PROOF Formula For Successful Instructional Design
APRIL 26, 2012
flash animation), and then finally let them try it for themselves. Training designed to be more “free flowing” can still benefit, but certain components may need to be adapted. elearning instructional designDespite the various forms of eLearning development, there is a proven strategy that will go a long way in increasing the effectiveness of your eLearning. Tweet.
Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 1 – Analysis
AUGUST 17, 2015
In a nutshell, ADDIE is an acronym where every letter corresponds to. one of the model’s main phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. The ADDIE methodology was developed in. This popularity is owed to the fact that ADDIE is simple to use, flexible, and versatile. benefit of ADDIE is that it is cyclical; that is, it enables you to.
What is the state of Instructional Design/ers in India?
The Writers Gateway
MAY 23, 2011
This month is better and I have been catching up with some of my friends and fellow Instructional Designers. A short discussion with my fellow Instructional Designers on the state of Instructional Design/Instructional Designers in India prompted me to write this post. What is the actual state of Instructional Design and Instructional Designers in India today – This is something I guess all of us in India want to know!! Flash based e-learning exists but is getting stagnant. Must know HTML, CSS.
Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts
APRIL 21, 2010
Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer? Hey You Rapid e-Learning Peeps, Slooow Down & Take a Little Drive on ISD Side of Town. How to Create a Visual Design for Your E-Learning Scenario. What Everyone Ought to Know About Designing an E-learning Course. Naturally I do a lot of sifting around Rapid eLearning.
Getting Started with Instructional Design
Learn and Lead
SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
Lately I’ve been asked by a few people on how to get started with a career in instructional design and elearning. Here are some of the questions I received: Could someone suggest that how to start my career in Instructional Systems Design field? I'm interested in joining the field of Instructional Design. Getting Started So what does it really take to be an instructional designer? What is instructional design anyway? Start with her first post in the series – What does an Instructional Designer do?
DECLARE - Instructional Design for Everyone
Developer on Duty
AUGUST 13, 2012
I had been teaching 2D Animation (Flash) for about seven years, and the final semester projects always required each student building a small multimedia lesson to teach something. Their final projects were basic online courses built all in Flash. As the semesters went by, the projects got better technically, but were missing instructional elements. Instructional Design
Enspire Wins Silver!
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
MasterCard EDGE is designed for all MasterCard employees – people with a wide variety of experience in different sectors of the organization. At the same time, jettisoning a Flash or shrinkwrapped software approach facilitated a completely custom approach, with contemporary media and technical implementation. EDGE also won the Award of Excellence from Diversity Journal in August.
JUNE 23, 2010
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"
APRIL 26, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 26, 2007 Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer" I dont have a masters degree in instructional design or education. My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. talked to the users, translated their needs into requirements, translated that to the techies, worked up flow charts, designed screens, etc.
7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures
JUNE 14, 2016
Be careful with Flash – you may get in real trouble on Apple gadgets. Camtasia Resources Developer Resources eLearning Featured Instructional Design Resources ResourcesCreate engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Never been easier – if you use the right approach and technology. Creating video lectures these days is a piece of cake. Audio tips.
Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5
AUGUST 17, 2010
The current debate between Flash and HTML5 rests largely on multi-media features. If a media and interactivity rich training course is the need of the day then Flash is a comfortable choice today. With over 97% of market share (Source: [link] ), plug-in required for viewing Flash-developed content is already present on almost all PCs and laptops. will too.
Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning
JUNE 13, 2015
“ Education is doing exactly what it was designed for…it’s doing great things for an economic model that doesn’t exist anymore. “ A long time ago, there was no such thing as school, and children spent their days learning a trade, a phrase which here means “standing around doing tedious tasks under the instruction of a bossy adult.”
eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process
MARCH 24, 2010
He opines ISD or ADDIE are flawed waterfall process models that assume each stage output to be complete and perfect –impossible with eLearning. Related posts: eLearning Development: Useful Firefox add-ons Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development? Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live.
eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
From an instructional perspective, they use knowledge checks, scenarios, branched narratives and gamification. In effect, elearning modules have matured through their heady ‘Flash driven teenage days’ and are in the prime of their life… which makes their inevitable demise even more tragic. From there we’d seek out summaries, tips or even short instructional videos.
How to Insert an HTML5 Interaction into Storyline 2
JULY 28, 2016
Thanks in part to the HTML5 is quickly replacing Flash as the de facto standard for video and rich media web content, it is important that eLearning developers understand how to incorporate it into their courses. Articulate Storyline Resources Developer Resources eLearning Featured Instructional Design Resources Interaction Builder Products/Services ResourcesThat’s it.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update
JANUARY 3, 2008
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, January 03, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update Over 50 instructional designers have now responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? About 27% of instructional designers have an advanced degree in ID.