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Pokémon Go: 3 Lessons for Instructional Designers

Allen Interactions

By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. Instructional Design MMM (Meaningful - Memorable - Motivational) Learner MotivationSurely you’ve heard the news stories. Pokémon Go players lured to robberies or stepping blindly into traffic. On Facebook, I read a friend’s post describing how her car was rear-ended at a stoplight. Yes, the driver was playing Pokémon Go.

Lessons on Instructional Design from…my Dog

Allen Interactions

By Carly Yuenger, Senior Instructional Designer. For the last two-and-a-half years, I’ve been the primary trainer to my dog, but for some reason, my mind has kept this task separate from my daylighting work as an instructional designer. Most days, I’d venture to say that I’m a better instructional designer than dog trainer, so the reason may be simple ego-protection.

eLearning Lessons from the 80s

eLearning Brothers

This blast from the past has reminded me of all the lessons we learned from that crazy decade. discerning eLearning professional who was around for the ’80s has learned some valuable lessons from that era, and those of us who wish to succeed in this business would do well to remember these enduring teachings from the past. What lessons did you learn from the 1980s?

Five Lessons We Can Learn from Millennials About e-Learning

Allen Interactions

By Sloane Bâby, Instructional Writer. Learning Blogs Sloane Bâby Millennials

Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Social Learning

What I didn’t realize was how well my theatre training would serve me in the world of consulting and instructional design for corporate training projects. I’d like to share a few of those lessons with you here. Lesson 1 – Active Listening. So how does active listening relate to instructional design? Lesson 2 – Don’t leave any fingerprints.

Read These Instructional Design Articles


While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write. If you are an instructional designer then reading someone’s blog post or publication may give you ideas on techniques to use. Instructional Design Articles You Should Read. instructional design

5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content


Netflix can teach learning professionals a number of important lessons on how to capture their learner’s attention. Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content: 1. Lesson for Learning Professionals: Don’t tell your learners when and where to learn. Lesson for Learning Professionals: Leave your learners wanting more! On-demand content. Make it Real.

5 Content Troubleshooting Tips for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Do you ever feel stuck as Instructional Designers with content you can’t work with? Characters who present viewpoints, mistakes, or instructional information via their experience or advice. As Instructional Designers, what common design problems do you run into that you’ve finally found a solve for? Do you feel uninspired as to how to make something active? Still no ideas?

Improve your lessons: 3 ways to make them more effective

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to improve your classroom lessons or training? They will make your lessons and courses more effective and more fun, and any teacher, trainer or coach can do it. How to improve your lessons: Flip, repeat and automate. If you ‘ flip your classroom ‘ you reverse the lecture and homework elements of a lesson: do the lecture at home and do homework at school.

A Lesson Plan for eLearning

Coffee and Design

Lesson Plan for eLearning. Kelly may be in the early stages of his work, but he has already learned some important lessons. All 100 people were engaged in a lesson with a live instructor at the same time. ” eLearning Online Instruction online learning Check it out. Dave Hallmon (@DaveHallmon) May 29, 2014. Small is beautiful. ” Blends are powerful.

Lessons by Instructional Designers for Instructional Designers

SHIFT eLearning

However, you cannot get anywhere without your creativity, designing skills, and knowledge of instructional design theories. Instructional designers have indeed a multifaceted role. Instructional & Graphic DesignToday it seems that designers think having an authoring tool and good content is enough for a great interactive course.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


Have we done enough investigation to truly understand curation, before we declare it the future of the instructional designer? Publishers and authors curated and organized content into books, and teachers organized the content of those books into lessons. Curation is not new, in fact, I would argue that curation has been always been part of the instructional design process.

Rules and Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

Another set of rules exist in an instructional game and those rules are the Instructional Rules , not mentioned in the game literature but absolutely required rules for gamification of learning and instruction. This was a conscious choice to reinforce the instructional rule that lower inventory was desirable. At its simplest form, a game is just a set of defined rules.

What is Instructional Design?

CommLab India

When discussing e-learning, a term that often comes up is instructional design. Now what is instructional design? It is like lesson planning, but more comprehensive. To put it in simple terms, creating instructional materials constitutes instructional design. Instructional Design and E-learning. eLearning Design Instructional design

5 Tech Tools to Invigorate Every Lesson

DigitalChalk eLearning

However, it should never replace a lesson. enhance the instruction, adding elements and features that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Unfortunately, not every tech tool is as valuable as the next; some are better at invigorating a lesson than others. Bring YouTube into the classroom to make a subject more fun with short clips that supplement the instruction. YouTube.

Improve your lessons: 3 ways to make them more effective

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to improve your classroom lessons or training? They will make your lessons and courses more effective and more fun, and any teacher, trainer or coach can do it. How to improve your lessons: Flip, repeat and automate. If you ‘ flip your classroom ‘ you reverse the lecture and homework elements of a lesson: do the lecture at home and do homework at school.

ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

The idea…to allow participants to experience games and to derive lessons from the development of other games. Videos All Instructional Game Designers Need to Watch. Lesson Learned. Lessons Learned. had a great time at the ASTD ICE Conference which recently concluded in Dallas Texas. Play to Learn Workshop. to Forbidden Island to The Knowledge Guru. Not even close.


L&D lessons from learning games research

Sponge UK

Throughout the report Hays confirms that having instructional design input into a game is critical to making it successful. Games can be of instructional value if they are well designed and targeted to meet specific instructional objectives.” – Robert T. The post L&D lessons from learning games research appeared first on Sponge UK.

Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning

Origin Learning

In 1985, American educational psychologist Robert Gagne created a nine-step process of instructional design which can guide the process of learning. The process is called ‘The Events of Instruction’ where in each event has a definite purpose of supporting learning and leads to definite outcomes. Gaining attention is inevitable for a course to take off successfully. DON’Ts. DON’Ts.

Voice Lessons for the Instructional Designer by Walter Murphy

Learning Solutions Magazine

an instructional designer make self-directed eLearning more personable. Design Strategies Getting Started Instructional Design Training Strategies Learners prefer facilitated training—the personal touch. Adopting a persona when writing content can help. Create a persona whose voice. your learners will respond to, whether as colleague or as guide!

4 Instructional Design Best Practices You Can’t Live Without

eLearning Brothers

Instructional design is truly an art form. There’s nothing more annoying than an instructor who gets a sick sort of thrill from surprising their learners with out-of-the-blue questions that they conspicuously neglected to include in the original lesson. This will dictate every other choice you make in the instructional design. What are your instructional design best practices? The post 4 Instructional Design Best Practices You Can’t Live Without appeared first on eLearning Brothers. eLearning Featured Instructional Design Resources

6 eLearning lessons from Game of Thrones


While everyone tries to overcome the shock from the fifth season’s finale ( no spoilers here ), we thought it would be a fun summer post to write about Game of Thrones’s (GoT) lessons as they apply to eLearning. The post 6 eLearning lessons from Game of Thrones appeared first on TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS. If you wonder how an epic story set in a magical medieval kingdom has any relevance to eLearning, you’re overlooking two things. First, wisdom is wisdom, and the older and more dramatically it is conveyed, the better.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

You’re tasked with outlining an eLearning lesson. You’ve analyzed your content and audience, and you have a clear understanding of what learners need to be able to do by the end of the lesson. But how do you avoid designing a lesson that’s little more than a basic info dump? handful of instructional design models offer formulas for assembling training in a way that captures learners’ attention, conveys content, and provides learners with an opportunity to practice and receive feedback on new skills. Tags: Instructional Design Gagne eLearning By Shelley A.

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works


Back in 1965, Robert Gagne detailed a nine-step instructional process that many teachers, trainers, and instructional designers still use today when creating their learning events. Assess Performance – After ample practice has been given, test the learners to determine if the lesson has indeed been learned. 9. instructional design training

Does #Gamification Have Advantages Over Traditionally Designed Instruction?

Kapp Notes

Elements that when applied to instruction raises the level of learner engagement, focus and performance and that’s all documented in the literature regarding learning. Remember, it’s not that classroom instruction or e-learning courses can’t have these elements, it’s that typically they don’t. Games

The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations

Learning Cafe

From an instructional design point of view, 3D learning environments are rich and possibilities immense. These slides   provide  few 3D Learning archetypes and should be of interest to Instructional Designers). Effective Learning 3D Learning Learning Lessons Learned Simulations Virtual LearningBut that’s where it stopped.

6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

Bottom-Line Performance

His most recent book, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook has more how-to guides within it.). Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned. This lesson is a critical one. In my session:  I will give  Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Game Design   on Wednesday, January 22nd from 1:15 – 2:15 pm. You cannot do this with a game.

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4 Ways to Jump Start an eLearning Lesson

Integrated Learnings

Gable. I’ve heard learners criticize eLearning lessons that have too much “extra” stuff at the beginning. Think about all the material that some lessons place before the actual content: title slide, copyright and/or confidentiality statements, navigation instructions, learning objectives, etc. Next time you create an eLearning lesson, consider placing meaningful content immediately after (or maybe even before) the title slide. What techniques do you use to connect learners to content as promptly as possible in an eLearning lesson? By Shelley A.

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better


His pioneering work in instructional design led to a systematic approach to learning that we know today as Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction. This famed nine-step process can be adapted to help instructional designers and trainers in all fields create highly-effective courses in any topic. Gain Learners’ Attention. Inform Learners of Objectives. Conclusion.

How to Overcome a Learning Disaster

CLO Magazine

Irfani learned several lessons from her pilot: Apply some design thinking. Waite learned several lessons from her risky development venture: Collect data. tremendous lesson came for Suffolk Construction Director of Curriculum Design and Development Joshua Gilliam at a previous employer where he was in a similar role. Be prepared to fail, or come close to it. Navigating Mishaps.

Creating Big Lessons By Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. Instead of pontificating on large data, eLearning methodology selects only a micro-lesson which can be plucked from the whole knowledge source. Selecting a small data or a micro-lesson is indeed an effective way to bring lessons across in an eLearning environment. compared these micro-lessons to kernels.

Precision Could Kill your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

ray jimenez scenario-based critical thinking scenarios vignettes narrative storytelling content development Interactivity stories instructional design conversations eLearningOur belief: At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. The emphasis is getting learners involved in the story and not just telling the learners the story. I'm currently a Ph.D.

Do Your Learners Value or Throw Away Your Lesson References?

Vignettes Learning

Since the goal of the must-learn lesson is to make it short, succinct and focused, inserting the must-learn support references may interrupt the succinctness of the must-learn lesson. An illustration Topic - Toxic Waste Drum Labeling Must-Learn Lesson: John says: "I'm confused. References Case Study- Reducing eLearning Cost to 50% by Using Must-Learn Lessons and Micro-Learning.

5 Lessons for Designing Engaging E-Learning Interactions…From Project Runway

ATD Learning Technologies

Although I am firmly convinced that sketching is far and away the best method for coming up with ideas for new engaging interactions, the tradition of detailed storyboarding as the design “tool of choice” for instruction is so deeply entrenched in our field. First, I want to emphasize how important it is for us to embrace the DESIGN aspect of instructional design.