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Question Writing & Assessment Design

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Question-writing is an integral part of the instructional design process. Writing effective questions is both art and science. You may develop this art over a period of time through practice. However, a lack of understanding of the science can render your most sincere “artwork” ineffective.

Demystifying Cognitive Load Theory

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Cognitive load theory is credited to the work and research of John Sweller in the 1980s. In this article, I try and decode it to help Instructional Designers understand the concept and apply it when they design learning material.

Predictive Learning Analytics

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What is Predictive Analytics. You are seated in your car, and on your way to a meeting. You feed in the destination, and Google Maps gives you directions. You are midway when Google Maps sounds an alert – there has been an accident ahead, and this could lead to traffic jams on the route.

Learning Content Curation

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Understanding Curation. With the speed at which new buzzwords are added to the L & D lexicon, I am reminded of the nursery rhyme, Mary had a little lamb…. with Mary being technology and marketing, and the little lamb being the L & D community – that’s us – you and me.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Octalysis Framework: A Trainer’s Take

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Background. While researching on Games for teaching and learning, I stumbled upon an awesome framework, called the Octalysis Gamification Framework. I used it to understand Gamification in general, and specifically in the training context.

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Content Curation

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7 Frequently Asked Questions About Gamification

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Asymptote is an interesting concept in Algebra. It is a straight line that continually approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance. The learning field is something like that.

UX: Insights from Disneyland

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‘Rat’tled! Before we knew it, we were seated and strapped. Within a split second, we started moving at breakneck speed through a dark alley, over a wall, on to a rooftop, and then came hurtling down and dashing into a tall building until we stopped abruptly under a table.

Leaders are what they do; not what they say

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Overview. Just peruse a few Leadership Training programs and chances are that you will notice the following topics: Leadership Definition, Leadership Styles, Goal Setting, Performance Planning, and skills such as, Delegation, Negotiation, Time Management, Budgeting, Coaching and Communication.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Script writing for video tutorials

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Is the approach to scripting a video tutorial similar to how you script for traditional E-Learning courses? If not, how is it different? Let us see. Given below are two forms of writing for an online lesson on ID Reviews. How are the two different?

Collaborating With Subject Matter Experts

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Subject matter experts (SME) can either be Workplace SMEs or Academic SMEs. If the domain experts are Workplace SMEs, they will not understand pedagogy. If the domain experts are Academic SMEs, they will understand pedagogy, but may not be in touch with workplace requirements and problems.

Instructional Design for Subject Matter Experts

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The gradual transition towards a creative economy has led to a paradigm shift in the learning process. Learning systems need to be transformed everywhere; and not just in formal institutions, such as schools and colleges.

Gagne’s Events of Instruction

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According to Gagne, a learning unit (lesson/topic/module) should include nine learning events. The nine events are based on the manner in which our brain processes information. It is especially useful when you start off as an instructional designer.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Case Study, Scenario, Story: What’s the Difference?

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The term Case Study is often used loosely and interchangeably with the terms scenario and story-based learning. This often causes a lot of confusion. Some may argue “what’s in a name”, but others, especially those who diligently practice the craft of instructional design, will empathize with me.

Interfacing with Subject Matter Experts

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Introduction. The effectiveness of Technology-Based Training is dependent on two roles- the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Instructional Designer. If you are involved in producing Technology-Based Training, you are probably familiar with these roles.

The Three Essentials of Microlearning

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Microlearning. Learning Bytes. Learning Capsules……These terms have now become synonymous with ELearning. But are we getting it right? Do we really understand what it entails, and how to go about designing these?

Instructional Design for K-12 Textbooks

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Before designing any textbook, it is important to understand the principles for textbook design, and the National Curriculum Framework which serves as the foundation for textbooks used in schools. The audience for any textbook is the student and the teacher.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Learning Trends 2017

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Many organizations today are experiencing training fatigue. While their training calendars are full, they continue to adopt a linear, compartmentalized and push-driven approach to learning and performance planning.

Are You School Ready? Blended Learning in K-12 (BLINK©)

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ID Mentors recently concluded a two-part training program for the Senior Management of Bluebells International School, Kailash Colony, New Delhi.

Putting Design in Instructional Design

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What is design in Instructional Design? Is it in the in the outline of a learning program? Is it in the approach you adopt to render the program? Is it in the questions that you create to optimally challenge the learner? Yes, to all three!!

Ruth Clark’s Content Types for Designing Instruction

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One of the frameworks that I really find useful for designing instruction is Ruth Clark’s Content Types. In this article, I will explain why and how I find this useful. Typically, once the need analysis is complete, what Instructional Designers receive is the source material, or the raw content.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Boxer, Sprinter, Grandmaster…? What Avatar are you in the workplace?

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Gamification is the latest buzzword!! Or is it? Personally, I think it has always been around. I present my case with a sampling of evidence. You may be the referee, the umpire or whatever……. The Boxer: Starts the week with a Monday-morning huddle where he/she throws punches left, right and centre. I am told that a few punches at the start of the week helps to set the tone for the rest of the week, so no one dares to miss a deadline. The Sprinter: This one is only interested in work.

Gamification – What’s in a Name?

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It’s sacrilege, it seems. My son, who is pursuing his post graduation in Mathematics, gets angry when he hears the word gamification!! It seems people use this term to imply “game theory”, which is a highly abstract mathematical concept.

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

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Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released. cori-miller. Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:30

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D. cori-miller. Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:00

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Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

Focus on What’s Important for Learning

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My daughter is in kindergarten this year. It’s been so much fun to watch her process of learning to read and write. During their unit about animals, my daughter wrote some facts about fish. A fish moves with its tail and fin. Its covering is called scales. Fish do not have eyebrows.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

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What is your hourly rate as an instructional designer? How much do you make if you’re a full-time salaried employee? What about freelance or consultant rates? People frequently ask me these questions, and I always refer people to the same resources.

My Oprah Moment: ATD ICE 2019

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Oprah was the keynote speaker at the Association for Talent Development, International Conference and Expo (ATD ICE) this morning and she dropped the mic on all of us. I wish I could say that everyone got a car, but I guess that is not what the universe had in mind for me today.

What does an instructional designer do?

Experiencing eLearning

This post was originally published on May 26, 2007. It has become by far my most popular post. Even after all these years, people are trying to answer this question. In the coming months, I plan to update a number of “classic” posts like this one.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.