A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

A 2015 research by ATD , titled ‘Instructional Design Now’, which is based on a survey of 1,120 instructional designers provides a current snapshot of ID in organizations and the challenges that they typically face. Instructional Design has come a long way.

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

2000′s – HD-DVD shows up, so does Blu-Ray. Flashback. VHS VCR comes home – literally if you bought one. Beta is better, but VHS wins. Beta player owners realize the game is up – and decide to cryogenically freeze players until the masses realize what they are missing.

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LMS dot.com 3.0?

eLearning 24-7

Out in 2000. Boo.com (fashion apparel), 135M in funding, out of biz in 2000. . This is because any vendor/platform/system could provide micro-learning since the start of the LMS space in the late 90’s. I told them, vendors were offering this in 2000.

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Online Learning and Self-Determination Theory

B Online Learning

Motivation is the energising force that initiates and sustains behaviour and is valuable because it produces results (Ryan and Deci, 2000). Provide more than one way to reach the end goal. Provide constant feedback and support (before, during and after).

Microlearning: What is it? And What Benefits does it Offer?


With the average attention span in North America dropping from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2015 , the demand for shorter, more engaging training is higher than ever! What are the benefits that Microlearning can provide?

14 Cool ELearning Facts


The elearning market has grown by 900% since the year 2000. Sources: Provided by TalentLMS. It seems that every day there is a new list of new elearning facts and stats. Well, consider this short post just that!

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Performance Learning Productivity

1] 70% (Tough, 1971, 1979); 70% (Bruce, Aring, and Brand, 1998); 62% (Zemke, 1985 and Verespej, 1998); 70% (Vader, 1998); 85-90% (Raybold, 2000); 70% (Dobbs, 2000); 75% (Lloyd, 2000) Despite all the points made above about avoiding focus on the numbers, there is a general pattern here.

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70:20:10 Primer

Performance Learning Productivity

It provides detailed guidance, lots of checklists, tools and process support resources as well as insightful contributions from leading experts. I have often been asked to explain the fundamentals of 70:20:10 as a strategic framework quickly and simply.

Converting Traditional Multiple Choice Questions to Scenario-Based Questions

Experiencing eLearning

Converting these questions to scenario-based questions can increase the level of difficulty, measure higher level thought, and provide relevant context. Let’s say you’re creating training for managers on how to provide reasonable accommodations for employees.

Simulations in e-Learning: The power of experiential learning


Source: William Horton, 2000). This provides the opportunity to understand complex processes or concepts with ample room for ‘doing’. With evolving technologies, the need for high-end e-learning is also on a continuous rise.

“Training for Good”

Spark Your Interest

Some examples do exist: I was pleased to read this article that highlights how a coding school is providing their students with the ability to apply real world learning to projects that need web design.

What is the xAPI Standard and Why is it the Future of Learning Technology?


In 2000, Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) entered the picture and standardized the way a Learning Management System read and presented learning content. Both SCORM and xAPI built off the framework AICC provided.

Learning Experience Platform – WRONG

eLearning 24-7

Because, I asked others in the L&D space what a learning experience platform meant to them, and each one had no specific response to provide. None of them look like something from the late 90’s or even mid 2000’s. As a whole though, LEPs provide you with a wealth, err extensive list of content providers, some are free (i.e. However, taking the courses/content from a third party provider (when fee based), usually occurs on the 3rd party vendor site.

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

But, here it is: The divide between the e-learning ‘have’ and ‘have not’ is widening: Australian organisations who started in the early 2000′s tend to have a mature e-learning strategy, mature e-learning operations and the Chief Executive on side.

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The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

But, here it is: The divide between the e-learning ‘have’ and ‘have not’ is widening: Australian organisations who started in the early 2000′s tend to have a mature e-learning strategy, mature e-learning operations and the Chief Executive on side.

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Gamification 101 – The Basics


Gamification is the use of game elements in any context that is non-game related, usually by providing rewards and by fostering user interaction with the learning material.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006). 2000) Informal Workplace Learning. 2000) Simple Moments of Learning.

How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

Your Training Edge

On one hand, it is becoming ever more necessary for companies to provide training, especially for recent college graduates: according to a Gallup survey , only 11% of business leaders believe that college graduates are adequately prepared to succeed in the workplace.

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Consequently, there is a gradual shift from just shrinking down web pages to render on the mobile screen, to providing bite sized learning ‘nuggets’.

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Online Learning and Higher Education: A Sleeping Giant Awakens

Absorb LMS

Shortly after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, sending the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange plummeting, I interviewed a director of learning and development at one of the major semiconductor companies.

Is Online Learning the Solution to the Employee Engagement Problem?


In fact, the infographic mentioned above stated, “70 percent of Forbes Global 2000 companies will use gamification to boost engagement, retention, and revenues.” With exposure to modern day communication methods and having been accustomed to communicating with people anytime and from anywhere, flexibility at work is something that employees expect companies to provide them with, Kingl says. . Employee engagement is a riddle no company has solved yet.

5-Steps for Creating Effective Employee Training


The 5-step process below, originally identified by performance improvement company EJ4 , provides a viable path for the trianing development process. Remember, these process steps are meant to provide you with the framework for your particular situation. Identify the Problem – Before you create any training, you need to identify the problem you are trying to solve, and then provide an acceptable definition.

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

As a matter of fact, in a comprehensive review of learning style inventories, Coffield, Moseley, Hall, and Eccleston (2004) examined a whopping 71 learning style models and provided detailed analysis of 13 major models. 2000).

John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Learnnovators: Trivantis’ Lectora is used by Global 2000 companies in more than 125 countries today… truly a phenomenal achievement. Learnnovators: You were the first to provide the world’s largest template library free of cost to the learning community in collaboration with eLearning Brothers. The ability to quickly reference material and get to the information you need when it’s needed is provided by the interactivity available in Lectora.

Instructional Design and Rapid Prototyping: Rising from the Ashes of ADDIE

Dashe & Thomson

ADDIE’s linear perspective provides a structured step-by step instructional design process. With Rapid Prototyping, the steps are crunched together to reduce the amount of time needed to develop training or a product (Jones & Richey, 2000). It allows the stakeholders, subject matter experts, and end users to provide early feedback. Rapid prototyping methodology in action: (2000).


A brief history of elearning (infographic)


Long before the internet was launched, distance courses were being offered to provide students with education on particular subjects or skills. In the 2000′s, businesses began using elearning to train their employees.

Spaced Retrieval, Retrieval Practice, and Knowledge Guru: What Research Tells Us

Knowledge Guru

Retrieval Practice alone can provide improved recall performance by as much as 10-20%. [2] Spaced Retrieval involves providing students with quiz or course content spaced over time and it, too, is among the most robust findings in educational psychology research. [4]

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. Moreover, providing MOOCs on mobile devices further augments interaction and networking thus increasing the participation level.

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Virtual Classrooms: More Than a Trend


For instance, a study by Innosight Institute has shown that in the year 2000 there were roughly 45,000 K-12 education programs indicating that their students engaged in some form of elearning.

Custom LMS Sign-Up Forms are a Must


Most learning management system providers today boast a barrage of features designed to help you create a really impact the learning experience when someone takes your courses. I could write a 2000 words on the amount of features out there.

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4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional

SHIFT eLearning

Jackson, Stratford, Krajcik, & Soloway, 2000; Quintana et al., 2000 further explained that l earner-centered design " considers learning while doing; it supports learners in the ways of using the software and throughout the use of it.

Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

It’s much easier than say going directly to the content provider, buying it from them and then having them talk to your LMS vendor to put it in for you (which, honestly you should do, because it will save you money). First off, there are vendors out there who pitch they are an LMS when in reality they are a courseware provider that has some type of learning platform. Secondly, there are courseware providers who are all about the courses.

OpenSesame Releases Free Flu Prevention Online Training Course


OpenSesame is the trusted provider of on-demand elearning courses for the enterprise. Serving Global 2000 companies, OpenSesame delivers the most flexible buying plans in the industry, enabling enterprises to maximize their budget.

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!


Custom Branding the LMS (One time Cost – Range $1000 – $2000). You can choose from the multiple SSL providers available in the market. So, you’ve identified the need for an LMS in your organization and are on the lookout for one.

Online Learning and Higher Education: A Sleeping Giant Awakens

Absorb LMS

Shortly after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, sending the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange plummeting, I interviewed a director of learning and development at one of the major semiconductor companies.

10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know!


Software is then utilized to test the students, as well as to provide them with activities that they can perform on their own in between pre-recorded presentations or videos. Department of Education and Science (2000). Fischer, Gerhard (2000).

#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

To date, the tour has led to over 2000 books being sold with 200 of them being ebooks and Pfeiffer indicated that the book is the best-selling new title from Pfeiffer this year. In this last posting, I’ll provide a recap of the tour and links to the stops I could find related to the tour.