A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Instructional Design has come a long way. 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. 2010 and beyond.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

As an instructional designer, you start by learning a whole lot of theories and models. Not every qualified instructional designer is able to create great learning experiences. Here is a list of top 30 blogs and websites that Instructional Designers would be interested in.

22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers

Upside Learning

A couple of month back I had shared a list of top 30 online resources for instructional designers to keep up with. Recently I came across this discussion on LinkedIn – best book for beginning instructional designers. The discussion has thrown up a great list of books for instructional designers worth sharing with our readers too. Designing Successful e-Learning by Michael Allen. Instructional Design Strategies and Tactics by Cynthia B.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Different Fonts Convey Different Personas If you are creating eLearning for business professionals, you might want to use a different font in your design than you would for eLearning geared toward high school students.

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Storyboarding

Upside Learning

As designers of electronic learning and information, we often find ourselves confronted by the purpose of the learning. Electronic Learning is about performance and content; in a sense instructional design is not purely creative; it is design with intent.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

Over so often I get asked what fundamentals of game design apply to the design of learning games – a very difficult question to answer that. As a learning designer my primary responsibility is viewed as creating learning content and systems that meet instructional outcomes.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Susan Nash December 27, 2010 5:14 PM Christoforos Online said.

Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

A reader named Michaela recently emailed to ask what an instructional designer does. There are lots of debates online regarding the value of instructional designers. Sure, instructional designers need to get unstuck, grow and shift things around. What is instructional design?

Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

Instructional Design Learning DesignWhere is the knowledge we have lost in information? — Eliot. That’s a pertinent question that we need to ask ourselves.

Webinars In May 2010

The eLearning Coach

Note: I’ll be presenting on how to design graphics that impact learning on May 18th Post from: The eLearning Coach Webinars In May 2010. There are lots of great webinars happening in May. This is your chance to learn something new, ask questions and contribute to the ongoing conversation.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world? Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. continued) , May 10, 2010.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

The SME is empowered to produce content, which frees you up to apply your own expertise: instructional design. While it’s convenient to wrap up some content and a quiz into a single package, I just don’t see the point from an instructional design perspective.

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Principles Of Gestalt Psychology

Upside Learning

This week I focus on how a basic understanding of the Gestalt principles can help create harmonious design and improve the odds that the intended message is conveyed to the learners we design for. Have you observed how most logos tend to be designed with some symmetry in view?

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Three Reasons To Focus On Media Design In Learning

Upside Learning

We’ve always focused on instructional design being essential to the design of courseware. I see just three reasons why eLearning should focus some more on the media design. When designers think of presentations in space and time, interactions, graphics, they don’t think of those as part of the media but as a elements in a learning solution. Focus on media if you want to create sticky learning, but do not ignore fundamental learning design.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine) - ZaidLearn , December 16, 2007 The power of Voice in online classrooms - eLearning Acupuncture , May 31, 2010 The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures - ZaidLearn , August 29, 2009 E-teaching personality is good for e-learning - Electronic Papyrus , January 5, 2010 Online Discussions Face-to-Face Versus Threaded Discussions: The Role of Time and Higher Order Thinking Dr. Katrina A.

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. The session, held by the pharmaceutical company Merck was conducted in Photosphere and featured the opportunity for scientists to gather and interact with each other. To learn, collaborate and exchange knowledge.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- The Design Of Interaction

Upside Learning

In our weekly instructional design team meetings the following week, we discussed our impressions, and what makes AOE offer such meaningful interaction and engagement. At the second level, we looked at the design of interaction itself: 1.

Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

Sales people have procedures for overcoming objections, managers have procedures for dealing with a crisis or an upset customer, insurance agents have procedures for handling claims, instructional designers have procedures for creating role-plays or teaching concepts vs. facts. There has been a lot of talk about formal vs. informal learning in the educational blogosphere and when it comes right down to it, formal learning is the most effective. Here's why.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS our Community!

Kapp Notes

A while back I wrote an entry called Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS! These accomplishments show that the field of instructional design reaches beyond individuals into the community and touches lives in by helping others learn and understand. So, here are some of the things we do to help our students learn the skills needed to be successful in the growing field of instructional design and to help our local community and the state.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

However, if I were to consider (read “fantasise&# ) a greenfield opportunity (read “pipedream&# ), what would I design? Essentially I would base my design on three core components, as illustrated in Figure 1. In my articles Online courses must die!

3 Barriers to adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

Instructional design teams are not familiar with this process and many entertainment game designers don’t want to dabble in corporate or academic game design (not enough mass market) so the unfamiliarity with the development process causes hesitation and, almost more importantly, causes high costs.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Teacher to Instructional Designer: Interview Questions

Experiencing eLearning

I received a question from a current classroom teacher who is hoping to make the career move to instructional design. Specifically, she wanted to know how to prepare for an interview for an instructional design position. Filed under: Careers & Work , Instructional Design , K-12.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

To prevent missing fonts from being an issue, there's a  good chance  you can embed the fonts you used to ensure your presentations look the way you designed them. If you are using PowerPoint 2010, choose  File > Save As. by AJ George    When creating PowerPoint presentations and moving them from one computer to another, one area of concern is fonts.

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. 10 Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

I hope that this taxonomy, along with the corresponding notes below, will assist you in using learning theory to inform your instructional design decisions. This suggests that instruction should be designed with a view to reduce cognitive load and thereby avoid overload. .

Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

Kapp Notes

As instructional designers, one of our "missions" is to help learners overcome the scary and daunting aspects so learning occurs. One of my beliefs is that designers need to be made to feel like learners again so they can empathize with the people for whom they are building instruction.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

Or, if you are in Dr. Kapp's Instructional Game Design Class, you may want to consider one of these free programs for the educational game you are developing as a final project. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming.

Five Lessons From Learning Game Development

Upside Learning

We’ve had our fair share of digital learning game development projects; and a recent one threw a spoke in our design wheels like never before. Include a ‘How-to-Play’; right from prototyping stage – as designers and developers of course you know how to play the game.

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Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

In the critical incident 3D learning design, the learner must respond to the situation properly by applying what she has previously learned. Advantages An advantage of this design is that learners are immersed in a dangerous situation, but are not actually in danger.

Good Games and Good Learning

Kapp Notes

Players can perform before they are competent, supported by the design of the game through just-time help and on demand information as well as by clues, hints and contextual interface.

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In Good Company: Thanks Zaid Learn and Everyone Create a Personnel Learning Network

Kapp Notes

In fact, Christy Tucker in a posting Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs has listed over a dozen but the point is not to merely copy or mimic what others are doing, instead, create your own Personal Learning List and actively use it to learn!

If Instructional Designers Ran The World

The eLearning Coach

Did you ever think about what it would be like if instructional designers ran the world? Imagine the contributions instructional designers would make to everyday life if they were in charge. In fact, imagine if training in Instructional Design were a prerequisite for any executive, legislative or leadership position. Post from: The eLearning Coach If Instructional Designers Ran The World. Tags: DESIGN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

See my analysis of the recognition in What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design James A. The student's worked hard and excelled at mastering virtual worlds in theory, design, development and big ideas.