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. e- Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark & Richard E. Instructional Design by Tillman J.

Bloomsburg University Instructional Technology Students Win Awards

Kapp Notes

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology Spring Honors Symposium and students from a number of departments were honored.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Storyboarding

Upside Learning

Electronic Learning is about performance and content; in a sense instructional design is not purely creative; it is design with intent. Tags: Instructional Design Learning Design eLearning Media Design Instructional Media Design StoryBoarding

eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The Readability of Fonts Affects Participation A study done at the University of Michigan in 2008 on typecase in instructions found that the ease in which a font in instructional material is read can have an impact on the perceived skill level needed to complete a task.

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Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games

Kapp Notes

I am often asked if an instructional or training game should be “realistic” or can the game have “fantasy” elements and still be an effective learning tool. He wrote that fantasy was key element to making an instructional game motivational. 2010).

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Principles Of Gestalt Psychology

Upside Learning

Tags: Instructional Design Media Design Media Design In Learning Psychology Principles Media Design

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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.

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.

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.

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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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! where I discussed all the neat things our students do in the program for the Department of Instructional Technology while earning a Master of Science in Instructional Technology in our program. 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.

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. platform coming sometime in Q3 2010.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Online Teachers: Instructions - Online Pedagogy/Teaching Tools How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

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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.

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

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. Do we really expect a person to effectively sell product in a retail environment without authentic formal instruction?

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

That might be considered a component of the ILE if the learner is free to explore it at their convenience, but it will suddenly revert to the FLE if the learner is instructed to complete a particular course. In my articles Online courses must die!

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

But what about motivating instructional designers? When I was studying Instructional Design, a college professor once told the class that we were the learner’s advocates. Instructional Design is a selfless job in many ways, because it’s not about you, it’s about them—the learners. You’ll find people are coming up with great ideas for interactions, treatments, visuals and instructional strategies.

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. Tags: Instructional Design Learning Design AOE Design Of Interaction Interaction Design Media Design In Learning

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

A 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. One of the more popular models is Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction. In order to maximize training’s success, you must complement a model like this with instructional tactics that align with adult learning principles. By Shelley A. Gable.

3 Barriers to adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

Most people making decisions about how to craft instruction in a corporate or academic environment have never learned formally via a game or simulation. They then hold “classroom instruction” up as the single best model for instruction because they learned that way and because it is so common.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

   Note:  If you are using an earlier version of PowerPoint that does not support.pptx files,  follow the instructions here for using the.ppt file.

PowerPoint 2010: Audio Won't Trim? Compress It!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Let's say you followed my instructions on how to play two songs sequentially in your PowerPoint presentation. All you have to do is this: In PowerPoint 2010, select File > Info. by AJ George.   Have you ever been frustrated by an inability to trim audio in PowerPoint? The first track was 2 minutes long, but you trimmed it down to 15 seconds and set it to play across slides.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. 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?

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? Curation is not new, in fact, I would argue that curation has been always been part of the instructional design process.

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. 30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With.

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. Reigeluth maintains that instruction should be organised in increasing order of complexity.

Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

Past Recently authored a blog entry at TrainingIndustry.com titled Add Online Simulations to Your Organization’s Instructional Toolkit. Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. Wednesday, March 24, 2010: Presenting a webinar to the members of the MI AECT chapter from 7:30pm - 9:00pm (1hr presentation, 30 mins discussion) titled "Learning in 3D."

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

Kapp Notes

In Ruth Clark's book " e-Learning and the Science of Instruction " she discussed a study by Moreno and Mayer, 2000 that compared a formally worded course with one that was more informally worded. So when learners received instruction informally, they performed better later on.

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.

Beginner Instructional Designers – In Pursuit Of Awareness

Upside Learning

I joined Upside Learning as an Instructional Designer in April 2010. I had four years of training delivery experience, but Instructional Design was a completely new ball game! Learning about Instructional Design basics was easier said than done.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

The perspective of the instruction was one dimensional and linear. Recently, there has been a lot of calls for the death of PowerPoint especially from the US Army.

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!

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

The company can create the instruction for you or you can build NOAH products yourself. Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses. Avatars can be an important and meaningful addition to your elearning.

Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

If multiple people are involved, the instruction can incorporate aspects of teamwork, collaboration, and co-creation into the learning outcomes of the critical incident.