Read These Instructional Design Articles

LearnDash

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. With this in mind I wanted to share a few recent articles pertaining specifically to instructional design that I felt were particularly insightful – enjoy!

Instructional Design is Not Dead!

Learning Rebels

Despite rumors to the contrary, Instructional Design is not dead. . You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer. I even saw this tweet the other day (in part)…”When will instructional designers get their heads out of their asses and understand that their roles are dying out.”

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ADDIE Training Model: What Is It and How Can You Use It?

TalentLMS

“‘ADDIE training model?’ The ADDIE model of instructional design is used by instructional designers all over the world as part of their online, offline, or even blended learning sessions. But to fully understand what it is, you’ll first need to understand what instructional design models are. Here’s what you’ll learn today: What are instructional design models? What is the ADDIE training model? D is for Design.

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Embracing A Principle-Based Model of Instructional Design

eLearning Brothers

As an instructional designer, I’ve often wondered why so many organizations place such a heavy emphasis on adhering to instructional design processes such as ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, and Evaluation) or SAM (Successive Approximation Model), when the reality is that many of the problems that we address with effective instructional designs are ill-structured and require much more complex problem solving-strategies than what is represented in these processes.

Project Management of Instructional Design Projects

Convergence Training

The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI) has created sets of competencies and standards for training managers, instructional designers, instructors, online learners, and evaluators. What is instructional design?

Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

Though a variety of models guide our instructional design work, I’d argue that ADDIE functions as the basic backbone of the process. Just about every model, trend, and best practice in the field supports one of the phases of ADDIE. So with this in mind, it seems appropriate to take a look at the articles posted to this blog over the past year and organize them according to how they jive with ADDIE. Two of this year’s articles primarily address analysis.

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7 Must have features of an instructional design software and recommendations

Wizcabin

An instructional design software is useful in ensuring that the ID process is effective, easy and efficient. However, before picking up tools, it is important to analyze and understand your instructional design process and requirements. What is instructional design? By definition, Instructional design is the process of planning and implementing a training system in workplace or for general education. Uses of instructional design software.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. See Christys post, Technology Skills for Instructional Designers for more on this conversation.)

Micro lesson plan: How to make the best in 4 Steps

Ed App

In this article, Ed Microlearning’s Instructional Design team – which has created an inordinate amount of micro lessons and courses – give their advice on creating the best micro lesson plan. The 4 Steps to creating the best micro lesson plan. Start by telling them what the lesson is. If all of the information is important, consider splitting the information into multiple lessons.

L&D lessons from learning games research

Sponge UK

Hays set out to find evidence of the effectiveness of learning games by analysing articles on the practice. In 2005 he looked at 105 articles on learning games on behalf of the Naval Air Warfare Center Trainings Systems Division. Throughout the report Hays confirms that having instructional design input into a game is critical to making it successful. The post L&D lessons from learning games research appeared first on Sponge UK.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?

Litmos

Even if you’re in a large Fortune 500 enterprise with the luxury of a Learning and Development department, do you really see content curation as part of curriculum design, management leadership development, onboarding, sales training, etc.? Have we done enough investigation to truly understand curation, before we declare it the future of the instructional designer? Curation and The Instructional Designer.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. Here is a collection of the best learning science and instructional design-related posts from 2018. John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) may be the single most important thing for teachers to know, but it was not necessarily designed with teachers in mind. Start with Who: the Golden Circle for Learning Design.

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. In his article, Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful , Mark Bonchek shares a parallel view. I compared these micro-lessons to kernels. e-Learning Strategy eLearning instructional design mico-scenarios micro-learning ray jimenez story-based

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

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. In his article, Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful , Mark Bonchek shares a parallel view. I compared these micro-lessons to kernels. e-Learning Strategy eLearning instructional design mico-scenarios micro-learning ray jimenez story-based

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

EdTechTeam

According to an article in the Neuroscience Leadership Journal, “Information and skills from events that only cover concepts one time have been shown to yield little long-term retention, even when quality and satisfaction ratings for the learning event are high.”. Learning Design. From what I have seen this year, the most common current challenge in learning design is making sure the efficiency of the content matches the current environment in which training is being delivered.

The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. In it, Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny briefly introduces a list of diverse, informative, and recently published articles related to learning and development. Instructional Design (23).

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article.

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

Obsidian Learning

Let’s take a look at what the research literature has to say on “learning styles” and how they apply to instruction. ” Especially for designers of instruction for adults, this is an important distinction to keep in mind. As we discussed in an earlier article , adults learn for specific reasons, and they bring unique talents and abilities to the table. If this is so, how can we as instructional designers use the research on learning preferences?

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

The overwhelming characteristic of the museum is its spectacular architecture—playful, innovative and designed to look random. We can achieve this in all types of online learning with good principles of instructional design. Synchronous learning events and social media technologies allow us to integrate this dimension of learning into the programs we design. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning.

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. In his article Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful, Mark Bonchek shares a parallel view. Selecting a small data or a micro-lesson is indeed an effective way to bring lessons across in an eLearning environment.

Storytelling and Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

Story telling and instructional design have a lot in common and perhaps they are not thought of as having any overlap but they do. In e-learning we have instructional strategies, in a story we have a plot. Design: Compliance Complaints So the question might be asked, how do we help instructional designers become storytellers.

Discover the Secrets that Make the Story-Based Lesson Tick

Vignettes Learning

According to Bridget Murray in her article "What Makes Mental Time Travel Possible?," "Memory allows us to mentally travel backward in time as well as into the future. From the start to the end of the lesson, this has to be the tie and glue that leads the learners to engagement. If you break this dynamics of opposing wants, you remove the essence of a good story lesson. Two techniques are key in escalating emotions and shifting roles from the start to the end of the lesson.

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

Spencer Ackerman features Vanguard of Valor, an interactive teaching tool built to instruct the mid-career officers who pass through the Army’s Combined Arms Center, about the lessons accumulated from years of hard-fought war in Afghanistan. In this blog, we will attempt to draw out interactive elearning development lessons by benchmarking Vanguard of Valor. _ Vanguard of Valor also contains a compendium of lessons learned from past military engagements. Our Belief.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Dr. John Curry was kind enough to post a really detailed reading list in his post How to Get an Instructional Design Education Without Paying Tuition (gotta love that title!)

Lessons in Social Learning: What Happens in the Classroom Stays in the Classroom

Mindflash

Realizing that discussions in the classroom often stay in the classroom, Coldwell Banker implemented social learning that relies mainly on user-generated content and participation rather than structured content from instructional designers in order to better serve its disperse workforce of independent agents throughout the world. About Learning, Not Instruction. It is no longer our role to provide proper instruction. This is an important lesson that we need to learn.

7 Instructional design principles for professors and teachers looking to create effective eLearning modules

QuoDeck

As teachers and professors, was today begin incorporating eLearning as a key part of their curriculum, what are the instructional design principles they must keep in mind to make learning most effective? It is important to note that instructional design principles for these new-age teaching techniques may be slightly different from what is conventionally used. Use strategies to present and cue lesson content to provide more effective, efficient instruction.

Which are the biggest eLearning challenges and how to beat them?

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

Maybe you’ve never experienced online education for yourself, or your classroom lessons are highly interactive and you can’t yet conceptualize how they could be conducted effectively in a virtual setting. ArticlesTable of Contents. How do I create effective online courses?

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

ATD Learning Technologies

I discussed sketching and prototyping as a design methodology for designing effective e-learning. 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. Importance of Design. Interior design is more than utilitarian furniture.

xAPI Community

Torrance Learning

However, as is often the case, the most potent lesson didn’t come from any of the fabulous presenters’ direct instruction. The Cohort will give participants a chance to learn about the technical side of the xAPI spec and the instructional design implications of xAPI, as well as a chance to experience the challenges and epiphanies of working on an xAPI-based team project. Instructional Designer & Cohort Facilitator.

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How to Choose the Best Instructional Design Tools: 9 Things to Consider

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Are you new to the instructional design scene and feeling a little nervous about creating your first eLearning course? Are you looking for an instructional design tool that will make the process less daunting? Whether you’re a novice or seasoned instructional designer (ID), you need specialized software to build engaging and compelling courses. Types of Instructional Design Tools. Design and planning. eLearning Instructional Design

How to Weave Hard Facts and Emotions into your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

In his article on learning instincts he argues that human beings have an innate instinct (nature) to learn and develop skills necessary for us to survive and flourish. As designers of learning, we can conclude here that to make our lessons more effective, we need to strike that balance between making our learners feel and retaining valuable information. e-Learning Strategy eLearning instructional design mico-scenarios micro-learning ray jimenez story-based

Case Study- Reducing eLearning Cost to 50% by Using Must-Learn Lessons and Micro-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Here are some excerpts from the article: Rapid e-Learning as a term is an oxymoron. This architecture provides clear direction for design, processes, and software and resource requirements - that lead to a clarity of standards and streamlined decision making. e-Learning Strategy eLearning instructional design mico-scenarios micro-learning ray jimenez story-based

2018: This Year in Learning– 109 Curated L&D Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field.Did you have a favorite L&D post from 2017? Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. Article Categories. Where does designing accessible elearning fit in your professional goals? Are you cautious about ensuring that your training is designed to be accessible?

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Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 3

CourseArc

You have successfully launched your lessons online. Start providing parents with a plan for each lesson or unit covered to give them a sense of what to expect and how they can help. A “Parent’s Plan” can include the following: Information not usually shared with students to guide the parent in the lesson. Think of the “Parent’s Plan” as being similar to a teacher’s lesson plan.). Set up a designated workspace to reduce distractions and have supplies handy.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Recently I came across this discussion on LinkedIn – best book for beginning instructional designers.

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Classroom in context– taking leader development beyond the classroom

Allison Rossett

Tweet This is an article about how leader development is changing. The focus is on moving beyond leader development events to lessons, support, guidance and community available in the context of work, which is where leaders serve. Articles instructional design leader development New media Performance Support

Teaching Empathy In An Online Class

Dan Keckan

This article presents empathy as a learnable skill that is the foundation of strong communication, collaboration, leadership, and relationship-building. Learn why designers and educators should embed lessons in empathy in their courses, and how to teach empathy effectively online. eLearning Design and Development Create Online Courses eLearning Development Best Practices Instructional Design Tips Soft Skills

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

CourseArc

Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? This explains why you can read an article or watch a video and, if you get quizzed about it immediately afterward, you’ll score well… but if you don’t take that exact same quiz until ten days later, your score will often drop because you’ve already begun to forget some of that new information. when they’re first introduced, and then include them in subsequent lessons or chapters as a means of reinforcement.

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10 Guidelines to Help Your Learners Find Credible Online Sources

LearnDash

However, outside of a these few specific cases, credible sources will have an author clearly visible on the article page. The more an online article is based on opinion or original research, the more important it is to have an author. Academic articles off JSTOR, medical information from the Mayo Clinic, and poll research from Pew are all examples of credible sources. These articles can often blend in with other web content, which can be misleading—intentionally or otherwise.