Read These Instructional Design Articles

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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!

A Lesson Plan for eLearning

Coffee and Design

Thanks @hjarche for sharing @AnnaMuoio ‘s 2000 @FastCompany article @Cisco ‘s Quick Study: A #LessonPlan for #eLearning [link]. He also shared a link to an article from Fast Company in 2000, Cisco’s Quick Study that discusses using the Web to reinvent training inside the world’s most Internet-centric big company, Cisco. A version of this article appeared in the October 2000 issue of Fast Company magazine written by @AnnaMuoio.

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How to Write a Lesson Plan for Corporate Training

learnWorlds

This trend encourages teachers to adjust to new conditions; most of them start thinking about creating and selling online courses , practicing distance schooling, or earning extra money by planning online lessons for corporate trainers. But, the catch is that an effective lesson plan for online trainees is not the same as for traditional students. What is a Lesson Plan? The Components of Lesson Plans. ” It will allow you to specify clear lesson objectives.

9 Simple Hacks to Write Better Knowledge Base Articles

TechSmith Camtasia

It is usually a collection of articles with images, videos, and text included. For example, a software company may have FAQs and download instructions for their customer-facing knowledge base and also have an internal knowledge base for their employees to understand work-related tools and company policy. Creating your own knowledge base article can benefit readers as they can find all the information they need in your article. Pick one idea per article.

Research Helps Identify Learner Engagement Trends

InSync Training

As part of our 20 Modern Learning Lessons Learned in 20 Years series , Chip highlights the purpose and value of his research into learner engagement. Research Study Environmental Engagement Intellectual Engagement learner engagement Lessons Learned

Embracing A Principle-Based Model of Instructional Design

eLearning Brothers

Even expert instructional designers will agree that they don’t follow such linear models in their daily processes. This leads me to believe that it’s time for organizations to think beyond ADDIE and SAM to embrace a different way of thinking about and approaching instructional designs.

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.” Instructional Design is exciting and alive !

6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

Bottom-Line Performance

When we started, we found lots of books and articles on game design – but not much on learning game design. His most recent book, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook has more how-to guides within it.). Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned. This lesson is a critical one. In my session: I will give Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Game Design on Wednesday, January 22nd from 1:15 – 2:15 pm.

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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

Have we done enough investigation to truly understand curation, before we declare it the future of the instructional designer? Publishers and authors curated and organized content into books, and teachers organized the content of those books into lessons. Curation is not new, in fact, I would argue that curation has been always been part of the instructional design process. Curation and The Instructional Designer.

Rules and Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

View article about MIT Card Counting Here. Another set of rules exist in an instructional game and those rules are the Instructional Rules , not mentioned in the game literature but absolutely required rules for gamification of learning and instruction.

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Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

Instructional Video Styles: Choose Your Own

learnWorlds

Before you even begin creating your instructional video , you will need to consider your lecture style. Choosing your instructional video style is essential, as this will inform your lesson plan, dialogue and editing of your video. Instructional Video Styles.

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. You can learn more about it in this Training Journal article by Issy Nancarrow ( @issynancarrow ). In this article by Greg Ashman ( @greg_ashman ) touches on why cognitive load theory is so powerful.

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

Emphasizing the “Doing” in the Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

We know that Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction is a helpful guide for designing engaging eLearning. Though most articles list these as the first and third events, respectfully, I frequently combine them at or toward the beginning of an eLearning lesson. It also establishes the relevance of the eLearning lesson’s content without having to explicitly state it. (2) Instructional Design Recall Prior Knowledge Gagne Scenario-Based Learning eLearning Attention

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.”. Now, with shorter ILT time windows and modules that are sent directly to learners, instructional designers have to reflect on the desired outcomes of the training and be sure learners can dive deeply into that content.

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.

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).

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.

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 ?

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. Review of the Definition and Lessons.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

We can achieve this in all types of online learning with good principles of instructional design. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning. Post from: The eLearning Coach Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain.

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?

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

ATD Learning Technologies

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. First, I want to emphasize how important it is for us to embrace the DESIGN aspect of instructional design. Editor’s Note: This article is reposted from Allen Interaction’s E-Learning Leadership Blog

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: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. Do you think instructional designers should be able to use the tools?

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. Think of the “Parent’s Plan” as being similar to a teacher’s lesson plan.).

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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.

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.

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. There are several lessons that I take away from this case study that I think are useful as we think through what social learning could mean in our organizations.

How to be prepared for online teaching and how to overcome potential difficulties

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

This article will focus on how technical and pedagogical difficulties can be beaten, as management difficulties can be largely solved through the inclusion of students into an LMS (Learning Management System). Some of the most common technical difficulties that a teacher may encounter in synchronous learning are the following: Before the lesson: Microphone failure. In case you spot voice problems try to solve them before starting the lesson by providing help where needed.

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. But don’t let lack of experience or lack of knowledge on the instructional design process scare you off! As educators, we are used to asking our peers to take a second look at our lesson plans, to help us flesh out new ideas and find gaps in our instruction. Article

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. Articles elearning Instructional Design News xAP

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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. instruction in the classroom. Best of eLearning Learning.

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