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Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Once the mission is targeted, instructional designers want to know WHY.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Once the mission is targeted, instructional designers want to know WHY.

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Common Visual Design Mistakes That Ruin the Way Your Course Looks

Rapid eLearning

The challenge is that graphic design and visual communication are their own fields and it’s hard enough to be a good instructional designer let alone a good graphic artist. So in this post, we’ll review some common visual design mistakes that are easily fixed.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 11, 2009 Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago Are you in Boston or Chicago? Want to learn more about Articulate and Moodle?

Reminder: Boston & Chicago Articulate/Moodle Seminars This Week

Learning Visions

Just a reminder that our Boston and Chicago free seminars on Articulate and Moodle are this week. So great, in fact, that we had to move the Boston session to another location to accommodate the crowd.) Join the Kineo team in Boston on June 9th and Chicago on June 11th.

Here’s a Simple PowerPoint Hack to Help with Course Design

Rapid eLearning

Like many of you, I’m no graphic designer. The good thing is that today, it’s not that big of a deal because you get media assets like Articulate’s Content Library. So you have plenty of quality templates and stock images to help guide your design.

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How to Use Hotspots in Drag and Drop Interactions

Rapid eLearning

July 18 & 19 (Boston). Articulate Roadshow. Articulate Roadshow. Articulate Roadshow. Articulate Roadshow. Articulate Roadshow. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

Join me Dec 8 @ ATD Boston Shark Tank: The LMS Edition

Learning Visions

Boston Area! Join me at ATD Boston Shark Tank: The LMS Edition on Dec 8. In case you haven’t heard, ATD-Boston is closing out the year with a big splash and you WILL NOT want to miss this one! Cammy Bean , VP of Learning Design, Kineo eLearning : A premier thought leader in the eLearning industry, frequent presenter at local and national events, and author of the Learning Circuits and Learning Visions blog. Are you swimming in a sea of LMSs?

More Than 30 Drag and Drop Examples

Rapid eLearning

Design a Workspace. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Articulate Storyline e-learning E-learning Examples Interaction Design Uncategorized

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Check Out This Gamified E-Learning Example

Rapid eLearning

July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Articulate Storyline e-learning E-learning Examples Gamification UncategorizedAt a recent conference I ran into Ken Haas and John Kostrey who work for Sodexho.

Interactive Video Made Easy

Rapid eLearning

Interactive Video Made Easy in Articulate Storyline. Fun Storyline Workshop with Articulate's Trina Rimmer. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

Rapid eLearning

The software is designed to give you a very specific output. This is great because you don’t have to be a programmer or designer to use the tools. The programming and design is all done by the software. But you don’t have to make any design decisions.

Here’s a Free Avatar Template & Tutorial

Rapid eLearning

Here are some things that work for an elearning template: Avatar : the circled avatar is a common design treatment. Header bar : again, another common design treatment. The template is also connected to the design color themes and font themes for easy editing.

Even More Free Stock Images for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Truth be told, many of the sites aren’t very good and most of the images probably don’t have a good context for e-learning design. Variables Made Easy with Articulate Storyline. Join us for an evening Articulate User Meet Up. July 18 & 19 (Boston).

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Consitency in Production: Naming Variables for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Interactive Video Made Easy in Articulate Storyline. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Articulate Storyline e-learning PowerPoint Uncategorized

How Google’s Designers Can Help You Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I read this interesting article the other day about how Google’s designers changed the look and feel of their products. It reminded me a lot of what we have to do when building elearning courses and it’s in line with many questions I get about elearning design during my workshops.

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How to Create Drag & Drop Interactions

Rapid eLearning

July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Articulate Storyline e-learning Interaction Design Online Course Design Uncategorized

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Me: Im an instructional designer. Posted by Cammy Bean at 5:40 AM Labels: instructional design 28comments: Robert Kennedy said. Instructional Designer just sounds too vague/technical.

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 ?

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How to Convert Static Slides into Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Articulate Roadshows. Boston: July 18 & 19. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. E-learning E-learning 101 Instructional Design Interaction Design Online Course Design

Essentials of Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Basic Course Design. We discussed this in the post on what every new instructional designer should know. It’s important to step away from info-centric design and step towards learner-centric design. Use a Backward Design Strategy to Focus On Meaningful Interactions.

Two Quick Time-Saving Tips

Rapid eLearning

Of course, if you use Storyline, you don’t really need this because there’s an AutoRecovery feature built into Articulate Storyline. Articulate Roadshows. Boston: July 18 & 19. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). And, more importantly, you can improve your design when you understand the theory. (Im What Is Instructional Design? #2

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Designing for Articulate: A Newbie’s View

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, July 07, 2009 Designing for Articulate: A Newbie’s View I’m new to Articulate. What Is Instructional Design? #2

A Three-Step Process to Build Your Skills the Right Way

Rapid eLearning

E-learning is mostly visual, so it’s always good to learn more about graphics and UX design. Here are some places I like to look for ideas: Design sites like Dribbble where you can see what people are doing. This gives me ideas for course design. Articulate Roadshows.

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a bonus tip on how to edit the illustrated characters that come with Articulate software. You have a great image, but all you have is the bitmap version or it (and you’re not that great of a graphic designer). Interactive Video Made Easy in Articulate Storyline.

E-Learning Tutorial: Easy Way to Make an Image Interactive

Rapid eLearning

Interactive Video Made Easy in Articulate Storyline. Fun Storyline Workshop with Articulate's Trina Rimmer. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

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?

Here Are 17 Places to Get Free Templates for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

As you know, the Articulate community regularly shares all sorts of free downloads. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, February 26, 2008 InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer Were seeking a full-time Instructional Designer to join our growing company here in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Inspiration

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, November 05, 2007 Instructional Design Inspiration As I mentioned last week , Im in the midst of designing my first custom eLearning course in quite awhile. What movers and shakers have inspired me to design differently? Where do you look for instructional design inspiration? I also like William Hortons "e-learning by design".

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My life…in elearning

Learning Visions

20 years ago I was a struggling recent college graduate who had moved to Boston in the middle of a recession. 15 years ago I got a job as an instructional designer/multimedia producer at a company that created training programs delivered on CD ROMS.

Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction

Rapid eLearning

I used a flat UI design for the learning interaction. Also, you can combine them with these other free templates which also have a flat UI design. E-Learning Jobs: Training, elearning, and instructional design jobs. 5 Free E-Learning Games for Articulate Storyline.

7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Courses

Rapid eLearning

Create Characters by Using a Flat Design. Create Characters by Customizing the Articulate Characters. Many of you use the Articulate software. E-Learning Jobs: Training, elearning, and instructional design jobs. October 21 & 22 : Boston, MA.

The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners

Rapid eLearning

The guiding principle for rapid elearning design is to be intentional. You don’t want existing content to dictate the design of your course. Getting to Intentional Design. And it has some visual design that usually comes from a template with specific colors, schemes, and fonts.

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Free PowerPoint Template to Manage Free Fonts

Rapid eLearning

Articulate Roadshows. Boston: July 18 & 19. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. There are tons of free dingbat fonts available for download. And they’re great to use for your training and e-learning courses.

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More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

I am starting to do some Articulate-specific events. This year we went to Toronto, Denver, Minneapolis, and Boston. Focus on good graphic design. Many courses would be better served with better graphics and visual design.

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