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.

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. Here’s a question for the eLearning managers out there: How many members of your instructional design team got involved in the field by accident?

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40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields.

We Need a Degree in Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

The argument "I develop instructional design and therefore, I am an instructional designer" is like saying, "I have driven a car fast and therefore I am a NASCAR driver." Yet this person can learn nothing new.nothing to help her become a better designer.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

to articulate goals that will help the organization reach those lofty missions and then. Conduct Behavioral Interviews” and “Design Great Training.” their group, you may wish to try action mapping, a technique developed by instructional. designer Cathy Moore.

Instructional Design Strategies Supported by Articulate Storyline [Infographic]

CommLab India

Articulate Storyline is one of the most preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools around the world. Well, Articulate Storyline is very flexible and helps developers create online courses that support a wide variety of e-learning strategies. eLearning Design Instructional design

Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design

B Online Learning

As an Instructional Designer, motivating learners is an important consideration because in reality learners are not always motivated to learn. I’ve come across Dr. John Keller’s motivational design model known as […].

Simple Articulate Storyline Tips to Save Time

B Online Learning

I haven’t been working with Articulate Storyline for all that long, and most things I’ve picked up have been self-taught, so I thought I’d share a few of those little tips that have truly saved my life (well, a lot of time anyway) so to speak!

eLearning Development: Articulate Versus Code

B Online Learning

I’ve been involved in course creation using both approaches and I’ve seen some really effective courses created in Articulate that gives web coded courses a run for their money – in design, development time and $$$! Articulate Development.

Tips When Working with Images in Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

Using imagery in your eLearning design is an additional way for you to communicate your message. You know the old saying, a picture tells a 1000 words! Let’s face it, the perfect image can help you convey your message much more succinctly than a not-so-perfect image.

Articulate User Group – What You Missed

B Online Learning

On Thursday 31st March, B Online Learning hosted the first online Articulate User Group meet via a webinar. Myself and our new Creative Designer, Matt Blackstock took turns presenting a session each. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy ar design eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course online learning storyline technology

Top Instructional Design Tips

Rapid eLearning

At a recent workshop I was asked to put together a post with some of my top instructional design tips. Of course, over the past 8 years most of the posts are littered with various tips related to instructional design. Instructional Design Tips.

Merge Articulate Studio Into Storyline

LearnDash

If you have been around the elearning industry for more than 30 minutes then you have probably heard of Articulate. At some point in every instructional designer’s career they will come into contact with Articulate. articulate

Designing Scenario Based Learning with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

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3 Articulate Storyline E-learning Samples

CommLab India

Articulate Storyline 2 is a versatile rapid authoring tool which has been the go-to solution for e-learning developers. This eliminates the need to have prior experience in using the software, especially for instructional designers. Design effective assessments.

Top Resources for Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

link] Articulate’s Online Community Lots of sharing of templates and ideas in the user community. link] Be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter: [link] Screenr Need design inspiration or how-to-tips for creating that really cool PowerPoint effect?

Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction

Rapid eLearning

This instructional design tip focuses on how to simplify and chunk content in complex training courses. Essentially, instructional design is about crafting a viable learning experience. Instructional Design Tip: Break Your Content into Chunks.

Tips When Working With Audio in Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development audio design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design online learning rapid authoring tools storyline Working with audio is really fun!

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How to Choose Between Layers and States in Articulate Storyline

eLearning Brothers

Shawn is an Instructional Designer, Professional Trainer, and eLearning Consultant at the University of Pittsburgh. Layers and States are two of Articulate Storyline’s primary tools for building interactive content, but deciding how and when to use them can be tricky.

5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers

LearnDash

Instructional designers know that the tools they use allow them to get creative with how they develop their elearning. instructional design training toolsHowever, for someone that is just starting out in this field, these tools aren’t always accessible.

Articulate Storyline on the Cloud

LearnDash

If you call yourself an instructional designer, then there is no doubt that you have had exposure (at some point) to Articulate Studio, or their newer Storyline offering. For years, the Articulate Studio offering has been a (very) successful add-on to Microsoft PowerPoint.

The Best Feature in Articulate Studio 13

LearnDash

After a long wait, Articulate has finally released their latest installment of Articulate Studio. Somewhat unusual among software these days, Articulate opted to wait four years before their next version. As expected though, Articulate Studio ’13 looks pretty sleek.

4 Popular Instructional Design Models [Infographic]

CommLab India

An instructional design model is a framework to develop instructional materials. An instructional design model is a set of guidelines that help instructional designers approach, structure, and design a course based on sound instructional design principles.

Agile Instructional Design

B Online Learning

At the recent DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas, I attended a presentation on agile instructional design by Megan Torrance.

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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. Instruction is good, but not sufficient.

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. Instruction is good, but not sufficient.

Custom Navigation: 3 Examples with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

I discussed the capability of authoring tools, especially Articulate Storyline, to present a customised and engaging user interface that can both create a wow factor for the user and also maintain the benefits of rapid eLearning development.

Customising the Player in Articulate Storyline 2

B Online Learning

There’s lots of options for changing the configuration and design of the Player in Storyline and here’s some of my favourite customisation tips!

Getting a job as an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

You have to provide some proof of your capabilities and at the very least be able to point to a really kick ass portfolio of design treatments or even courses you’ve built (or collaborated on with someone else). well just write a design treatment or script.

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4 Things an Instructional Designer Should Do!

CommLab India

What does an instructional designer do? This is where an instructional designer’s role comes into play. Instructional Designers (IDs) design instructional material using abstract and specific tools. eLearning Design Instructional design

Facing 21st Century Instructional Design Challenges by Tom Kuhlmann

B Online Learning

Watch the opening address at iDesignX 2014 by Key Speaker, Tom Kuhlmann, VP Articulate Community. Understand how technology has changed the way courses are designed. Tom discusses how technology is changing the way we teach. What do we need to know and how do we keep up?

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

Interactions should be designed to maintain the learner’s interest, and if required, allow them to practice the task or skill they are learning. Bet you never would have guessed that even Articulate Review and the Content Library can help promote interactivity in your e-learning?

Articulate Storyline Unchained – Triggers, Variables and Conditions

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design levels of interactivity online learning rapid authoring tools rapid eLearning storyline I think we all agree, when developing eLearning for today’s widely diverse user groups, one of the key challenges is to make that content dynamic, engaging and full of user driven interactions.

Instructional Design Model – A Framework to Develop Instructional Materials [Infographic]

CommLab India

You need a model – an Instructional Design Model. An instructional design model is a tool, a framework to develop instructional materials. To know more information about Instructional Design Models, check out our infographic below.