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8 Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

I missed my anniversary by a few days, but I’ve now been blogging for 8 years. Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips. My Instructional Design Careers posts also continue to be popular, and are a primary way people find me on search engines.

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

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. Instructional Designers. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology.

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Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. Writing.

ADDIE Model of Instructional Design

Continu

The simple answer is you use an instructional design model. An instructional design model is a tool or a framework to develop your training materials. Implementing the Addie Model. ADDIE stands for analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate.

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Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

Over so often I get asked what fundamentals of game design apply to the design of learning games – a very difficult question to answer that. As a learning designer my primary responsibility is viewed as creating learning content and systems that meet instructional outcomes.

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2019 Blog Review: 13 Years

Experiencing eLearning

2019 was a big year for my blog. This year, I focused on writing new posts plus updating some older content. I started this blog in 2006 as a free wordpress.com blog. I was using my blog primarily as a tool for my own reflection and learning. Blogging

10 Blogs Every eLearning Professional Should Read

Matthew Guyan

So I’m returning the ball with a list of blogs that are worth checking out if you are an eLearning professional and you are looking to improve your craft as each blog is written by someone working in the field. Tom Kuhlmann – The Rapid E-Learning blog.

Blogging Again

eLearning Cyclops

If you have been visiting, I am sure you noticed I have been writing very, very little lately. It has been an very busy at work, which of course limits time to blog but has more directly affected the motivation to blog. Many a nights I have said to myself, "I spent the entire day on my PC designing and creating eLearning, I don''t think I want to spent tonight writing about it." Blogging

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

These are some of my favorites, plus recommendations from readers of my blog. Instructional Design. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. Leaving ADDIE for SAM is a favorite in the field. Visual Design and Usability.

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.

Basic Instructional Design Process for Non-Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

I’m active in the instructional design subreddit (/r/instructionaldesign). Someone without an instructional design background posted this question about how to design training for volunteers. Backwards Design. The Design Process.

Top Ten Tips in Instructional Design

CourseArc

Check out our video blog on the top ten ways to improve the design of your online course. This is why using consistent icons across instructional programs is so important. Formative assessments are designed to give the student feedback during their learning.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine. My question is whether the Four Levels hold together as an evaluation design, considering that they still focus on the training event. Blog this!

The Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016

Litmos

It's the end of the year and, in case you've missed the most popular blog posts throughout 2016, I've compiled the top 5 for you here. The act of reflection is a major learning theme for me this year and reviewing the year's blog posts is a great reflection exercise.

Discovering Instructional Design 6: Developing Objectives

The E-Learning Curve

Continuing this E-Learning Curve Blog series on Instructional Design.

Learning Experience Design: A Better Title Than Instructional Design?

Experiencing eLearning

How many times have you told people, “I’m an instructional designer,” only to be met with a blank stare? Last month, Connie Malamed proposed a new name for the field of instructional design : Learning Experience Design or LX Design.

Career Advice From an Instructional Designer

eLearning Brothers

We recently hosted Dr. Scott Baird, founder of Griffin Hill, for a great webinar called Instructional Designers, Protect Your Position – Advice From Dr. Baird. Advancing in Your Instructional Design Career. Instructional Design.

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. Here’s what you’ll learn today: What are instructional design models?

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What Instructional Designers Really Do

Association eLearning

I write about instructional design (ID) all the time but I’ve never stopped to explain what Instructional Designers really do. So, here’s my personal definition instead: Instructional design is the art/science of making things make sense. Writing.

LEARNNOVATORS PRESENTS BLOG SERIES ON GAMIFICATION BY KARL KAPP

Learnnovators

Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company, has Karl Kapp writing a series of blog posts for them on gamification. Karl Kapp is one of the foremost experts and prominent ‘gurus’ on gamification, which is the application of game design techniques to non-game situations. The goal of this series, comprising of five blog posts, is to establish a fundamental understanding about gamification, and to provide pointers on how it can be implemented within an organization.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6 Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Trackbacks/Pingbacks Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social Learning Blog - May 5, 2011 [.]

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. 5 Instructional Design Articles You Should Read. instructional design

Instructional Design: Planning Success

Solo Learning

Have you done your research on instructional design? There are an abundance of models; ADDIE, MPI, SAM , Bloom’s Taxonomy to name a few. Instructional Design Objectives. You want to design content and instruction methods that will achieve those objectives. Generally speaking, the above questions, or steps, apply to any instructional design methodology. The SAM Instructional Design Model. Design ? Design.

35+ ID & Elearning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

One way I stay connected with the community and what’s happening in the field is by reading blogs by instructional designers, elearning professionals, and educators. If you don’t want to subscribe to all these blogs individually, check out eLearning Learning.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? If a receipt looked suspicious, players could write a description and hit an Investigate This! Blog this!

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

#SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers.

#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has come to an end. Kapp: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education - If you are in the training and education space, you cannot not have this book.

How does instructional design work?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

What is Instructional Design? Think of an Instructional Designer like a scriptwriter for a movie. Just as you are an expert in your field, an instructional designer is an expert in helping others understand your content. Instructional Design in a Nutshell.

Storify: Story Writing for the Social Media Era

Web Courseworks

My favorite aspect of working as an instructional designer is the creative work. I love writing branching scenarios, preparing presentations for conferences and webinars, and editing images for clients’ courses. The tweet is in my blog post.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design. It was a lot of creative writing and storytelling to put learners in a real context.

Walden Instructional Design Students

Experiencing eLearning

I’ve gotten a bunch of comments from students in the Masters of Instructional Design program at Walden in the last week—enough that I suspect that there’s an assignment that requires commenting on a blog. Posted in Instructional Design, Read/Write Web. Tags: Instructional Design Read/Write Web

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. D = Design (design the solution, create a blueprint).

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Let’s get rid of the instructional designers!

E-Learning Provocateur

That’s the view of some user-oriented design proponents. It’s something I remembered while writing my last blog post about user-generated content. Carr-Chellman & Savoy (2004) provide a broad overview of user design. User-centered design.

Device-Agnostic Content – The Instructional Design Challenge

Origin Learning

As a result, web designers and programmers have found a smarter way out: forget the device. Yes, device agnosticism is all about focusing on the content and designing it in a way that instead of being tied to any particular device, it serves to perform well on the web in general.

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.