BOGEYMEN OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Learnnovators

I’ve been an Instructional Designer for many years now. After all, design lives in the space where there is no formulaic answer. And Instructional Designers work with the unknown and the unfamiliar on a daily basis. This is the designer who proposes show-try-test simulations.

Brain and neuroscience: test your knowledge!

KnowledgeOne

Do you know the characteristics of the brain at different life stages? Do you know how stress affects the brain and how to help the brain to relax? Find out more: Brain activity in numbers. A) The brain retains the ability to evolve and adapt throughout life.

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Behavioural Design and Online Learning

Growth Engineering

Behavioural design fuses behavioural science with design thinking , a human-focused approach to problem-solving. The goal of behavioural design is to use technology to change human behaviour. But, before you start dreaming about downloading new skills directly into your brain, think about the power of ingenious user experiences which gently affect your behaviour. Behavioural designers have found that the most powerful motivators are internal.

eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer

Association eLearning

This was years before I became an instructional designer, back when I was a kid. The year we got a single computer in the classroom was really exciting (it was only to be used during our designated play/ free time). Kid Learns from Computer Games. Instructional Designer Reflects. Looking back, I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. That’s where my brain goes when I hear “eLearning,” and I have fond memories of it.

4 Lessons from Digital Learning – How Digital Learning is Transforming Our World and Rewiring our Brains

Learningtogo

Just the thought of enjoying my morning coffee was already sending dopamine to my brain’s reward center. Because this shift in the way people consume learning experiences has been facilitated by technology, it is often called “ Digital Learning.” The same brain that can be such a remarkable, proactive learning machine can become lazy and passive – particularly if passivity and conformity are rewarded generation after generation. Lessons from Digital Learning.

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Blog Roundup: Instructional Design

LearnDash

Wondering where to get started with designing your course? This may sound like an odd sticking point for an online educator, but it’s a situation we encounter every day. The good news, however, is that teaching is a learned skill—one that is backed by a lot of science and research.

MOOCs, Games, and the Brain

Your Training Edge

Results from an ASTD study suggest that as much as 90 percent of new skills learned during training are lost within one year, which means that despite large expenditures on training programs, many companies are not realizing significant returns on their investment (ROIs). Part of the problem is that the traditional models of education and training aren’t brain-friendly, meaning that they are completely removed from how people actually learn. A lot more active learning.

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KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT KEVIN THORN: Kevin Thorn is an award-winning e-learning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC. , a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences. IDs are no longer just designers.

Learn. Revise. Excel! Online Learning for Knowledge Reinforcement

CommLab India

Online courses today are going to have to fight for space in your learners’ brain in a crowded business landscape. Discover the many different ways online learning can give your learners the necessary push in the form of revisions. eLearning Design online learning

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6 reasons why good design is absolutely critical for online learning

Superb Learning

Online learning is a popular concept that continues to grow thanks to its convenience and affordability. Many factors create an excellent online learning platform, and visual design is one of them. Did you know that first impressions are 94% design-related ?

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. It’s an honor to have you here today to discuss the past, present, and future of workplace learning.

6 Common Mistakes When Creating Online Learning

Wyzed

Let’s apply some 80/20 to our eLearning course design, and stop making these 5 common mistakes! (3 Creating Online Learning: How Can You Avoid Potential Mistakes? Creating courses to educate and inspire your audience can be very exciting, and it’s easy to feel all fancy and get fancy with your online learning. The human brain is an incredible device capable of recalling and synthesizes amazing feats. Where is this learning going to happen?

Brain Learning and eLearning Design

The Learning Circuits

There's been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and "how the brain learns." But even with all of that discussion there's a question of whether people are really making changes to the design of their online learning. So the July Question is: Does the discussion of "how the brain learns" impact your eLearning design? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

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How Visuals Engage The Lizard Brain

Superb Learning

What is The ‘Lizard Brain’. As an entrepreneur or learner you might have come across the term ‘Lizard Brain’, but you might not be 100% sure of what it means or have been bombarded with confusing definitions. How Visuals Impact The Lizard Brain. Learning design

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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. The first step in developing great content is to know what and why students are learning and how you are going to assess them. Our brain sees words as lots of tiny pictures, and we have to identify certain features in the letters to be able to read them. We highly recommend John Medina’s website and book, Brain Rules. Student Engagement is a Product of Active Learning.

How to Improve Student Retention in eLearning

CourseArc

Unlike regular classroom-based courses, digital learning poses an additional set of challenges for instructional designers and students alike. Sometimes even the most well-designed courses may not resonate with certain learners. Despite the instructional designer’s use of cutting-edge technology and well-researched content, some students may still find it hard to comprehend or retain course material — and that can cause them to quit eLearning altogether.

How to Help Your Employees L-O-V-E Online Learning

TOPYX LMS

offer corporate training via an online platform? There are several reasons for this, reduced costs of learning and increased convenience for learners being just two of them. Another reason why company leaders choose to offer their employees online learning is because online learning, or eLearning, is easy to engage with. Still, not every learner loves online learning. Can company leaders help employees fall in love with online learning?

Corporate Training’s $70+ Billion Dirty Secret

KnowledgeStar

Art Kohn Bersin Brain Continuous Learning Corporate Learning corporate training Education elearning Future of education future of learning instructional design L&D Learning and Development Learning Blogs learning technologies Learning Technology MOOC Training & Development Bersin research cognitive psychology Corporate Training online learning retention rates statistics on training training retention

6 mistakes to avoid when creating an online learning program

Superb Learning

When people are creating a new learning experience, whether it be an online or virtual experience, whether it be conversion of face to face into online, or the creation of something new, we see that there’s often a number of key common mistakes that are made.

Learning Myths: Debunked

Association eLearning

Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. Rigorous scientific studies have been conducted to determine the efficacy of learning styles, and they all come to the same conclusion: using a student’s preferred “learning style” does not improve learning in any reliable way.

4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

How do we make an online course exciting? Most articles in the e-learning sector focus on self-paced e-learning modules (e.g. Yet ‘spicing things up’ means different things in different types of online learning. Here are some common misconceptions about making your online courses more engaging. Myth #1: Adding visuals and interactive content is necessary to cater for all learning styles. in e-learning, but it’s not because of learning styles.

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How to Integrate Behavior Change into Online Learning with Chris Taylor from Actionable

LifterLMS

Learn how to integrate behavior change into online learning with Chris Taylor from Actionable in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. is, “Learning alone can’t create change.” One is called learn a process.

Fighting Forgetfulness

Association eLearning

Think of your brain as a refrigerator. In your brain, unused information gets tossed out too. For instance, your association’s members will probably forget most of what they learn from your educational offerings within a week or so. What people learn in training is more important than recalling their second grade teacher’s name. Let’s go back to the “brain fridge.” That way, your brain remembers what’s in there and realizes, “Oh, this is getting used.

5 Tips for Designing Effective Online Learning and Training"

Designing Digitally

5 Tips for Designing Effective Online Learning and Training. This is the era of online learning and training. E-learning provides an opportunity to reach out to diverse and geographically dispersed groups of learners. However, online learning must be designed in a way that is different from traditional face-to-face learning. Here are some tips that to creating online learning and training that is engaging and effective.

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

CourseArc

Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? If your goal is to retain that knowledge and apply it when new situations require it, studies have shown that your best bet is to learn in smaller doses, and repeat key information over time. As it turns out, the answer is a decisive “no,” because that’s not how human brains are wired. CourseArc was designed to put the power of rich media learning at your fingertips.

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4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

How do we make an online course exciting? Most articles in the e-learning sector focus on self-paced e-learning modules (e.g. Yet ‘spicing things up’ means different things in different types of online learning. Here are some common misconceptions about making your online courses more engaging. Myth #1: Adding visuals and interactive content is necessary to cater for all learning styles. in e-learning, but it’s not because of learning styles.

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6 Common Mistakes When Creating Online Learning

Wyzed

Let’s apply some 80/20 to our eLearning course design, and stop making these 5 common mistakes! (3 Creating Online Learning: How Can You Avoid Potential Mistakes? Creating courses to educate and inspire your audience can be very exciting, and it’s easy to feel all fancy and get fancy with your online learning. The human brain is an incredible device capable of recalling and synthesizes amazing feats. Where is this learning going to happen?

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6 Common Mistakes When Creating Online Learning

Wyzed

Let’s apply some 80/20 to our eLearning course design, and stop making these 5 common mistakes! (3 Creating Online Learning: How Can You Avoid Potential Mistakes? Creating courses to educate and inspire your audience can be very exciting, and it’s easy to feel all fancy and get fancy with your online learning. The human brain is an incredible device capable of recalling and synthesizes amazing feats. Where is this learning going to happen?

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Deeper eLearning Design: Part 4 – Examples

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. Here we’re talking about the role of examples in learning, and we’ll continue on through emotional elements, and finally putting it all together. Examples are a part of learning, as we know, and learning design is, or should be considered complex. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 3 – Concepts.

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Articulate Storyline – 9 Practical Ways To Make A Great Course Within Your Budget

Spark Your Interest

Articulate Storyline is one of the most popular authoring tools used worldwide to create online learning. And while anyone with enough time, knowledge, and money can make an outstanding online course, can you do it on a budget? It’s a cloud-based e-learning authoring tool.

Fighting Forgetfulness

Association eLearning

Think of your brain as a refrigerator. In your brain, unused information gets tossed out too. For instance, your association’s members will probably forget most of what they learn from your educational offerings within a week or so. What people learn in training is more important than recalling their second grade teacher’s name. Let’s go back to the “brain fridge.” That way, your brain remembers what’s in there and realizes, “Oh, this is getting used.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. Here we’re talking about the role of emotion in learning, and we’ll close by finally putting it all together. We want to shift from creating content to designing learning experiences. To start, we need to understand the effects of emotions on learning. Opening the Learning Experience.

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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. That’s where my brain goes when I hear “eLearning,” and I have fond memories of it.

20+ More Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my list of 12+ Books for Instructional Designers , I received a lot of great suggestions for further reading. Instructional Design and Learning Design. ISD From the Ground Up: A No-Nonsense Approach to Instructional Design by Chuck Hodell was suggested by Phrodeo , who is using it as a textbook in a course she’s taking. E-Learning and Blended Learning. Visual Design.

4 Ways Emoticons Can Support Online Learning

CommLab India

Howcan we use them in online courses? Well, in e-learning courses, they can be used extensively in assessments, feedback pop ups, and when learners interact with each other, or with the trainer online. ” Emoticons in mind: An event-related potential study revealed that when you see an emoticon online, the same parts of the brain are activated as when we look at a human face. This gains the attention of learners and improves engagement in online learning.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning. The formal goals for learning are twofold: 1. Retention over time until the learning is needed, and.

Finally, I got it! I’ve tried all online learning formats!

Coorpacademy

I was deep diving into Coorpacademy’s learning statistics used by our R&D Team, looking for figures that would best illustrate how essential it is to offer different formats of courses. I would like to share with you the learning recipes and their test results! 1- 5’learning.

10 Things Neuroscience Says About Gamification In Online Learning

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

Gamification involves creating a narrative around the learning activity that describes why the task is relevant to the learner. The hippocampus is an area in the lower section of the brain which is largely responsible for knowledge recall. During learning, a strong hippocampal activation makes the content easier to remember and recall (Foerde & Shohamy, 2011). Dopamine Creates Positive Associations With Learning. seek out more learning).

10 tips for improving retention with online learning

Growth Engineering

If you’re a learning manager responsible for delivering training to hundreds of employees, you’ll have a pretty keen idea of the importance of knowledge retention. Well, pretend you’re not a learning manager for a minute, and let’s take a look at the issue through a learner’s eyes. Remember what it was like trying to learn something new? Learning is pretty hard work, but it’s even harder when well-meaning L&D departments shove lack-lustre training in front of you.

Corporate Training’s $70+ Billion Dirty Secret

KnowledgeStar

Art Kohn Bersin Brain Continuous Learning Corporate Learning corporate training Education elearning Future of education future of learning instructional design L&D Learning and Development Learning Blogs learning technologies Learning Technology MOOC Training & Development Bersin research cognitive psychology Corporate Training online learning retention rates statistics on training training retention