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Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? Tutorials, scenario-based learning, practice and feedback, and problem-solving strategies were identified as typical. Theory drives practice.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Tweet A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? Tutorials, scenario-based learning, practice and feedback, and problem-solving strategies were identified as typical. Many call it informal.

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Jay Cross

Dawn of Learning. Jay Cross’s Informal Learning. Social Media for Working & Learning. Working smarter draws upon design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, and complexity theory.

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Jay Cross

I don’t talk much about training or learning any more. You can train people but they may or may not learn. Learning is better than training, but learning is not enough to make sure the job gets done. Moreover, people often fail to put what they learn into practice. It may or may not involve learning. It’s about cultivating a healthy learning ecology. Work and learning are two sides of the same coin. Xyleme is sponsoring this experiment.

Free L&D webinars for September 2019

Limestone Learning

But it’s always worthwhile to make time for learning, and this month there’s a great selection of free webinars to support you in your business goals. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How the Workforce Learns 2019 (Free for ATD members) The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world. Does L&D curate learning? Design learning?

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