Graphic Design Books for New eLearning Designers

Tim Slade

A few weeks ago, I posted an article, sharing my top four instructional design books for new eLearning designers. Well, for this week, I thought I would continue the trend and share my favorite graphic design books for new eLearning designers. Graphic design is one of those topics and skills that a lot of new (and experienced) eLearning designers struggle to master. Visual Design Solutions by Connie Malamed. Visual Design Tips for eLearning.

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Designing for Non Designers – Introduction

B Online Learning

So you have found yourself in the role of an elearning or online learning creator/developer/builder, or even perhaps ‘designer’. You’ve never designed something in your life? Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course online learning

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How to Design Performance-Based eLearning Interactions

Tim Slade

One of the most important lessons I learned when I first started designing and developing eLearning courses was the importance of building performance-based eLearning interactions. When I first started as an eLearning designer, I remember being constantly reminded of the importance of making my eLearning content interactive. And to be 100% honest, when I look back on my early work as an eLearning designer, I can say that I had no idea what I was doing.

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. During this presentation she discussed agile instructional design models such as SAM (Successive Approximation Model) and LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Methods Approach). I’m still new to the LLAMA model but Torrence describes it as: “The […].

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3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Learner-Centric eLearning Design

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design learner centric Master elearning Course rapid eLearningYears ago when I was learning to be a teacher, I was quickly thrown in the deep end to teach a group of adult learners. Prac teaching’ can be a daunting experience.

Levels of LXD Design

Clark Quinn

So, of course, I took a stab at levels of LXD design. The next level is an information architecture or interface design that is structured to meet those needs. . Those semantic structures are then rendered as an information design with navigation or interface design.

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Design Sprints For Learning Design

Dan Keckan

Design sprints are in use the world over to address design solutions but should we and can we use this methodology for learning design? What can we learn from the design sprints? eLearning Design and Development eLearning Design Examples eLearning Design Tips eLearning Development Best Practices eLearning SolutionsThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

How To Incorporate The Laws Of UX With Designing Learning Experiences

Dan Keckan

Designing online learning with the learner in mind allows us to consider the way they think, process information, and behave online. Check out this article for tips on how to transfer the science of design to your next learning experience!

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When Do You Team?

Clark Quinn

Ideally, we’d have teams doing all our design and development. And, for learning experience design I’ll suggest there are a couple of key places. As ‘ design thinking ‘ tells us, we want to diverge before we converge. design social

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Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. In this eBook, Skilljar will discuss the key components of an external training LMS, and why they’re essential for a well-designed customer training program.

Performance Support and Bad Design

Clark Quinn

This is just bad design, and it’s so obvious how to ameliorate it. When you do, you can design solutions that meet real needs. The post Performance Support and Bad Design appeared first on Learnlets. design

Design for Non Designers

B Online Learning

So you have found yourself in the role of an elearning or online learning creator/developer/builder, or even perhaps ‘designer’. The post Design for Non Designers appeared first on B Online Learning. Articulate Design DevelopmentCongratulations! You don’t need […].

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Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Dayna, an instructional designer, must incorporate a story into compliance training.

8 Visual Design Mistakes to Avoid When Developing eLearning

Tim Slade

When developing an eLearning course, it’s easy to put all of your focus towards the instructional design aspects of the course. And while instructional design is a vital component to the effectiveness of an eLearning course, other elements can either help elevate your course content or detract from it. One of these elements includes visual design. When you’re new to eLearning, it’s easy to make some fundamental visual design mistakes when creating a course.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Why Visual Design Is Critical In eLearning

Dan Keckan

eLearning Design and Development eLearning Design Images In eLearning Visual Design“A thing of beauty is a joy forever…” said John Keats in the eighteenth century. In the twenty-first century, it has become much more relevant.

ID—>LXD: Moving from Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design

Allen Interactions

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Critical Elements of Instructional Design

LearnDash

Critical Instructional Design Components. Aesthetic-Usability Effect: How a learner perceives more aesthetic designs as easier to use and understand than those that do not take aesthetics into account. Consistency: Conforming to a standard in design, language, presentation, and overall experience within the elearning program. instructional design

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.

Designing For eLearning Platforms: 7 Smart Tips For A Conversion-Focused Design

Dan Keckan

In this article, we explore 7 defining web design elements of eLearning platforms that convert visitors. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Design eLearning Design Tips Fonts In eLearning User Experience

Mythless Learning Design

Clark Quinn

If I’m going to rail against myths in learning, it makes sense to be clear about what learning design without myths looks like. Let me lay out a little of what mythless learning design is, or should be. Instead, mythless design starts with focusing on performance. desig

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9 Insights From Learning Experience Designers

Dan Keckan

These 9 insights are gathered from some of the most respected learning experience designers and they are going to help understand why learning experiences are so vital. The best way to learn about a profession is to talk directly to the professionals that make a living out of it.

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio. This post on building an instructional design portfolio includes what to include and additional tips. Check out this post with 34 great examples of instructional design and elearning portfolios , collected by Scott Winstead. This program focuses on fundamental instructional design skills plus building a portfolio and practical experience.

From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 have led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. In this session, Dr. Quinn will go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser)!

Instructional Design 3.0: Designing the Learner’s Journey - Part 1

Allen Interactions

Instructional Design 3.0: Designing the Learner's Journey - Part 1. We've made important strides in instructional design over the last couple of decades and now we're about to take one more momentous step. Custom Learning Learning eLearning Instructional Design

I’m Writing a Second Edition of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook!

Tim Slade

It was nearly five years ago when I started thinking about writing a book to share everything I knew about designing and developing eLearning. So, with that all said, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll soon be publishing a second edition of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook!

Leveraging Design Thinking for eLearning Courses

Hurix Digital

What is design thinking? Design thinking is a term widely used in various business settings. In the context of eLearning, design thinking is a means to design a course in a way that it realizes its objectives while providing added value to the learners. .

Chunking Information to Design eLearning

B Online Learning

This blog post covers a recent online conversation I had with an attendee at one of our eLearning Design Essentials workshops. This poses problems for instructional designers as they devise ways of explaining complex content while the learner must hold several factors in mind in order to understand the final picture. eLearning Design eLearning Development elearning eLearning content eLearning course design elearning development

Stop Thinking Like an Instructional Designer, Start Thinking Like a Game Designer

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University

Instructional designers tend to think content first and action second. Game designers tend to think action first. Simply changing your mindset from instructional designer to game designer will help you to create engaging and effective instruction. In this unique gamified webinar, Karl Kapp will help you make that shift.

Designing Engaging Digital Learning Podcast

Experiencing eLearning

Go Beyond Boring: Creating Scenario-based Learning That Engages Participants (Podcast) Podcast Interview on Freelancing and Consulting Scenario-Based Learning Experiences Podcast Interview Podcast Interview on How I Became an ID Podcast: Instructional Design Certificate or Master’s Degree.

Experimenting with conference design

Clark Quinn

And, what’s nice, is that they’re experimenting with conference design, not just moving straight online. Yet also designed so that you can come in late, or early, and drill into what you want when you want. We’re designing this in the time between now and launch.

7 Visual Distractions You Should Eliminate From Your eLearning Course Design

Dan Keckan

However, misplaced or irrelevant design elements can have the opposite effect. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Design Tips eLearning Development Best Practices Instructional Design Best Practices Visual Design

Creating Quality Designed Online Courses

Dan Keckan

Creating quality designed online courses should not be a daunting task for all involved. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Development Best Practices Instructional Design Best Practices Instructional Design Tips Instructional DesignersIn this article, I will list areas of importance that can serve as a positive environment conducive for learning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

Instructional Design 3.0: Designing the Learner’s Journey - Part 2

Allen Interactions

Instructional Design 3.0: Designing the Learner's Journey - Part 2, Self-Efficacy and Learning. Custom Learning Dr. Michael Allen Learning eLearning Instructional DesignRead Part 1 here.