An Instructional Design Toolkit

Torrance Learning

We’re sharing some of our favorite instructional design techniques here in this toolkit to support new instructional designers or “old” ones who want to sharpen their saw (pun completely intended). Shape scope and design with learner personas.

Instructional Design Survival Tips

Association eLearning

A while back, my colleague Mary and I were asked to give some “real world” instructional design survival tips. Mary’s tips incorporate aspects of project management (which often goes hand-in-hand with instructional design), while mine are focused on the design and production side.

Is Your Design Really “Responsive?”

eLearning Brothers

Developing for multiple devices impacts both the developer—in the design and development process—and the learner—through the user experience and how content displays—and by using such a broad term, the lack of specificity leads to confusion and often frustration and disappointment.

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4 Graphic Design Tips for eLearning Newbies

eLearning Brothers

As a graphic and visual designer by trade, I have had my hands on projects in many fields. As such, I’ve used and seen many techniques for creating final design deliverables. Contrast—a key principle of design—is more than just large versus small or black versus white.

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4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

key design principles: Shift the perspective from. For those of us that design learning experiences, we. should design the opportunity for deliberate practice. Let’s be sure we design development. design skills from Kineo US with deep expertise in management.

Gameful Design

Allen Interactions

Instructional Design Gamification Edmond Manning Learning GamesBy Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. I want you to read every line of this blog post, so here’s what I’m going to do. I will give you 50 points, and you can use those points to buy an avatar and accessories.

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Design for Non-Designers – Proximity

B Online Learning

If you’ve been following this series of designing for the non-designer, you’ll know that we have already covered the Contrast , Repetition and Alignment components of the C.R.A.P principles of design. So why does this matter in design?

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Webinar: The Principles Behind Designing Visual Hierarchy

eLearning Brothers

” In this webinar, our Senior Designer Stacey Wilhelmsen walked attendees through some design principles that you can use to create visual hierarchy in your next eLearning project. What is visual hierarchy?

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. Enough has been written about ID and its various theories and models that define the various approaches or strategies to learning design.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Conduct Behavioral Interviews” and “Design Great Training.” designer Cathy Moore. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Eleventure® is a registered trademark of TorranceLearning, a leading instructional design.

SMEs for Design

Clark Quinn

In thinking through my design checklist, I was pondering how information comes from SMEs, and the role it plays in learning design. The problem with getting design guidance from SMEs is that they literally can’t tell us what they do! design

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Rockin’ Responsive Design Strategies

eLearning Brothers

Are you ready to rock your responsive design? John Blackmon, Trivantis CTO joined us at our DevLearn 2017 eLearning Rockstars Stage this October and shared his responsive design knowledge. The different methods of responsive design.

Tools and Design

Clark Quinn

I’ve often complained about how the tools we have make it easy to do bad design. Authoring tools, in general, are oriented on a ‘page’ metaphor; they’re designed to provide a sequence of pages. The challenge isn’t inherent in the tool design.

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Responsive Design Tips for eLearning Courses

eLearning Brothers

Nowadays the world seems to be all a-clamor over the idea of “responsive design” for eLearning. When talking about “responsive design” (for our purposes), I mean to design a course that responds to the technology platform currently in use. Design.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Journey Page 12 The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think 4 Broadening our perspective: A design. We design. solved by designing better experiences. design phase through impact map/learning contracts During. about design in broader terms.

The Ethics of Instructional Design

Allen Interactions

With so many fascinating topics in our world of learning design (mobile learning! Instructional Design Instructional Design EthicsBy Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. MOOCs! Gamification!)

Why Visual Design IS NOT Graphic Design

Web Courseworks

The second webinar in the series, “Crash Course in Visual Design,” is meant for anyone who would be designing an eLearning course. However, there will be a definite emphasis on visual design from an instructional designer’s viewpoint. Visual Design Principles.

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3 Instructional Design Theories

LearnDash

Instructional design is a growing field given the amount of online courses we are seeing today. Instructional designers are tasked with finding the best way to teach new information to a target audience. Many people are familiar with the ADDIE method of course design.

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The Lonely Instructional Designer

Allen Interactions

B y L inda R en ing , PhD, I nstructional Designer. From time to time, all of us as Instructional Designers have experienced what we do as an “austere and lonely office,” to borrow the words of poet, Robert Hayden.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

on how to design and build better blended. 5 kineo.com info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Accordingly, we have designed our approach – even down to the. We have designed so that they systematically. event, to design a process that takes time and.

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. Instructional Design is exciting and alive !

Stealing From Product Design

The eLearning Coach

Like all designers these days, learning experience designers are under pressure. eLearning DesignWe must find the most effective ways to meet the needs of a target audience, to improve workplace performance and to measure outcomes in terms of business metrics.

6 Must-Read Learning Game Design Books

Knowledge Guru

Designing a game is no easy task, but do you know what’s even more difficult? Designing a game that helps people actually learn something. As a trainer interested in game design, you know that games are more effective than lectures. Learning Game Design

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10 Helpful Resources for Online Course Designers

CourseArc

If you’ve never created an online course before, you may not be familiar with the term “instructional designer,” but that’s exactly what you’re about to become! Instructional design is the act of creating of educational resources.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

on how to design and build better blended. 5 kineo.com info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Accordingly, we have designed our approach – even down to the. We have designed so that they systematically. event, to design a process that takes time and.

The Future of Instructional Design

InSync Training

Jennifer Hofmann explored and defined the future of instructional design during her recent Virtually There learning event. Virtually There Modern Blended Learning Blended Learning Campaigns Blended Learning Instructional DesignVirtually There Session Recap.

xAPI in Instructional Design

Web Courseworks

But I’m interested in exploring the implications of xAPI for instructional design. Design is an iterative process. What does any of this have to do with iterative design? We can use the data from the Learning Record Store in order to inform our instructional design decisions.

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A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Instructional Design has come a long way. A 2015 research by ATD , titled ‘Instructional Design Now’, which is based on a survey of 1,120 instructional designers provides a current snapshot of ID in organizations and the challenges that they typically face.

The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

Design thinking is the new rage these days. Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process? What is the significance of design thinking in the context of learning design? What benefits does it offer to learning designers?

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State of the Front-Line Manager

Design. if we design a better learning experience, together. State of the. Front-Line Manager Management and Supervisory Skills Development Contents 2 Contents. 6 The Next Step: Bridging the. Learning- Doing Gap Page 18 5 The Root of the. Issue Page 14 4 The unrealized.

Infographic on Learning Experience Design Trends in 2018

Origin Learning

Design plays a major role in the success of an eLearning program. Design has evolved from functional buttons, synchronized audio and video, and assessments. Today, we bring to you an infographic designed by us and based on the engaging content created by eLearning Guru – Connie Malamed.

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Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

The article ended with an introduction to ADDIE framework of learning design. In a typical waterfall model of design, all phases are sequential and a phase is dependent on the preceding phase and is the precursor to the following phase. Design Phase.

Fundamentals of Modern Instructional Design

InSync Training

Nothing we design stands alone anymore, and no moment of learning need goes unaddressed. Instructional Design Modern Blended LearningTraining Magazine Network Recap.

Designing Mobile Learning Solutions

CourseArc

If designed correctly, mLearning can save time while providing just-in-time learning opportunities. Here are five strategies and best practices to keep in mind when designing mLearning. When tasked with designing both eLearning it is suggested to use the mobile first approach.

Instructional Design vs. Learning Game Design: What’s the Difference?

Knowledge Guru

As the instructional designer, she expects you to create the learning game. You’re already on staff and it’s your job to create training content… so it seems natural that you would have the skills to design a serious game or gamification system as well.

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Hone Your Modern Learning Design Superpowers with Donna Designer

InSync Training

As instructional designers , we have an important common goal: impacting individual learners’ personal learning paths. How does EdTech influence our designs? Meet Donna Designer, InSync Training’s Instructional Design Superhero! InSync Videos Modern Learning Blended Learning Instructional Design

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Leveraging the Capabilities of AGILE Instructional Design Strategies

eLearning Brothers

As creator Conrad Gottfredson explained, AGILE instructional design “was founded upon the need of today’s organizations to be agile and adaptive.” Involving stakeholders throughout every major step in the instructional design process. What does this mean for instructional designers?

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Translation Guide for Instructional Designers and SMEs

Association eLearning

If the instructional designer (ID) and SME don’t understand one another that’s going to cause problems. If you’d like to read more about training, learning, and instructional design check out the rest of this author’s blogs. You’re working on a new project.

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3 Key e-Learning Design Steps From Pixar's Design Story

Allen Interactions

I had the pleasure to spend some time earlier this month in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. It is great to be reminded of the design aspect of instructional design. By Ethan Edwards , Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanedwards.

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