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. Careers & Work Instructional Design portfolio

Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

When you’re looking for an instructional design role, it’s important to find a good “fit.” This is pretty common in instructional design and elearning roles, especially in smaller organizations. More on Instructional Design Careers.

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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 Development

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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.

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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.

Convert Training: Design Online or Blended Learning

Experiencing eLearning

In this post, I’ll dig deeper in how to design an online or blended learning program based on an existing classroom training program. I mostly use a backward design approach, starting with the end in mind. Design the assessment first and tie it to the objectives.

Getting Into Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

Broadly, there are two different ways to move from another field into an instructional design career: the direct path and the indirect path. This is post #2 in a series about the instructional design. Read the first post, What does an instructional designer do? ,

Silly Design

Clark Quinn

Time for a brief rant on interface designs. And, hopefully, we can extract some lessons, because these are just silly design decisions. But there’s one very very silly design decision here. The post Silly Design appeared first on Learnlets. design

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Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree

Experiencing eLearning

Scott Winstead has collected a list of online instructional design certificate programs , including tuition costs when available. The post Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree appeared first on Experiencing eLearning. Careers & Work Instructional Design certificate Connie Malamed instructionaldesign masters degree Scott WinsteadA reader sent me this question: I’m very seriously considering a career change into ID. (I’ve

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. And so, that’s exactly how I designed my eLearning courses. eLearning Design Instructional Design

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.

Design Thinking and Instructional Design: Clearing Up Confusion

Bottom-Line Performance

The post Design Thinking and Instructional Design: Clearing Up Confusion appeared first on Bottom-Line Performance. Learning Design

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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.

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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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.

View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

Redesigning Learning Design

Clark Quinn

Of late, a lot of my work has been designing learning design. Helping orgs transition their existing design processes to ones that will actually have an impact. That is, someone’s got a learning design process, but they want to improve it. design strategy

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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.

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.

Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design

B Online Learning

As an Instructional Designer, motivating learners is an important consideration because in reality learners are not always motivated to learn. The post Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design appeared first on B Online Learning. Articulate Design Development

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

Multimedia Designers and eLearning

Beyond Campus Innovations

Adaptive Learning BCI News Content Creation Design and Development creativity Design Education eLearning Learning Management System multimedia Online education Online programs Online training Technology

The Design Meeting: 3 Keys to Success for Instructional Designers

Bottom-Line Performance

The post The Design Meeting: 3 Keys to Success for Instructional Designers appeared first on Bottom-Line Performance. Learning Design

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

3 Tips for Designing Blended Learning

Tim Slade

Why don’t we try designing blended learning? In this post, I’d like to share three practical tips you can use when designing blended learning. When designing blended learning, identify what you will deliver before the primary learning event. Instructional Design

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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Design Thinking?

Clark Quinn

There’s been quite a bit of flurry about Design Thinking of late (including the most recent #lrnchat ), and I’m trying to get my around what’s unique about it. It helps to understand that I’ve been steeped in design approaches since at least the 80’s. Herb Simon’s Sciences of the Artificial argued, essentially, that design is the quintessential human activity. And my grad school experience was in a research lab focused on interface design.

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Designing with science

Clark Quinn

How should we design? Design for How People Learn (Dirksen). Of course, it may be that in the process of just designing both that you have some insight. The post Designing with science appeared first on Learnlets. design strategy

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How to Create Engaging eLearning Through Visual Design

Speaker: Tim Slade, Speaker, Author, Award-Winning Freelance eLearning Designer

The effectiveness of any eLearning course is only as good as its instructional design. But can instructional design alone make an eLearning course engaging and effective? The truth is, good eLearning design is more than just instructional design. An engaging eLearning course uses visual design, graphic design, and user interface design to help elevate the instructional design. In this session, you’ll learn more about how to use visual design to create engaging eLearning content.

Gift Ideas for Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers: Books!

Experiencing eLearning

Are you doing holiday shopping for any instructional designers or eLearning developers? Book Reviews e-Learning Instructional Design Lifelong LearningMaybe you received some gift cards and are looking for something for yourself.

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Design Thinking & the Future of Instructional Design Video

Bottom-Line Performance

The post Design Thinking & the Future of Instructional Design Video appeared first on Bottom-Line Performance. Learning Design

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Can Instructional Design Really Help Engagement?

Wisetail

A study on instructional design found that it nearly tripled expected course completion rates. And a well-designed LMS can increase users by upwards of 5x. The post Can Instructional Design Really Help Engagement? Spoiler alert: yes.

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Finding Design Inspiration

eLearning Brothers

As a graphic designer, I need to tap into my creativity on a daily basis. Just be careful—there is a lot of terrible design floating around online, so be picky about what you use to get inspired. I have a few places that I like to look when my design ideas aren’t working.

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Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover

Speaker: Margie Meacham

Microlearning isn’t just a way to design new learning; it can be a way to revitalize existing content too. Join Margie Meacham for a webinar breaking down the neuroscience behind microlearning, and providing a step-by-step method for reviewing and converting existing content.