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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Engaging eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

My answer, or at least part of it, is that eLearning designers and developers have very few good examples to reference. There is so much more we could be doing, though–if we take the time to consider how to design in an engaging way.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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 !

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!)

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.

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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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.

3 Instructional Design Theories


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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eLearning: Designing for Every Learner

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

As an instructional designer, I don't want to leave any students out in the cold. by Sally Cox    In my fantasy world, every learner who takes one of my courses would be tech savvy; and I'd be able to try lots of cool new things to keep them interested.

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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10 Helpful Resources for Online Course Designers


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.

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

on how to design and build better blended. 5 312-846-6656 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.

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.

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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Designing effective eLearning

Origin Learning

Organizations adopt different project management techniques, instructional design models, and visual design principles to create eLearning solutions. The post Designing effective eLearning appeared first on Origin Learning Blog - E learning solutions | LMS | Mobile Learning.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

on how to design and build better blended. 5 312-846-6656 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.

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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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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The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design


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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Designing Mobile Learning Solutions


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.

Tips for Faster, Easier, Better eLearning Design

Allen Interactions

Instructional design determines the effectiveness of training. In all of my presentations, demonstrations, books, and webinars, I contrast what can be achieved through great design with what is so often not achieved because basic design principles were not applied.

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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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How To Use Design Thinking In Learning Experience Design

The eLearning Coach

If you are required to be creative on demand in your daily work, you may find that a Design Thinking model suits your needs. Design Thinking is an approach for deeply understanding the audience and their challenges, in order to generate creative and effective solutions.

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Modern Design: Clean and Simple

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Right now design is all the rage. Companies are promoting designers to the CEO level (design-e-o's?), incorporating design at the highest levels, prioritizing design, paying designers the big bucks, and generally going on a design spree. If creating easy-to-use, intuitive products is by design, then by all means give me more design. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on design?

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Lessons on Instructional Design from…my Dog

Allen Interactions

By Carly Yuenger, Senior Instructional Designer. For the last two-and-a-half years, I’ve been the primary trainer to my dog, but for some reason, my mind has kept this task separate from my daylighting work as an instructional designer. Instructional Design Carly Yuenger

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