BOGEYMEN OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Learnnovators

I’ve been an Instructional Designer for many years now. After all, design lives in the space where there is no formulaic answer. And Instructional Designers work with the unknown and the unfamiliar on a daily basis. Principal Learning Consultant @ Learnnovators.

Interactive Instructional Design Consultant

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry Florida International University.

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Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional design jobs were often done remotely before the pandemic. Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. eLearning companies.

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Instructional Design Consultant

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry Florida International University.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. Introduction to Instructional Design. Use the Ruth Clark’s media principles of design for effective eLearning.

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?

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. Many elearning developers are specialists; they work best when someone else provides them with a storyboard or script that they can be creative in building. More on Instructional Design Careers.

Senior Instructional Design Consultant - Remote

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry ttcInnovations.

Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

Spark Your Interest

So organizations everywhere are hiring elearning consultants to help them. But in the world of consulting, there are many nightmarish stories. Do you really need that new elearning consultant? Consulting War Stories. Including an elearning consultant.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields. It provides a model for the range of skills that fall under the umbrella of “instructional design.” eLearning. Leaving ADDIE for SAM is a favorite in the field.

Instructional Design Isn’t Dying. It’s Evolving.

Experiencing eLearning

You may have read dire predictions that instructional design is dead. The eLearning Guild just published a report titled “ Is instructional design a dying art? Instructional design is not dead or dying. Instructional design isn’t dying; it’s evolving. Instructional design previously evolved from only classroom training to classroom plus online training.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

What do you charge for an hourly rate as an instructional designer? These are all just benchmarks to use as a starting point, so you need to adjust for your experience, education, skills, industry, whether you’re a full-time employee or freelance consultant, etc. Harold Jarche’s “ So You Want To Be an ELearning Consultant? Design tasks are $50-100 on his chart; development tasks are $30-60.

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. In 2016, global revenues for self-paced eLearning reached $46.6 Instruction is delivered in one of three methods.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields. It provides a model for the range of skills that fall under the umbrella of “instructional design.” eLearning and Blended Learning. Visual Design. Consulting.

eLearning Freelancer Invoicing Q&A

Experiencing eLearning

When you are a freelancer or independent consultant, you have to invoice your clients. These questions about elearning freelancer invoicing came from Deborah Rivera in response to my post about time estimates for elearning development. eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp.

The Future Is Here – eLearning Is Now The Primary Learning Mode

Clarity Consultants

In the early days of the pandemic, colleges and universities had to call a halt to in-person classes quickly, leading to a haphazard transition to an eLearning model. There’s been a rapid evolution in the eLearning landscape, and.

Read These Instructional Design Articles

LearnDash

While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write. If you are an instructional designer then reading someone’s blog post or publication may give you ideas on techniques to use. Consultants can discover new strategies for handling difficult clients. 5 Instructional Design Articles You Should Read. instructional design

Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

Let’s face it – the title “Instructional Designer” comes with a reputation that designing instruction or training is all that we do. We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. By Dean Hawkinson.

Instructional Design Post-SCORM

Web Courseworks

Kicking off the 2017 eLearning Thought Leaders Series will be Megan Torrance from TorranceLearning on, “xAPI for Instructional Designers.” Torrance is Chief Energy Officer at TorranceLearning, an eLearning Brothers Company, where they specialize in custom learning design and development. Torrance has years of experience in business consulting and project management which she now funnels into instructional design and development.

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Leveraging the Capabilities of AGILE Instructional Design Strategies

eLearning Brothers

Often, when referred to in a business sense, AGILE strategies tend to focus on more project management or software development areas (such as with achieving continuous improvement, maintaining scope, increasing flexibility, obtaining team inputs, and with delivering high-quality products) than on instructional design strategies. As creator Conrad Gottfredson explained, AGILE instructional design “was founded upon the need of today’s organizations to be agile and adaptive.”

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How To: Design, Develop and Deliver eLearning

B Online Learning

A cynic might even argue that there are vested interests in the form of specialist consultants [.]. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Learning Management System Webinars adult learning principles instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

What is your hourly rate as an instructional designer? What about freelance or consultant rates? Use these benchmarks to use as a starting point, but you’ll need to adjust for your experience, education, skills, industry, whether you’re a full-time employee or independent consultant, etc. The eLearning Guild Salary Calculator is one of the best tools for comparing the variables that affect salary in the US. Consultant and Freelance Rates.

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do?

eLearning Architect

You probably see the job title bouncing around, but what does an eLearning consultant actually do? One of my colleagues once wrote an excellent article about the role of an instructional designer and I wanted to write something similar about my role. But I wanted to explain how I became a consultant, because I think experience is an essential part of what makes a consultant. “ “ Experience is an essential part of what makes a consultant. ”

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Instructional Designers. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology.

What Is An Instructional Designer? Less Than 100 Words

Roundtable Learning

Ready to learn more about instructional designers? Let’s dive into what an instructional designer is and 3 common tasks they complete. . What Is An Instructional Designer? 3 Main Tasks Of An Instructional Designer.

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Instructional Designers Need a Thick Skin

LearnDash

From the outside looking in, instructional designers look like they have it made! Those of us who have been in this industry for a few weeks learn a reality very quickly when it comes to being an instructional designer: you better have a thick skin. I suppose this is good advice for anyone across any industry, but I believe it to be twice as true for anyone in the elearning and training world. instructional design

DR. STELLA LEE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT DR. STELLA LEE: Dr. Stella Lee brings over 20 years of international experience in e-learning, blended, and distance learning strategy, design, development, project management, and implementation. Stella runs a consulting company called Paradox Learning , and is based in Calgary, Canada.

Custom eLearning Topics: 3 Tips from a Training Company Design Team to Improve UX

Allencomm

Custom eLearning courses must be built with the user experience in mind to be most engaging and effective. Could you use tips to improve the UX of your custom eLearning. Read More.

What Instructional Design Theories Work Best With Online Training?

Clarity Consultants

Here are 3 instructional design models that have proven to operate well in the modern age of online training courses. 1) The ADDIE Model. The ADDIE Model is an instructional design theory that we have mentioned before on this blog. ADDIE stands for Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. If something doesn’t work perfectly the first time, designers and trainers can take that information and apply it to the next cycle.

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How does instructional design work?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

What is Instructional Design? Think of an Instructional Designer like a scriptwriter for a movie. How will it help me produce better elearning content? Instructional Design in a Nutshell. What is the process of working with an instructional designer?

Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

In this guest blog, Jean Marrapodi explores this common issue and challenges instructional designers to start thinking of themselves more as performance consultants. Maybe we need an elearning module to explain ‘supply chain management’, so they can see the bigger picture.”. The Instructional Designer’s Role: Performance Consultant. As Instructional Designers, we really must serve as Performance Consultants when we are given an assignment.

Getting Started as a Freelance Instructional Designer

Experiencing eLearning

If you are starting out as a freelance instructional designer or consultant, what do you need to know and do? I know many of you out there have made the leap from regular employee to consultant. I have found a few resources already: Harold Jarche’s So You Want to Be an eLearning Consultant? I just bought Consulting Basics after reading Bill Brandon’s review. (It

5 Tips To Optimize Your Instructional Design Process For Better eLearning Courses

TalentLMS

By investing in training development and leveraging smart instructional design strategies for eLearning, your people will become the change that your business seeks. Models for Instructional Design. Organizations big and small have been designing training since the industrial revolution. So, the trick is to find an instructional design process that is effective in enabling employees to learn. 5 Tips for Effective Instructional Design.

Instructional Design Explained - Interview with George Joeckel

JoomlaLMS

If you use an LMS to run an eLearning project, then you probably know that course development is inseparably connected with instructional design. How to become an expert in instructional design? How to develop an effective eLearning course? To find answers to these and other burning questions we’ve decided to consult an experienced instructional designer and eLearning guru – George Joeckel.

BOB MOSHER – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

You have been trying to help the community better understand the science behind it and ways to bring that into learning design. In this context, we are reminded of your thought that “Designing for the moment of apply is hugely different from the current approach of content-driven learning.

Why Every Company Must Hire an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

One thing has always surprised me when doing elearning consulting projects, and it’s that nearly ever client failed to have a full-time instructional designer on their staff. One of the few exceptions was a project I did for a local state government – they actually had someone creating and maintaining their elearning. For the rest though, they were throwing dollars at consultants to do the work for them. instructional design training

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. See Christys post, Technology Skills for Instructional Designers for more on this conversation.)

Why Today’s ELearning Can Stink

LearnDash

Elearning today is suffering from standards of the past, from instructional design principles to the tools we use to create the courses. For years, Articulate has been a juggernaut in the rapid elearning development space. They have nearly perfected their offering making easy (and intuitive) for instructional designers to jump into course creation without having to learn complex systems or technology.

3 Ways to Earn More Money as an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

Recently I received an email from someone on LinkedIn who was curious to know more about instructional design, and how to break into the industry. These questions are always hard to answer since getting into instructional design is dependent on many factors. Of the three to four questions I was asked by this individual, one question in particular really struck me: “How much can I expect to make as an Instructional Designer?”

Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

The L&D needs to comprise some of the following roles to cater to the changing needs of the future of work: Instructional Designer/Learning Designer- including needs analysis, designing learning in line with adult learning principles, structuring learning events for different delivery channels, and so on Learning Delivery- including facilitation / presentation of learning events, engaging learners, making best use of different media. Design was linear.