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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.

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). Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping approach is our go-to for aligning instruction and performance supports with business goals and tangible action on the job. Shape scope and design with learner personas. Design for 9 moments of learning need.

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ADDIE Model of Instructional Design

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This statement rings true when you are developing your learning and training program. The simple answer is you use an instructional design model. An instructional design model is a tool or a framework to develop your training materials. Implementing the Addie Model.

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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. If we were to attend a workshop on Instructional Design, I would envision it to look something like this: >ADDIE model has been listed again and separately because of its importance in the ID process.

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.

Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

This is post #3 in a series about how to become an instructional designer. I know many instructional designers were originally teachers or trainers who changed careers (just like I did). However, just like every other field, instructional design has its own set of jargon and specialized knowledge. If you’re considering moving into instructional design, I think one of the best things to do is just to start reading about it.

Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree

Experiencing eLearning

A certificate from a great program is probably more valuable than a masters degree from a mediocre program (although I expect your choice isn’t as black and white as that). Which program looks more interesting and personally motivating for you? One measure of where you’ll learn more is whether or not the program helps you build a portfolio. If the program doesn’t explicitly help you assemble a portfolio, creating course samples is important.

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.

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? , The direct way is to get your masters degree or graduate certificate in instructional design or something similar. This is the fastest and simplest route into instructional design.

Gaps in the ADDIE Instructional Design Model

LearnDash

I have often written in the past about the strengths of using an elearning model, such as ADDIE , for course design, development, and delivery. I still happen to believe that ADDIE (or derivatives of this framework) tend to capture the most under the instructional design umbrella, but that’s not to say there aren’t any flaws. The better approach is to diversify, and the same can be said when you go through the process of creating a training program.

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Leveraging Training to Go Beyond with Sales Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, VP of Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Synchrony

Whether you’re pitching a new training program, improving your onboarding process, or working to move a key metric, the trick is to optimize content creation and deployment for maximum results. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk, VP of Instructional Design & Training Delivery at Synchrony, will lay out a schematic for Sales Enablement, and demonstrate where training should fit in your overall strategy.

Instructional Design Basics: What Is ADDIE?

Convergence Training

Many people who wind up having training creation as part of their job roles have never had a full opportunity to learn about the basics of instructional design, how people learn, and how to develop training. One of those, and in fact the most commonly known one, is ADDIE. Design.

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Discovering Instructional Design 9: Implementation and Improvement

The E-Learning Curve

The Instructional Design process can be said to have a number of stages. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 9: Implementation and Improvement appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. ADDIE E-learning Design E-learning Development Instructional Design 4-level model content delivery criterion test e-learning elearning implementation improvement instructional design ISD Kirkpatrick learning program

The ADDIE Instructional Design Model

DigitalChalk eLearning

The ADDIE model is one of the most popular processes that instructional designers and training developers use. Design. The Instructional Design process deals with learning objectives, assessment instruments, exercises, content, subject matter analysis, lesson planning, and media selection. During Development you build the potential program or course. The ADDIE model is an Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model.

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Transitioning from Teaching to Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

Last week I gave a webinar through UCI on transitioning from teaching to instructional design. I shared my story of moving from teaching to instructional design as well as tips for finding a job. Instructional Design Competencies. Comparing lists of instructional design competencies to your current skills is one way to determine what you already know and where you need to focus on improving.

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Return on Learning from Every Angle: 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

Accurately reporting the Return on Learning for an eLearning program is more complex than a traditional ROI calculation can convey. To get a full picture that goes beyond financial gains, you need to incorporate the perspectives of the Triple Bottom Line of Learning (TBLL) and what is important to each party involved: the C-suite, the learning team, and the learners. Join Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist at Inno-Versity, and Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead of Inno-Versity, as they conclude this series by highlighting key strategies and techniques to help you compile a TBLL Report for your next learning initiative.

Evaluating a Virtual Instructional Program

InSync Training

Summary: As it turns out, evaluating a virtual training program is just like evaluating any other instructional program. Anyone familiar with ADDIE can tell you that the last step (the “E”) is evaluation.

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?” we talked about the concept and definition of instructional design. This week, we wanted to cover some common terms that you are bound to hear in almost instructional design setting. For the experienced Instructional Designers out there, what terminology did you wish you had known first? Analysis: First phase of ADDIE. Such instruction is usually self-paced.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

This is where the discipline of instructional design comes in. ” Never mind that I had delivered precisely what was described in my abstract, the thought that social learning as part of a formal educational program could be made into a turnkey system flabbergasted me. ” And that led me to think about instructional design (and L&D as a whole) as it’s often practiced today: practitioners want solutions they can implement.

Taking Your Training Global? Don’t Forget Instructional Design!

InSync Training

As our organizations expand, we will rarely create a training program that will only have one delivery run in one location. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Global Virtual Classroom Blended Learning Instructional Design

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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. Consequently, training programs which were based on the principles of learning, instruction and human behavior, began to be developed.

How to Go Live: Virtual Classroom Instructional Design Tips

InSync Training

While delivery and corporate learning culture absolutely impact the success of virtual training, we cannot overlook the importance of instructional design. Instructional design provides the foundation on which the entire experience grows and thrives. Without the stability of thoughtful design, the rest of the virtual training program exists precariously and in danger of collapse. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design How to Go Live Series

In Celebration of Modern Learning Instructional Designers

InSync Training

Today, InSync Training hosts our first-ever Instructional Designer Day celebration. Moving forward, we will dedicate the third Wednesday of March to highlighting the important contributions of those who create training programs of all sizes and types. Have you ever attended a learning program that helped you build new skills? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need to thank an instructional designer ! Design Instructional Design

Instructional Design Model

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For newbie’s in e-learning to achieve greater success, there’s a need for them to familiarize themselves with the instructional design best practices. With several instructional design models out there, only a few have been widely accepted. Below are the four widely used instructional design models to keep you going in your learning program. The ADDIE Instructional Design Model. Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction.

Should We Rename Instructional Design?

LearnDash

Just recently, Connie Malamed wrote an interesting piece on her blog making the case for giving “Instructional Design” a new name. For those of you who may be new to the field, an “Instructional Designer” is the moniker given to those who create educational content. Instructional designers create elearning, live-instruction courses, informative webinars, and so on. instructional design

The Future of Instructional Design

InSync Training

With virtual reality , gamification , and microlearning , we now have access to a wide variety of strategies, techniques, and technologies when creating our blended learning programs. 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.

Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Created in the military during World War II, the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model has dominated curriculum design for the last 40 years. However, according to Dave Meier, in The Accelerated Learning Handbook , the ISD model is “too slow, cumbersome, stiff, linear, and emotionally dull…to get the job done today.” Meier says there needs to be a new approach to instructional design that replaces the outdated ISD.

Discovering Instructional Design 8: Developing Material for Learning Programs

The E-Learning Curve

Continuing this E-Learning Curve Blog series of articles on discovering instructional design. Today, I'm going to outline some guidelines for developing material for learning programs. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 8: Developing Material for Learning Programs appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Fundamentals of Modern Instructional Design

InSync Training

Training has a great track record of successfully teaching learners during formal events, but our programs often don’t address informal learning. Nothing we design stands alone anymore, and no moment of learning need goes unaddressed. Instructional Design Modern Blended LearningTraining Magazine Network Recap. And we know learners build critical skills during unstructured, non-facilitated events, like Googling a term or asking Holly in HR for guidance.

The Main Responsibility of Every Instructional Designer

InSync Training

We may think so, but if our learners have other priorities, our L&D programs get lost in the noise. Virtually There Instructional DesignVirtually There session recap. Our learners have a lot going on.

Instructional Design Techniques For Adaptive Learning

eLearning Industry

If you’re interested in adaptive learning but unsure when and how to apply it, these learning challenges and 12 proven examples from highly effective training programs will get you started.

My Journey from Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design

InfoPro Learning

How about transforming this new content into a blended learning program?” After some hasty research, I found a source which talked about changing the name of ‘instructional designers’ to ‘learning experience designers’. Learning experience design simply means creating experiences rather than just curriculum. What do I have to do to become a learning experience designer? Move away from converting information to instruction. Instructional Design

Discovering Instructional Design 3: A Systems Approach

The E-Learning Curve

Several types of analysis are undertaken when using a systems approach for Instructional Systems Design (ISD) strategy to learning program development. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 3: A Systems Approach appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Discovering Instructional Design 7: Objectives Analysis

The E-Learning Curve

It is critical to the instructional development process that designers understand what skills and knowledge learners need to bring to the instructional process. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 7: Objectives Analysis appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. This is achieved through objectives analysis.

What is an Instructional Designer and how to become one?

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What is an Instructional Designer? An Instructional Designer (ID) develops learning material for schools, organizations and business. What skills should one dispose to become an Instructional Designer? Types of Instructional Designers.

9 Essential Instructional Designer Skills

LearnDash

So you want to be an instructional designer but you’re not sure the exact qualifications ? Well, Today’s Instructional Designer does more than create elearning or live instructor courses, they must wear many hats. While certainly not an exhaustive list, today’s new and improved instructional designer must play the roles of: Writer: In many cases, courses are derived from technical documentation, various word documents, PowerPoint slides, and so on.

Critical Elements of Instructional Design

LearnDash

If you have been creating online training programs for some time now, I am sure you have your own list, or could perhaps add to the one below. 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.