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20 Years as an Instructional Designer

Experiencing eLearning

This month marks 20 years since I started at my first instructional design job. In my research on related careers, I discovered instructional design and started reading everything I could find online. It took me a year of searching to get that job and transition from training to instructional design.

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Professional Organizations for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

What professional organizations are useful for instructional designers? This post is part of a series about instructional design careers. The Learning Guild, ATD, TLDC, Training Magazine Network, and LDA all provide both free and paid resources for instructional designers and other learning and development professionals.

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Instructional Design Careers and Freelancing Presentations

Experiencing eLearning

While most of the the presentations, webinars, and podcast interviews that I do relate to scenario-based learning , I have also spoken with multiple groups about instructional design careers and freelancing. This post is a collection of all of my presentations and podcasts about instructional design careers and freelancing.

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What does an instructional designer do?

Paradiso Solutions

Instructional Designer on the eLearning Hemisphere. To design the online learning content, need more creativity and expert mind. This is where the instructional designer’s role comes into play. So, who is an instructional designer? what does an instructional designer do? contact-form-7].

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out." You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? This doesn’t have to be true.

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Instructional Design Careers and Trends Webinar

Experiencing eLearning

I recently had the pleasure of speaking in a webinar on instructional design careers and trends. We answered questions about both instructional design career pathways and where instructional design may be heading in the future. How did you get into instructional design?

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Modern Strategies for Classic Instructional Design | InSync Insights

InSync Training

The Challenge: Integrating classic instructional design with modern technology The evolution from traditional classrooms to hybrid work and hybrid learning has required a major shift in how we design and deliver content, as well as how we use technology to deliver the most effective training to learners.

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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.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. For example, even a simple phrase like “got milk” translates to “are you lactating” in Mexico. Can you imagine what a straight translation might do to your course?

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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

Join Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist at Inno-Versity, and Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead of Inno-Versity, as they continue in this series by addressing the third tier of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the learners!

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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

Join Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist at Inno-Versity, and Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead of Inno-Versity, as they assess a return on learning by looking at the unique returns and investments involved in the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

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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. As a result, most games are engaging, intriguing, and immersive, while instructional content tends to be boring and perfunctory. In this webinar, Karl Kapp will help you make that shift.

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Designing For Engagement: Revive Your L&D Strategy with Gamification, VR, and More

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer, Userlane

Storytelling design. Tips for virtual instruction engagement. How to design efficient eLearning training programs to prevent employee frustration and disengagement. Video coaching programs. January 10, 2023 at 9:30 am PT, 12:30 pm ET, 5:30 pm GMT

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Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover

Speaker: Margie Meacham

But it’s not so easy to change the way you design learning. While microlearning may be a solution, it takes time and resources to rethink instructional design. Microlearning isn’t just a way to design new learning; it can be a way to revitalize existing content too. Then there’s the challenge of all that existing content.

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Authentic eLearning Localization: Challenges and Best Practices

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward (and sometimes disastrous) learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to ensure optimal results. The common challenges instructional designers and other learning professionals come across when implementing localization. translates to “are you lactating?”