Interactive videos as an effective instructional tool!

Upside Learning

While it may not be the right medium for every solution, what it offers as a learning tool falls under a wider spectrum as compared to other cost effective visual […]. Over the years, we have used interactive videos as a part of various learning solutions. Here are some key takeaways from our observations and learnings.

9 Effective Instructional Design Tactics

LearnDash

Effective online (or offline) instructional design is a critical component to improving learning retention. Without a well through-out instructional model, learning opportunities can be missed – sometimes completely. There are many theories on instructional design best practices. Cooperative Learning - Grouping learners results in a positive effect on overall learning. elearning instructional design

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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. Effective program evaluation requires careful planning prior to design to identify key data measures and means to collect the data prior to implementation.

Effective Instructional Graphics in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

We always recommend finding a way to create an image that engages learners and effectively communicates a message. Instructional graphics are great training aids and can make the difference between a so-so course and a great course. The true test of an instructional graphic: Can we look it and understand the concept without reading the supporting text? The challenge is, to create effective instructional graphics can be time consuming and costly.

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.

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. Many instructional designers are familiar with Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation and that’s a great start.

Developing Online Programs Efficiently and Effectively

CourseArc

As higher education institutions and school systems across the nation (and globe), close their physical classrooms and move learning online, the hardest step is determining how to do this effectively. In just a matter of hours, educators at Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland were able to develop an entire website providing instructional resources for students. We are facing unprecedented challenges with the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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. Any instructional designer worth their price is going to need to clearly set out unique objectives in the context of those who will be taking the course. It is a proven template that anyone can use when creating instructional content. instructional design

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8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Elements of Effective Scenarios. Here are some elements that designers should consider when creating effective scenarios: involves mentally processing and connecting the content presented to the question/task. Here is more research done about the effectiveness of scenarios.). Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers. The post 8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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Instructional Design Strategies for Collaborative Learning: 4 Approaches For Effective Collaboration

G-Cube

One way to increase effectiveness and productivity of collaborative learning is by engaging learners in well- defined scripts. Question-Answer Approach: In the first approach, an instructional designer presents the learner group with a series of questions on a specific topic. Back and forth style of questioning succeeds in engaging learners and effectively produces learning through collaboration. Instructional Design

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!

Virtual Instructional Designer Competencies

InSync Training

Virtual instructional designers manage the development of learning solutions for live, virtual classroom-based instruction. They connect client needs to solutions through analysis and execution of an effective design process. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Virtual Classroom Design Without the designer there would be no content to deliver. They make the material come alive by adding context to the content through teachable stories and engaging activities.

Effectiveness Of Online Instruction Post-COVID

eLearning Industry

The presence of technology has transformed education, making online learning as a part of the new learning method. In the past few years, online enrolments in higher education have continued to increase in the USA. This post was first published on eLearning Industry

Direct Instruction or Guided Discovery

Clark Quinn

And I realize I’m flying in the face of many august folks on whether to promote direct instruction or guided discovery. And I worry about the phrase “direct instruction” That easy to interpret as ‘information dump and knowledge test’; it sounds like the old ‘ error-free learning’! Similarly, the support for students to learn effective study skills is woeful. The post Direct Instruction or Guided Discovery appeared first on Learnlets.

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6 Design Tips for Building Effective Learning Games

LearnDash

We all know that gamification is an effective, enjoyable, engaging learning tool. Looking back, it’s a perfect example of effective gamification in e-learning. The post 6 Design Tips for Building Effective Learning Games appeared first on LearnDash. E-Learning Instructional Design elearning customization gamification learningBut how do you design a game for your course? I learned to type from an old computer game.

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!

xAPI in Instructional Design

Web Courseworks

But I’m interested in exploring the implications of xAPI for instructional design. We used to have to rely on pre to post data and A/B testing to determine whether a learning intervention was effective. We can use the data from the Learning Record Store in order to inform our instructional design decisions. I’m excited to see the way this data gets used to inform instructional design. The post xAPI in Instructional Design appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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10 Qualities and Skills of a Great Instructional Design Company

Spark Your Interest

Why Hire an Instructional Design Company? There are many reasons you to consider hiring a company that specializes in developing instructional products. You don’t have the time to bring together all the resources, and project manage a team of instructional designers, graphic artists, videographers, narrators, illustrators, and technical writers. In these situations, you need the resources of an experienced instructional design company.

Employee Generated Learning, a transcending role for Instructional Designers 

Challenge to Learn

In this blog post, I elaborated on how this transformation boils down to a shift away from content creation by instructional designers. Today I will focus on what the implications of Employee Generated Learning are for instructional designers (people who specialize in e-Learning creation).

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Four Instructional Design Lessons Inspired by the Lord of the Rings

Allen Interactions

By Kody Jackson, MA, Instructional Writer Intern. Instructional design is a lot like The Lord of the Rings. Instructional Design Effective e-Learning Design Learner Centric Design Learner Motivation e-Learning Instructional DesignThis isn’t the most obvious of comparisons, I’ll admit. Everyone in Middle Earth, after all, rides around on horses. We certainly don’t get to do that here at Allen Interactions.at

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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.

20+ More Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my list of 12+ Books for Instructional Designers , I received a lot of great suggestions for further reading. Instructional Design and Learning Design. ISD From the Ground Up: A No-Nonsense Approach to Instructional Design by Chuck Hodell was suggested by Phrodeo , who is using it as a textbook in a course she’s taking. Streamlined ID: A Practical Guide to Instructional Design : Miriam Larson suggested her book, co-authored with Barbara Lockee.

A Recipe for Effective Online Training: 4 Must-have Ingredients of Instruction

CommLab India

To design effective online training, there are 4 ingredients. eLearning Design effective online trainingOnline training may not be the solution for all workplace performance related issues, but helps employees hone their skills.

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.

What is an Instructional Designer and how to become one?

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

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. What is Instructional Design?

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.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

Stephen Covey is a well-known organizational consultant, perhaps especially well known for his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I was thinking about the book the other day, and I also started thinking about how those habits might translate for instructional design specifically. As instructional designers, we can be proactive by observing business trends and building relationships with our clients. This is what we should do as instructional designers as well.

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. With this in mind I wanted to share a few recent articles pertaining specifically to instructional design that I felt were particularly insightful – enjoy! instructional design

Effective eLearning Design – Applying Gagne’s 9 Events Of Instruction

CommLab India

eLearning design can be made effective by applying Gagne’s 9 events of instruction. Here’s more on each event and the ways to apply it in eLearning design. eLearning Design

Free eBook: Instructional Design 101

eLearning Industry

Choosing the best Instructional Design strategy for designing and developing an astounding online training course that benefits your organization is not an easy task. In this article, I'll discuss how and why mastering Instructional Design can lead to very effective online training courses. Instructional Design Free eLearning eBooks Instructional Design Best Practices Instructional Design Tips Instructional Designers

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5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond

Speaker: Nick DiMaso, Learning Content Manager and Technologist at BenchPrep

If 2020 hasn’t radically changed your approach to your learning program, it’s time to get in the digital learning game or risk being left behind. But if you’re searching for current, new ways to engage people online and keep your business thriving, look to your youngest learners. In the next 5 years, Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce, and Gen Z is right behind them. To future-proof your learning program, make sure your content is designed with these young professional learners in mind.

Creating an Instructional Design Portfolio

Devlin Peck

In this article, you’ll learn how to create an effective instructional design portfolio that helps you land full-time work and secure freelance clients

Intrinsic and Instructional Feedback in Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In her book Scenario-based e-Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Online Workforce Learning , Ruth Clark labels the two types of feedback “intrinsic” and “instructional.” ” Instructional feedback is what we see all the time in e-learning; it’s feedback that tells you what was right or wrong and possibly guides or coaches you about how to improve. Scenarios can also use instructional feedback.

The Instructional Designer’s Guide to Critical Thinking

InfoPro Learning

As Instructional Designers, we have always exhibited critical thinking prowess without realizing how important it is in the larger scheme of things. As instructional designers, we divide our learning time among three broad areas: 1. The majority of our instructional decisions are a result of the chosen source content. However, content heavy sources should not drive instruction, since most of these are not structured to enhance critical thinking in the subject.

“Effective Instructional Strategies”: Let Me Google That For You

Learning Solutions Magazine

Effective Instructional Strategies”: Let Me Google That For You. jane-bozarth. Tue, 11/05/2019 - 00:00

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.

Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

In short, effective learning usually isn’t “the quick and easy path.”. How to Tell Frustratingly Effective eLearning from Bad eLearning. At the end of the day, distinguishing frustratingly effective courses from downright bad ones is a useful skill. I worked on a particular course that had it all: pre-work, an individual practice activity, and then a live event assignment that drew on the earlier pieces.