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.

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. William Horton’s e-Learning by Design is Nahla Anwer Aly’s favorite book in the field.

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ADDIE Abandoned for Performance Consulting Skills

Living in Learning

For that last few days I have been contributing to a thread on the eLearning Guild’s network group on LinkedIn. The topic that has been hotly debated, trashed, twisted, modified, and/or exalted is none other than ADDIE. I was okay participating in that lively dialogue until I stumbled upon another post by an ISD asking a question about a “loan processing training issue”. Company leadership wants loan processing training – NOW, and the ISD was asking, “What would you do?”.

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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.

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.

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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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?

Senior Instructional Design Consultant - Remote

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry ttcInnovations.

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.

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.

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.

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. ”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Big Question for November - Future of ISD / ADDIE / HPT?

Tony Karrer

The question this month is: Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning? If you look at the shift between eLearning 1.0, As I've pointed to before: Course and Courseware are Fading - The Future of eLearning. Instead, I think of our industry as being involved in the convergence of management consulting, human performance, learning and technology. eLearning 1.3, eLearning 2.0

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.

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.

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.

eLearning Cyclops: A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer.

eLearning Cyclops

eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Free eLearning. A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer Are in a Bar and Identify a Training Need: A response to the #LCBQ. It is important to note that I am writing from the perspective of an e-learning designer in a corporate training department. We have also educated them on the design and development process, and the time required, within the organization.

Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

B Online Learning

We see this building content for clients and for the clients we consult with and the clients we train. Having acknowledged that there are intrinsic and unique aspects of all eLearning projects we must also mention there are some broad components of content development that allow us to categorise the type of development required and adjust our approach to that development. Consultative Project. Instructional design approaches. Media and graphic design elements.

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.

Ready, Set, Reset: 21 Questions and Tips To Guide Your Digital Instruction to Success

Allen Interactions

Ready, Set, Reset: 21 Questions & Tips To Guide Your Digital Instruction to Success. Strategic Consulting eLearning Instructional DesignHappy 2021!

Understanding Effective eLearning

Rapid eLearning

If your customer is happy, then you’re an effective course designer. Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs. E-learning E-learning 101 Online Course Design Performance Consulting Project Management

Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

A while back we wrote an article on finding the right eLearning partner. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer? There’s a lot of pressure on instructional designers these days to know the various development tools. And some instructional designers have become quite proficient in the use of their preferred authoring program.

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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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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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

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

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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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 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.

Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

The next post will provide additional details on designing these converted online or blended programs. Determine the format of the course (self-paced elearning, blended, virtual training, etc.). eLearning. Converting training to self-paced elearning cuts the time in half. . Example 2: If the classroom version was 5 days long, assume 6 hours of instruction per day of training (subtracting breaks, intros, etc.).

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.

eLearning Project Management

Design2Train

eLearning Project Management eLearning Project ManagementThe Design2Train team is an experienced group of eLearning professionals who can coach you on how to quickly convert existing classroom training but ALSO how to MANAGE the eLearning project to save time and money.We

Converting ILT to eLearning

Design2Train

Converting ILT to eLearning Ready to Convert Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to eLearningThe Design2Train team is an experienced group of eLearning professionals who can coach you on how to quickly convert existing classroom training but ALSO how to MANAGE the eLearning project to save time and money.We

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Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Boring instruction ranges in effectiveness, but resides in the area of a total waste of time to an unfortunate loss of opportunity. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.