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?

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.”. Equipped with your notebook and iPhone, your plan is to capture evidence of the application of the things you’ve taught them and see what gaps might exist. Elearning Inspiration

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Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

Ask, “Do employees know how to do the task?” Use training to address skill gaps, not for other problems. Once you know the type of problem, you can align your solution to that problem. How will we know if this course is successful? Do different parts of the audience need different training? What do learners need to DO as a result of this course? Note that this isn’t about what they need to KNOW, but about what they need to do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Me: Im an instructional designer. I create eLearning.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. focused on the organization and creation of instructional elements in. of several instructional elements. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? How do they connect to the business.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. So how much interactivity do you require for your content? What do they need to be able to ‘do’ as an outcome of this module? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. You can do that with Preso! As e-learning developers we are often given slide decks to convert into self-directed eLearning modules. who don’t have instructional design experience.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Training managers have a lot to do. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Training managers have a lot to do. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015. DIY eLearning will Reveal the Value of Professional Course Design. The market for eLearning course creation is shifting. Those are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

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.

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.

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. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. Determine that it really is a skill or knowledge gap before you continue.

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7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

Infopro Learning

Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use of your resources. Thorough evaluations improve eLearning ROI and ensure a smooth collaboration. Form An Outsourcing eLearning Prep Team. Evaluate Your Current eLearning Strategy.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is the second post in the series of 22, that will form a how to guide to the principles of the eLearning manifesto. This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to make it more constructive I want to turn it around and change it into: “Only apply eLearning when it is the most effective option”. Is e-Learning a formal course or is everything you learn digitally eLearning? Is there room for eLearning in this phase?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? In my recent post Instructional Design - Whats in a Name? ID student commented: My problem with the industry is that the degree in instructional design is required of management. Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work?

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. eLearning is evolving.

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. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. Determine that it really is a skill or knowledge gap before you continue.

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. So, the trick is to find an instructional design process that is effective in enabling employees to learn. An instructional design process that would “guarantee” the effectiveness of learning programs. 5 Tips for Effective Instructional Design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, February 26, 2008 InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer Were seeking a full-time Instructional Designer to join our growing company here in Westborough, Massachusetts. Invision Learning is seeking an Instructional Designer to design leading-edge interactive multimedia and web-based eLearning applications.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. We know that e-learning hasn’t yet started leveraging the incredible power of the internet or the web.

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JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Her focus has been on utilizing the disciplines of educational psychology, instructional design, and behavioral science to promote and support the improvement of peoples’ lives through sustainable long-term learning and behavioral change. Instead we should ask: “how would I do that online?”

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. A fun speaker, Cathy has been invited to present her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’.

eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement

TalentLMS

eLearning content development is serious business! In fact, without authentic content, you are unlikely to have a worthwhile eLearning course. Before plunging into an eLearning course development process with your team, spend some time developing a formal problem statement. Often, successful eLearning organizations or companies with in-house eLearning departments face the looming challenge of “what should the next eLearning course be about?”

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development. Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development. The Challenges When You Outsource Your eLearning Content Development.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Dr. John Curry was kind enough to post a really detailed reading list in his post How to Get an Instructional Design Education Without Paying Tuition (gotta love that title!)

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). So when you think about corporate gamification for learning, or even gamification for eLearning, you are really thinking about how you can take the mechanics from gameplay and apply them to your learning experience to both engage and motivate your participants to drive a meaningful behavior change. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right?

Response from an eLearning Creator

Matthew Guyan

We don’t dig to deeply to find out more because it’s always a knowledge gap and creating courses full of information is always the most effective solution. Even though I have many years of experience, multiple degrees and diplomas in Adult Education and Multimedia and Educational Psychology, write for numerous online publications and actively participate in the eLearning community I still don’t know as much as they do about online learning.

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. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. Who knows?

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? How do you educate your clients about the most effective approaches to learning?

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). So when you think about corporate gamification for learning, or even gamification for eLearning, you are really thinking about how you can take the mechanics from gameplay and apply them to your learning experience to both engage and motivate your participants to drive a meaningful behavior change. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 19, 2009 Instructional Design: Whats in a name? I stumbled across this on a writers blog today: "Officially, I’m now an Instructional Designer. Koreen Olbrish asks "Is Instructional Design Dead?" If all we do is write training material, then perhaps yes. We have questioned the value of Instructional Designers.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with ID Degrees = 25%

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Instructional Designers with ID Degrees = 25% Instructional Designers are still responding to the survey I recently posted, asking instructional designers to tell us about their educational background and ID training. 8 people have advanced degrees in instructional design (25%). The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 28, 2009 What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer? Someone got to my blog the other day by searching on “what’s the difference between learning designers and instructional designers?&# In my last job, I was the Manager of Instructional Design. What do you think?? What I do spans a broader scope.

The 5-step elearning content development process

Elucidat

Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? We’ve learned from the wins and war stories of hundreds of learning teams and boiled this down to five key steps for producing effective elearning. The 5 essential steps for a successful elearning development process are: Set clear goals ( Capture ). The most successful elearning projects take time upfront to research users. What’s blocking them from doing so right now?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer? A SME builds a course with the latest rapid eLearning tool. A teacher makes a leap into a new field and gets a job as an "instructional designer". Are they instructional designers? When do you cross the line and enter the hallowed world of Instructional Design?

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. A fun speaker, Cathy has been invited to present her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’.