Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
In the last article , we discussed ID, ISD and the various models and frameworks associated with both. The article ended with an introduction to ADDIE framework of learning design. ADDIE Framework. Proposed instructional strategies. Design Phase.
Webinar - The Art of Storyboarding
JUNE 9, 2015
Storyboard is like the blueprint of an eLearning course. Instructional designers and course creators mostly intend to create a good storyboard for their courses but something or the other hinders them. eLearning Instructional Design storyboard storyboarding webinar
Storyboards: What’s in a Number?
APRIL 12, 2017
The first time I worked with a storyboard template it was numbered 100, 200, 300, and so on. I did what I thought was the helpful thing and renumbered the storyboards to 1, 2, 3, and so on. What Are Storyboard Numbers? Why Number Storyboards at All?
Gaps in the ADDIE Instructional Design Model
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
I have often written in the past about the strengths of using an elearning model, such as ADDIE , for course design, development, and delivery. ADDIE is a strong basis for any training event. Poor designs aren’t recognized as such until too late.
Top Writing Mistakes in Storyboards
APRIL 15, 2014
Recently we asked our instructional designers and storyboard editors what mistakes they were finding (and constantly fixing) during storyboard edits. is an abbreviation for the Latin words exempli gratia , which mean “for the sake of example.”
Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
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.
MARCH 18, 2014
Job Title: Instructional Designer. Job Category: eLearning, software, instructional design, training, education. Digitec Interactive is looking for an Instructional Designer to work with our production team in Orlando, Florida. The candidate will report to a project manager and perform instructional design tasks, following the ISD process to design and write e-learning modules, courses, and game-based learning experiences.
Top Instructional Design Tips
OCTOBER 20, 2015
At a recent workshop I was asked to put together a post with some of my top instructional design tips. Of course, over the past 8 years most of the posts are littered with various tips related to instructional design. Instructional Design Tips.
Storyboarding, prototypes and e-learning design
Spark Your Interest
OCTOBER 11, 2011
This week they talked a bit about storyboarding. Kevin Thorn (aka learnnugget) was the guest and he said he is not a fan of showing any kind of graphic to client in the initial stages, as the client can become fixated with that element and derail the higher level instructional framework.
3 Signs Your Training Department is Instructional Design Deficient
MARCH 29, 2016
You immediately started developing an eLearning course–writing storyboards, creating graphics, testing navigation, programming buttons, configuring quizzes, the whole nine yards. I’ll tell you what happened: your training department was ID-deficient or instructional design-deficient.
Storyboarding for E-Learning: Challenges and Tips
JULY 20, 2012
The storyboard is a representation of content, visual design, interactivity, navigation, narration etc in soft copy form. For examples of storyboards, check out Connie Malamed’s blog. Storyboards are used by the instructional designer (ID) to: Gain agreement with the subject matter expert (SME) on the design approach of the e-learning course Provide instruction to the e-learning developer on [.]. Design Development
Storyboarding, prototypes and e-learning design
Spark Your Interest
OCTOBER 11, 2011
This week they talked a bit about storyboarding. Kevin Thorn (aka learnnugget) was the guest and he said he is not a fan of showing any kind of graphic to client in the initial stages, as the client can become fixated with that element and derail the higher level instructional framework. He starts with the storyboard and maps it out. It made me think about my design process, more specifically marrying the graphic or visual design with the instructional flow.
4 Excellent Examples of E-learning Courses
AUGUST 17, 2016
As an instructional designer, this could be your worst nightmare. Fully immersive and robust visual design. As a learning and design professional, how can you beat the short attention span of online learners? Great storyboarding and strong script.
Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning
DECEMBER 12, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects.
10 “Super” Instructional Design Skills
JANUARY 12, 2014
If you ever wondered what it takes to be a successful instructional designer, then the inforgraphic below (originally detailed by SHIFT elearning ) is a good place to start. 10 Instructional Design Skills. elearning instructional design
Five Tips To Make an Instructional Designer’s LinkedIn Profile Shine
MARCH 26, 2017
In-line with this redesigned user experience that LinkedIn offers now; I am going to share some tips that could make your profile stand out as an eLearning professional, and specifically as an instructional designer. An interesting way that graphic designers could use this feature is by using some innovative infographic or tag-cloud as the background photo. Oh, and people love my storyboards. You could also design your own examples to be uploaded as media.
Become an Expert in Instructional Design
AUGUST 18, 2014
Becoming an instructional designer doesn’t happen overnight. What are the stakes to be an instructional designer? An instructional designer must and always have a goal for this is where it will start. Let us look at the basic 4Ds of Instructional design.
Getting to know ADDIE. Part 3 - Development
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Having scoped out the target audience, settled on what knowledge the course aims to impart, and composed a plan during the Design stage, we are prepared to move on to Development - a key stage of the ADDIE process, though not the last one. elearning ADDIE elearning methodology
Instructional Design for Responsive Projects in Captivate 8
MAY 28, 2014
Responsive projects in Captivate 8 offer the ability to design and publish responsive mobile projects in a way we haven’t seen in the past. We offer this blog as Quick Start Guide for instructional designers looking to design for responsive projects.
ADDIE vs AGILE: How to set up a fast and effective eLearning production process
APRIL 21, 2016
The ADDIE model for eLearning. ADDIE has been around since the 1950s. ADDIE is an acronym made up of five words: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Design. The information gained during analysis informs the design phase.
Captivate 8 Custom Motion Effect Example
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
The original concept for this activity came from another instructional designer on a recent project where she wrote the storyboard and I did the Captivate development.
So, you want to be an Instructional Designer?
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
You’re probably wondering – what does this have to do with instructional design? Outside of the e-learning industry, it seems that very few people know what an instructional designer is. An existing knowledge of contemporary design.
Top 10 Instructional Design Tips for Effective eLearning
DECEMBER 11, 2016
Instructional Design (ID) plays a crucial role in designing an engaging and effective e-learning course. The instructional designer employs ID strategies to create good e-learning courses that facilitate optimum knowledge transfer. View this sample elearning course.
Meet Instructional Designer Brandon Winston [Audio Interview]
The Learning Dispatch
AUGUST 4, 2016
Instructional designer Brandon Winston joined the Microassist curriculum development team in May 2016. In roughly three minutes, Brandon gives insight on what an instructional designer does and why he’s so passionate about the process of developing custom training. BRANDON: I have been hired as an instructional designer here with Microassist. VIVIAN: And what does an instructional designer do?
Learn How To Be An Instructional Designer
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Check out these awesome resources to learn more about becoming an Instructional Designer: Breaking into Instructional Design. Our friend Connie, the eLearning Coach, has a great eCourse for people who want to learn more about Instructional Design and Technology. In her eCourse she answers questions like: What type of work do Instructional Designers do? Do I need a degree to be an Instructional Designer? Storyboard That.
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. This model is broken up into 5 phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.
eLearning Storyboards: How to Create A Clear Road Map Everyone Can Follow
DECEMBER 13, 2013
If you are designing the course, it’s your job to set up a clear road map that will help your reviewers stay with you for the entire trip. You need to create documents such as storyboards to guide your journey.
How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning
APRIL 21, 2017
For example, a client might ask you for training on “quality customer service” or “better communication between nurses and patients.” You need specifics and examples. Can you give me an example? Storyboard or Draft.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. I dont think good instructional design requires a degree.
Why We Integrate Our Instructional Design and Product Design Teams
MAY 23, 2016
In most cases (and especially for in-house instructional design situations) the instructional design and product design and development teams operate side-by-side. At eLearning Mind, we’ve rethought the way that our ID and multimedia design departments work together, and we realized that these teams are interdependent and collaborating over a wall isn’t the most effective way to get the most out of each. Reason #1: Learner-Centered Design.
The Instructional Design Review: Questions to Ask
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
This week let’s look at the Instructional Design Review. This is why we always check the instructional design. Ideally, though, you would have a separate team member with instructional design knowledge review the course. Unless we have a project where we have chosen to take a rapid development approach and skip the storyboard, we do the Instructional Design review (and Content Review, as well) in the “paper” phase of our reviews.
An eLearning Design Checklist with Development in Mind
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Time to get proactive with eLearning Design! Here is a comprehensive checklist of things you should be thinking through and documenting for each page of your course design. If you need a storyboard template, download our Free Instructional Design Storyboard Template !
Define and Develop
APRIL 13, 2016
At CourseArc we have created hundreds of engaging online modules for our clients and in this process we have found that many K-12 organizations, universities, and corporate training departments have few to no resources with formal training in instructional design.
Practical Storyboarding – Not Just for Developers
JANUARY 4, 2011
We designers work in the world of business needs as well as learner instructional needs. Pulling these two diverse needs together into one excellent eLearning product is a challenge we face with every design. For example: Suppose the specifications state that you must incorporate the company’s visual branding standards into a lesson? Ensuring that content points and specifications are cared for within the lesson’s design can be challenging, but it need not be daunting.