Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio. This post on building an instructional design portfolio includes what to include and additional tips. Careers & Work Instructional Design portfolio

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. More on Instructional Design Careers.

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Instructions

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

After reading this from Andrew Jacobs, Joining Instructions , I felt obliged to comment/reply: “You WILL be at THIS place at THIS time for THIS duration with THESE people.

Instructional Design Experience Before Your First Job

Experiencing eLearning

” That’s a recurring questions I hear from those trying to start their instructional design careers. If you’re someone looking to transition from another field into instructional design, what do you create for your portfolio to prove your skills?

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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

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!

Getting Into Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

Broadly, there are two different ways to move from another field into an instructional design career: the direct path and the indirect path. This is post #2 in a series about the instructional design. Read the first post, What does an instructional designer do? ,

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). elearning Instructional Design LLAMA News Project Management

Basic Instructional Design Process for Non-Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

I’m active in the instructional design subreddit (/r/instructionaldesign). Someone without an instructional design background posted this question about how to design training for volunteers. Instructional Design Workplace Learning instructional design new ID training

Instructional Design Survival Tips

Association eLearning

A while back, my colleague Mary and I were asked to give some “real world” instructional design survival tips. Mary’s tips incorporate aspects of project management (which often goes hand-in-hand with instructional design), while mine are focused on the design and production side.

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. It is a proven template that anyone can use when creating instructional content.

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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

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!

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 their direct instruction would be targeted feedback, along with models and examples.

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What does an instructional designer do?

Experiencing eLearning

Over the years, I’ve been asked by many different people what an instructional designer does. I love instructional design because it is a field where I’m constantly learning. This is the first in a series of posts on instructional design careers.

Gift Ideas for Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers: Books!

Experiencing eLearning

Are you doing holiday shopping for any instructional designers or eLearning developers? Book Reviews e-Learning Instructional Design Lifelong LearningMaybe you received some gift cards and are looking for something for yourself.

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Can Instructional Design Really Help Engagement?

Wisetail

A study on instructional design found that it nearly tripled expected course completion rates. The post Can Instructional Design Really Help Engagement? Spoiler alert: yes. And a well-designed LMS can increase users by upwards of 5x.

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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.

Top Ten Tips in Instructional Design

CourseArc

This is why using consistent icons across instructional programs is so important. Before you decide how you are going to storyboard or template a lesson, you will need to identify the steps in your instructional process.

The wisdom of instruction

Clark Quinn

In my ‘application-based instruction’ model , I talk about giving learners challenges that do require 21 C skills in natural ways. The post The wisdom of instruction appeared first on Learnlets. I was listening in to a webinar on trends in higher education.

Instruction

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Following on from my two previous posts which cover my thought process about familiarity in learning design and how distractions can affect both our work and learn environments, I wanted to write about instruction. Instructions we give as well as those we receive.

Transitioning from Teaching to Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

Last week I gave a webinar through UCI on transitioning from teaching to instructional design. I shared my story of moving from teaching to instructional design as well as tips for finding a job. Instructional Design Competencies.

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Leveraging Training to Go Beyond with Sales Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, VP of Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Synchrony

Whether you’re pitching a new training program, improving your onboarding process, or working to move a key metric, the trick is to optimize content creation and deployment for maximum results. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk, VP of Instructional Design & Training Delivery at Synchrony, will lay out a schematic for Sales Enablement, and demonstrate where training should fit in your overall strategy.

12+ Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re looking for some reading to improve your skills or get started in the field of instructional design, check out these books. General Instructional Design and E-Learning. Instructional Design Books I’ve read for my IS degree (Gina Minks).

Application-based Instruction

Clark Quinn

It’s about instruction, and it’s about application. And, consequently, instruction is designed action and guided reflection. And this is about instruction. ‘Application-based instruction’ it is.

Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design

B Online Learning

As an Instructional Designer, motivating learners is an important consideration because in reality learners are not always motivated to learn. The post Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design appeared first on B Online Learning.

The Ethics of Instructional Design

Allen Interactions

By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. Instructional Design Instructional Design EthicsWith so many fascinating topics in our world of learning design (mobile learning! MOOCs! Gamification!)

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.

Instructional Design is Exploding!

LearnDash

Instructional design is a booming profession. The great thing about instructional design is that it is a flexible profession as well. Instructional designers create live-training programs almost as much as elearning. instructional design

Virtual Instructional Designer Competencies

InSync Training

Virtual instructional designers manage the development of learning solutions for live, virtual classroom-based instruction. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Virtual Classroom Design

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers or 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?

The Lonely Instructional Designer

Allen Interactions

From time to time, all of us as Instructional Designers have experienced what we do as an “austere and lonely office,” to borrow the words of poet, Robert Hayden. Linda Rening Instructional Design Training ATD Instructional Design Workshops

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.

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.

5 Instructional Design Insights from The Marshmallow Test: Part 2

Allen Interactions

By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. Instructional Design Instructional Strategy Edmond Manning Instructional Design Training

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Instructional Design has come a long way. A 2015 research by ATD , titled ‘Instructional Design Now’, which is based on a survey of 1,120 instructional designers provides a current snapshot of ID in organizations and the challenges that they typically face.

Habits of Good Instructional Designers

LearnDash

Instructional design is a fascinating profession with a vast array of tools, guidelines, theories, and best-practices. If you are just getting started with instructional design, then all of this can seem pretty overwhelming. Instructional design tools are just that: tools.

Agile Microlearning Explained

retention, including: › Gamification of learning › Deep encoding › Instructional scaffolding › The spacing effect › Adaptive training › The testing effect › The interleaving effect › Applied forgetting › Formative feedback These learning theories, combined with big data analysis and machine learning.