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Professional Organizations for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

What professional organizations are useful for instructional designers? This post is part of a series about instructional design careers. The Learning Guild, ATD, TLDC, Training Magazine Network, and LDA all provide both free and paid resources for instructional designers and other learning and development professionals.

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Instructional Design Careers and Freelancing Presentations

Experiencing eLearning

While most of the the presentations, webinars, and podcast interviews that I do relate to scenario-based learning , I have also spoken with multiple groups about instructional design careers and freelancing. This post is a collection of all of my presentations and podcasts about instructional design careers and freelancing.


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How AI Will Affect Instructional Design: My Thoughts Right Now

Experiencing eLearning

Right now, it’s impossible to truly know how AI will affect instructional design in the future. I’ve definitely heard from folks that are scared the whole field of instructional design could disappear and we’ll all be replaced by AI. The image above was generated with Playground AI.

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A Collaborative Approach to eLearning Instructional Design and Product Design


Most of the time, and especially when instructional design is done in-house, the teams for instructional design and product design and development work together. When instructional design and development collaborate in one seamless process, the ultimate beneficiary is the learner.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

You will discover your mind's untapped potential, which will enable you to recall information such as names, numbers, presentations, instructions, proverbs, foreign languages, software commands, technical terms, laws, statutes, training material, and even more.

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What does an instructional designer do?

Paradiso Solutions

Instructional Designer on the eLearning Hemisphere. This is where the instructional designer’s role comes into play. So, who is an instructional designer? what does an instructional designer do? Let’s dive deep into this topic and discuss more on instructional design essentials in this blog. contact-form-7].

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Instructional Designers in Virtual and Hybrid Learning

InSync Training

The Importance of Specialized Skills for Instructional Designers in Virtual Learning Environments In the rapidly changing landscape of training, instructional designers stand as the architects of success in virtual and hybrid learning environments.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out." You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? This doesn’t have to be true.

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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.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. For example, even a simple phrase like “got milk” translates to “are you lactating” in Mexico. Can you imagine what a straight translation might do to your course?

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Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

He’ll also review VR basics and give you the step by step instructions needed to come up with a VR strategy and get your project off the ground quickly. Find out where traditional eLearning falls short and why organizations are turning to immersive learning.

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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

Join Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist at Inno-Versity, and Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead of Inno-Versity, as they continue in this series by addressing the third tier of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the learners!

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How Healthy is Your Learning Program? Protect the Physical and Mental Health of Your Learners With These Insights From Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer of Learningtogo, LLC

In the past year and a half, many organizations have had to pivot their instruction infrastructure, seeking to keep learning alive by embracing online and virtual approaches. For simply economic reasons, it appears that widespread online learning is here to stay.

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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

Join Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist at Inno-Versity, and Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead of Inno-Versity, as they assess a return on learning by looking at the unique returns and investments involved in the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

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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. As a result, most games are engaging, intriguing, and immersive, while instructional content tends to be boring and perfunctory. Simply changing your mindset from instructional designer to game designer will help you to create engaging and effective instruction.