Expert Advice from Catherine Lombardozzi: Learning Environment Design

InSync Training

Creating the right learning environment constitutes an important step in the modern instructional design process. Without an authentic setting , training programs fail, and learners don’t gain the knowledge they need to perform their jobs effectively. What do we need to consider when incorporating learning environment design into our approach? Learning Environment Design

5 Steps to Using Learning Environment Modeling Language

InSync Training

All instructional designers have a toolkit: a set of processes, applications, and approaches they use to create modern learning programs. While toolkits may vary, many instructional designers face a common obstacle: communication. More often than not, designers spend a majority of their time in meetings, talking about the nitty gritty details and the high-level overview of programs. Virtually There Modern Learning Instructional Design

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Immersive learning environments may become the norm in training


Learning is not based on impulses and happens in the cerebrum; this is where higher-ordered functions like memory and reasoning occur. How learning works. Learning in immersive environments might just do the trick. Immersive learning is not the future but the present.

Culture and Language Diversity in Online Learning Environment


If there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. By providing options, you are encouraging non-native English speakers to learn a concept in their own language and boost their productivity. In this section, I will describe my past experience in developing eLearning programs for Arab learners. Opinion eLearning instructional design

9 Planning Steps for Your Virtual Learning Program

Learning Rebels

First posted on Linkedin) As the need for widespread social distancing increases, the need to move from traditional training to a virtual learning program is becoming more the norm. Below are 9 planning steps to take before running your next virtual learning program.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment


Of course, you might also consider a virtual learning platform, in which case you would join the 81 percent of companies who provide at least some of their training online. What is a Virtual Learning Environment? A virtual learning environment is an online system that allows education materials to be transmitted through the internet to transfer knowledge from organization to employee, or teacher to student. Instructional Videos.

The ADDIE Instructional Design Model

DigitalChalk eLearning

The ADDIE model is one of the most popular processes that instructional designers and training developers use. Identify your audience, problems and objectives, the learning environment, and the audience’s existing knowledge and skills.


How to Develop a Highly Interactive Online Training Program


What’s more important is that implementing an interactive online training program is easier nowadays. It’s just a matter of committing to getting the right type of hardware and software and learning to use them. . What constitutes an interactive online training program?

5 Instructional Design Principles to Improve Your Course


How to use instructional design to create a more effective learning environment. Instructional design , which is rooted in cognitive and behavioral psychology and influenced by the field of systems engineering, draws from many disciplines with the goal of helping learners grasp material in a way that better matches the way our brains process and organize information. Instructional design says the same about your lesson plan. Build on learning and experience.

Why You Should Consider A Blended Learning Program

Roundtable Learning

Let’s face it: People aren’t as eager to binge-learn workplace training as they are to binge-watch a Netflix series. It comes in the form of a blended learning program. What Is Blended Learning? READ MORE: What Is A Blended Learning Program?

Learner-Centered Instruction in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Steadily marching down one road are MOOCs—the massive online courses that are changing the way teachers teach and the way learners learn, both online and in the classroom. Basically, the learner, not the instructor, organization, or software, is in control of the learning experience.”

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? Ron has made sure that there is a comprehensive training program to cover all aspects of the job.

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Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

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.

Is Constructivism incompatible with Instructional Design?

The E-Learning Curve

Before looking in depth at Constructivist Learning Environments (CLEs), we need to investigate the question "Is Constructivism incompatible with Instructional Design?" David Merrill reviewed a range of instructional design theories, models, and research, "from basic descriptive laws about learning to broad curriculum programs that concentrate on what is taught rather than on how to teach". appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Creative Instructional Design Strategies for Intensive Learning

CommLab India

Attending an intensive learning program can challenge learners by forcing them to learn. The goal of training managers and instructional designers is to make this learning interesting. AR encourages insightful and intensive learning, and promotes knowledge transfer.

The 6 Top Trends for Instructional Designers for 2017


It is safe to assume that instructional designers have come a long way, and the proof is the unavoidable awareness about them. They have expressed their preferences and the need for superior quality media for learning – more than ever. Learning Analytics. Game-based learning.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning.

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The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re not going to evaluate a leadership development program, don’t do the program! End-of-program reactionnaires (aka smile sheets) don’t count as evaluation. Validation that the correct learning solution has been identified and suggestions for programme improvement.

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 5: Evaluation

Your Training Edge

Evaluation of your training programs should be occurring at all times. But keep in mind that e-learning evaluation is different; the goal may be the same but your methods will change slightly. So how do you carry out this task in an e-learning environment?

Can an Instructional Design Degree Help You Get a Job?


To get an Instructional Design degree or not to get; that’s the question. In this article I’ll explore both sides of the argument to help you determine if an Instructional Design degree is right for you. How useful is an Instructional Design degree?

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning


“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

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Become an Expert in Instructional Design


Becoming an instructional designer doesn’t happen overnight. Knowledge and skills that drive you to make a change in the learning experience of a person is what it takes to make you one. What are the stakes to be an instructional designer? What is the desired learning outcomes?

8 Online Presentation Ideas for Instruction Designers


Online learning involves creating online presentations in various formats. Most instructional designers take the safer route – PowerPoint or a tool that produces the “PowerPoint effect”. Learners get tired, and so do instructional designers, by looking at the same monotonous slideshow.

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From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. An instructional designer by profession who started her career anlayzing learner needs, creating micro-design documents, writing story-boards and discussing the nitty-gritty of course navigation with visual designers, I have long been interested in the power of social, collaborative and informal learning.

Three Abstracts: Does Your Instruction have Too Much “Certainty”?

Kapp Notes

I was recently researching the element of “chance” as it is used in learning games and how chance relates to learning. It turns out having the element of chance in your learning game design is actually a good thing. Instructional Science.

Evaluation Questions for your LMS: Learner, Course and Program


So you have a bunch of eLearning programs already in circulation. The process of receiving feedback and measuring the effectiveness of learning programs, learners and course facilitators is known as evaluation. Did you achieve the learning objectives of this course?



“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” ~ Rustici Software INTRODUCTION. Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

How storytelling in games affect training


Gamification in workplace learning is less and less regarded as a trivial training tactic. Games come with an element of fun and inspire competition, even in personal learning paths. Gamification, storytelling, and scenario-based learning.

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5 Ways to Develop Student-Centric Online Programs for Higher Education

Hurix Digital

Even though these standardized models of learning did simplify things for the institutions and teachers, it is now being recognized that they offered limited benefits to students. The traditional methods of learning place the teacher in a pivotal role as the primary source of knowledge.

Virtual Learning 101: Learner Engagement and Session Scheduling

InSync Training

A few weeks ago, I responded to a number of fundamental questions about virtual learning. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Global Virtual Classroom learner engagement

Making learning sticky: Instructional Design

Course Index

If the answer is yes, you were lucky enough to have taken a course created by a good instructional designer. Instructional Design is the practice of creating learning experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge efficient, effective and appealing.

Is Your Instructional Design Strategy Right For Your eLearning Project?


Implementing instruction and collaborating with Subject Matters Experts aside, the early stages of planning and designing an effective learning experience are influenced greatly by the Instructional Design strategy employed. What Instructional Design model is to be used?

Personas in Program Design

CLO Magazine

Learning needs and opportunities now occur everywhere and at all times. As learning leaders we have to shift our design paradigm every few years as technology and work environments change. In addition to these changes in our working environment, organizations are becoming more specialized and flatter. Development includes the actual production of the content and learning materials based on the design phase.

Microlearning: The Emerging Instructional Design Strategy in Elearning

Adobe Captivate

“As an Instructional Designer, I Feel Learner Engagement Is a Big Deal And One Cannot Afford to Ignore It…”. Microlearning is an emerging instructional design strategy and has been a buzzword both in eLearning Industry and Learning & Development landscape.

Instructional Designer at Home Depot Covers the Ups and Downs of Technology

Dashe & Thomson

James Hill is an instructional designer at The Home Depot Inc. He designs and develops training programs and performance improvement tools for front-line sales employees. He has also designed learning for the transportation industry and military.

Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out.

Kapp Notes

My friend and colleague, Connie Malamed (aka The eLearning Coach ) has developed a handy iPhone application that will help you become a better instructional designer making tips, definitions and ideas available right at your finger tips. Also, I think instructional designers are underserved.

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 5


Now that you have identified your tools, built basic courses, provided support, and incorporated assessments and feedback, you are on your way to becoming skilled in online development and instruction. What Role and Benefits Can Online Learning Have in the Everyday Classroom?

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