Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional design jobs were often done remotely before the pandemic. Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. A Google search for “instructional design remote work” returns over 15 million hits, so there are things out there. What advice would you give to someone looking for a remote instructional design job? Read all my posts about Instructional Design Careers.

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Blog Roundup: Instructional Design

LearnDash

This is what instructional design is all about. Let’s start by reviewing some of the instructional design basics. 5 Instructional Design Mistakes to Avoid. On the flip side, there are also some major instructional design mistakes that we have seen educators make time and again.

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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. Check out this post with 34 great examples of instructional design and elearning portfolios , collected by Scott Winstead. This program focuses on fundamental instructional design skills plus building a portfolio and practical experience.

Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Dayna, an instructional designer, must incorporate a story into compliance training. You can buy Instructional Story Design from Amazon. The post Instructional Story Design: Book Review appeared first on Experiencing eLearning.

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.

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? How much project management falls under the role of instructional designer? What about LMSs—do instructional designers need to know about those too? In instructional design, we have both broad and deep skills.

Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree

Experiencing eLearning

Scott Winstead has collected a list of online instructional design certificate programs , including tuition costs when available. The post Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree appeared first on Experiencing eLearning. Careers & Work Instructional Design certificate Connie Malamed instructionaldesign masters degree Scott WinsteadA reader sent me this question: I’m very seriously considering a career change into ID. (I’ve

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? , The direct way is to get your masters degree or graduate certificate in instructional design or something similar. This is the fastest and simplest route into instructional design.

Creativity In Instructional Design

eLearning Industry

In a world that is continuously changing, Instructional Designers are called to be more creative and innovative in their thinking, but little guidance on how to be so is given.

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. As someone who identifies as being creative, who works in a creative field/industry and someone who works and manages with highly creative individuals, I don’t want to have ‘rules’ forced on me or to force ‘rules’ and instructions on them either.

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!

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? One common recommendation is look for volunteer work to get some instructional design experience before getting your first job. Careers & Work Instructional Design Designers for Learning portfolio

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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. They are busy, […]. Articulate Design Development

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). Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping approach is our go-to for aligning instruction and performance supports with business goals and tangible action on the job. Many instructional designers are familiar with Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation and that’s a great start.

ID—>LXD: Moving from Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design

Allen Interactions

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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!

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. When you start something new, at work or at home, do you read or follow the instructions? or piece of furniture, you’ll probably follow the instructions quite clearly.

Instructional Designer

eLearning Industry

Fairfax University of America. This post was first published on eLearning Industry

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. Any instructional designer worth their price is going to need to clearly set out unique objectives in the context of those who will be taking the course. It is a proven template that anyone can use when creating instructional content. instructional design

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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. The post Basic Instructional Design Process for Non-Instructional Designers appeared first on Experiencing eLearning. Instructional Design Workplace Learning instructional design new ID training

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. Game designers tend to think action first. Simply changing your mindset from instructional designer to game designer will help you to create engaging and effective instruction. In this unique gamified webinar, Karl Kapp will help you make that shift.

Evaluating a Virtual Instructional Program

InSync Training

Summary: As it turns out, evaluating a virtual training program is just like evaluating any other instructional program. The good news is that current modern virtual classroom platforms give you a variety of tools you can use to assess the effectiveness of your instructional delivery and its effect on learners. The challenges lie in what you measure and how you interpret the results.

Gift Ideas for Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers: Books!

Experiencing eLearning

Are you doing holiday shopping for any instructional designers or eLearning developers? 40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books Design for How People Learn Write and Organize for Deeper Learning Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning Training Design Basics Performance-Focused Smile Sheets Visual Design Solutions How to Become an eLearning Freelancer The Gamification of Learning and Instruction. Book Reviews e-Learning Instructional Design Lifelong Learning

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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. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields. It provides a model for the range of skills that fall under the umbrella of “instructional design.”

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. Instructional design uses so many different skills—writing, graphics, UX, collaboration, project management, plus of course how people learn. This is the first in a series of posts on instructional design careers. What does an instructional designer do?

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.

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. Comparing lists of instructional design competencies to your current skills is one way to determine what you already know and where you need to focus on improving. ATD Competency Model ibstpi Instructional Design Competencies.

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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 Without the designer there would be no content to deliver. They connect client needs to solutions through analysis and execution of an effective design process. They make the material come alive by adding context to the content through teachable stories and engaging activities.

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? How much project management falls under the role of instructional designer? What about LMSs—do instructional designers need to know about those too? The core skill for instructional designers is creating learning experiences.

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!) we forget to discuss the sticky, ambiguous issues at the core of our world, topics that don’t have easy answers or a body of research for us to invoke.

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.

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. Consequently, training programs which were based on the principles of learning, instruction and human behavior, began to be developed. The Programmed Instruction Movement – Mid-1950s to Mid-1960s.

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. Instructional design previously evolved from only classroom training to classroom plus online training. I think instructional design will continue to fragment and diversify.

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. As is the case in most professions, it is quite easy to get caught up in the latest “shiny object” The latest tech toys when it comes to elearning are exciting, but they aren’t what makes or breaks an instructional designer.

Why Instructional Designers Should Draw

Dashe & Thomson

Hearing Von Glitschka’s assertion made me wonder about the instructional design industry. Certainly,… The post Why Instructional Designers Should Draw appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Instructional Design Creativity instructional design

5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond

Speaker: Nick DiMaso, Learning Content Manager and Technologist at BenchPrep

If 2020 hasn’t radically changed your approach to your learning program, it’s time to get in the digital learning game or risk being left behind. But if you’re searching for current, new ways to engage people online and keep your business thriving, look to your youngest learners. In the next 5 years, Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce, and Gen Z is right behind them. To future-proof your learning program, make sure your content is designed with these young professional learners in mind.