The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. We shifted to blended learning, with Brent Schlenker making the point that blended solutions are simply good solutions; there’s no need to give that solution a name. Shannon Tipton added, “We want to make this whole learning thing so difficult but it’s not.”

What instructional designers need to know about blended learning

Matrix

Even back in my early days as an instructional designer, we tried our best to have various training methods. Of course, those were also the very early days of e-learning, so most training programs were face-to-face. Technology is a great help when it comes to blended learning.

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Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Andragogy

Matrix

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of the focus moving towards technology rather than learning itself. While trainers have to preferably keep up with the latest developments and trends, there is a lot to be saiz about adult learning and how it applies to successful L&D interventions.

Getting ready to include adaptive learning in instructional design

Matrix

With so much upheaval, is it really the right time to get ready for adaptive learning? What does adaptive learning entail? In its essence, adaptive learning defines any form of nonlinear learning. How would the existing learning infrastructure need to change?

Transformative Learning In The Workplace

Dan Keckan

This article explores the use of transformative learning in instructional design as a driver for organizational change. Instructional Design Employee Training Instructional Designers Organizational Learning Workforce Development

The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

Design thinking is the new rage these days. Though we had been following some of these discussions with much interest, and also trying out integrating the internal development process at Learnnovator s in a loosely structured way around this approach, a recent article by Clark Quinn prompted us to embark on a quest to find answers to the following questions: Is design thinking a new subject, at least in learning design? Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?

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The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? Informal – no set objective in terms of learning outcomes and is never intentional from the learner’s standpoint. Often, it is referred to as learning by experience or just as experience. An instructional designer’s role is to design instruction.

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Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning.

TIPS AND STRATEGIES TO MOTIVATE LEARNERS

Learnnovators

Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting e-learning eLearning ID Instructional Designer Instructional Designers Learner Learner Motivation Learners Learning Learning Strategies Learning Strategy Learnnovators Motivation Organizational Learning Srividya Kumar WIIFMThe post TIPS AND STRATEGIES TO MOTIVATE LEARNERS appeared first on Learnnovators.

6 LMS best practices for instructional designers

Matrix

So the top management decided to get the best LMS that will meet the specific organizational learning needs. Here are exactly 6 best practices that instructional designers follow when it comes to getting used to a new LMS and figuring out how to use it at its full potential: 6 LMS best practices for instructional designers. Organize all courses and learning materials according to all the necessary variables. E-learning Instructional Designers

From UX to LX, the new role of instructional designers

Matrix

Transformation is something that learning specialists and instructional designers have had to deal with for the better part of the last two decades. LX designers embrace graphic design, multimedia production, research-based standards, as well as social media.

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The Waterfall Model for Instructional Design

TalentLMS

The Waterfall Model is an age old instructional design strategy. This is especially true for iterative design, where in-depth analysis and detailed planning is required. In this article, we will list the six steps of the Waterfall Model, and share its relevance to the instructional design process. This is similar to the linear instruction design strategy that most eLearning developers prefer. The Waterfall Model Steps for Instructional Design.

THE TOP SIX THINGS ORGANIZATIONS MUST DO TO ENABLE EMERGENT LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post THE TOP SIX THINGS ORGANIZATIONS MUST DO TO ENABLE EMERGENT LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

20 AWESOME QUOTES FROM JAY CROSS

Learnnovators

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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. Dashe & Thomson is pleased to guest-post this interview on the Social Learning Blog in partnership with Maestro eLearning. Now I have multiple design and delivery options available to me.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. It is perfectly possible to share one’s experience over a “lunch & learn” session; however, if that session can also be aired on Hangout, the impact is amplified tenfold.

70:20:10 For Trainers

Learnnovators

Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? It just refers to the general observation that the majority of learning in the workplace is done on the job, a substantial chunk is done by interacting with others, while a much smaller proportion is done off the job (eg in a classroom). Not only does this extend the learning experience, but it also bakes in accountability for the learning.

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MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. We couldn’t agree more with Haruki Murakami that “The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” We must learn to be creative.

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DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 4 – EXAMPLES

Learnnovators

The post DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 4 – EXAMPLES appeared first on Learnnovators. Course Design E-Learning Learning Design Clark Quinn Deeper eLearning Digital Education Digital Learning e-learning eLearning ID Instructional Designer L&D Learning & Development Learning Designer Learnnovators Online Education Online Learning Organizational Development Organizational Learning Performance Support Ravi Pratap Singh Workplace Learning

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Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology enabled learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

Like its predecessors social learning, mobile learning, and blended learning, it’s being tossed around as the new big thing, something we must all get on board with or face extinction. I do believe microlearning is an important tactic for workplace learning and has a place alongside other approaches in the workplace. Generally, the term “microlearning” refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. The earlier posts… MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. Central to this cultural shift is the understanding that learning happens by learners, not to them. That’s where learning ecosystems come in.

Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!

Learnnovators

Now I am an Instructional Designer (ID) and I have taken those three words in Latin as canon every day of my life. When I joined as an ID at Learnnovators , the first thing that one of my colleagues told me was that an ID must have a great passion for learning. I don’t know if I am learning as how she meant it, but I do end up learning something new every minute. We end up learning even when we are not consciously learning.

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ).

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 4 – Examples

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. Here we’re talking about the role of examples in learning, and we’ll continue on through emotional elements, and finally putting it all together.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. What is your vision for the learning community?

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.”. MOOCs are anthropological opportunities, not instructional ones.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities. A MOOC is an intrinsically participative, collaborative mode of learning.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. As working professionals and L&D personnel concerned with training and organizational learning, capability building and talent development, we cannot ignore the implications of this changing landscape.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

DevLearn - Google Wave - Organizational Learning - Best of eLearning Learning

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Best of eLearning Learning. Social Learning for Management Development: Introducing CoachingOurselves. Put your learners on a diet - consider a pull-based learning approach - Free as in Freedom , November 6, 2009. Blogs – Day 1 – An Introduction - Engaged Learning , November 9, 2009. Open source e-learning development 11: Moodle - The E-Learning Curve , November 9, 2009. Interested in Creating an Alternative Reality Games (ARG) for learning?

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

A Framework For Content Curation

Learnnovators

Surely we can put more design into our curation efforts so that the fruits of our labour are more efficient, meaningful, and effective…? Consider the trusty instructional design heuristic of Tell Me, Show Me, Let Me, Test Me. As learning in the workplace inevitably informalises, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. In conversation at EduTECH earlier this year, Harold Jarche evoked George E.

20 Awesome Quotes From Jay Cross

Learnnovators

Jay has been an icon and a huge source of inspiration to most of us in the learning community. I am giving below 20 awesome quotes from Jay’s interview : “ It’s not so much that the future is informal learning. That’s always been the primary way people learn to do their jobs. ”. “ If an organization is not addressing informal learning, it’s leaving a tremendous amount of learning to chance. All learning is part formal and part informal.

Creating a Leaderboard in Storyline Using Tin Can API

Learnnovators

With the help of ‘tincan.js’, we sent the score from Storyline to a Learning Record Store (LRS) using JavaScript, and we received data back from the LRS into the Storyline course. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of gamifying a course? Points? Badges? Scores? Levels? While all of this can be added in a course, it is not until you include a leaderboard that the gamification experience feels ‘complete’.

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