Instructional Technology Specialist

Dan Keckan

Lindenwood University. This post was first published on eLearning Industry

Adobe Captivate Specialist

Adobe Captivate

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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?

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.” Generalist or specialist. This is pretty common in instructional design and elearning roles, especially in smaller organizations. Specialists have deep skills in one or two areas, but tend to have a weaker base of other related skills. Larger teams are more likely to hire specialists who focus on a particular skill or part of the process.

Always Choose a Specialist over a Generalist


Be it instructional designers, LMS providers, consulting firms, or what have you – it is always best to do business with a specialist. For example, if you are looking for training developed for a certain piece of software, the odds of you getting a better end-product from someone who is immersed in instructional design specifically for the product (or industry) are higher than getting the generalist designer to do the same.

Adobe Captivate Specialist Q&A: My Experience

Adobe Captivate

Last month, I attended the Adobe Learning Summit in Las Vegas and was part of the second cohort to gain the Adobe Captivate Specialist Certification. You can find the Adobe Captivate Specialist certification by following the instructions below. To locate the Adobe Captivate Specialist information: Locate the call-to-action is for the Adobe e-Learning Conference –it’s a thin banner just below the main image.

What do you need to become an eLearning Specialist?

Adult Learning with Technology

I’ve often been asked what it takes to migrate into the world of eLearning and Instructional Design. Apps and Tools for eLearning eLearning eLearning Tools Learning Analytics Adult Learning education eLearning Industry Experience API Expirence API instructional designer technologist technologyIt’s an emerging industry that is rapidly increasing in demand and popularity.

3 Tips to Succeed as an Instructional Designer

Lambda Solutions

In today’s growing e-learning market, instructional designers are critical in helping organizations reach their goals but all too often, many do not see the value they bring to organizational development. This is becoming more common in organizations that view training and learning as a necessary evil versus understanding the strategic business value it can bring. […] The post 3 Tips to Succeed as an Instructional Designer appeared first on Lambda Solutions.

Details of the Adobe Captivate (2019) Specialist Certification: Face-to-Face training – Part 2 of 3 in a series

Adobe Captivate

After completing the online pre-training for the Adobe Captivate (2019) Specialist certification I was ready for the one-day face-to-face training in Las Vegas, Nevada. At around 3:45pm we received instructions about the assessment process. The post Details of the Adobe Captivate (2019) Specialist Certification: Face-to-Face training – Part 2 of 3 in a series appeared first on eLearning.

Certification as an Adobe Captivate Specialist

Adobe Captivate

Getting Certified as an Adobe Captivate Specialist. This fall (2018) I completed the Adobe Captivate Specialist certification in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was also a key reason why I was able to secure my next contract as a Senior Instructional Designer. The post Certification as an Adobe Captivate Specialist appeared first on eLearning. The certification process was by no means easy. But it was entirely worth it. Pre-training online.

Opportunities at Limestone Learning: Instructional designers and editor / quality control specialist

Limestone Learning

As such, we’re currently seeking experienced Vancouver, BC-based instructional designers and a contract editor / quality control specialist to join our growing team at Limestone Learning, and help create top-notch elearning, instructor-led training (ILT) and blended solutions for our clients.

What instructional designers need to know about blended learning


Even back in my early days as an instructional designer, we tried our best to have various training methods. Instructional designers have infinitely more options today than there were some fifteen years ago. Read more: How to handle information overload in instructional 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? 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.

Using the 5 Whys technique for better instructional design


One way of significantly improving the instructional design process (and end-product) is to apply the 5 Whys technique before starting the creative journey. As it turned out, R&L specialists didn’t lack persuasion skills; they just found the new offer difficult to implement.

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.

Instructional design

Ed App

Instructional design is a vital process of getting information and knowledge into the hands of learners. To help facilitate this, a collection of instructional design models exist to help enable you to create the most meaningful and effective instruction for your teams.

How to collaborate successfully in complex instructional design


Instructional design is one of them. Instructional designers work with HR specialists, web developers, animators, visual design professionals, LMS administrators, user experience consultants, and project managers. How to collaborate successfully in complex instructional design.

Demand for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

I’d like some help answering the following question I received this morning: May i know the demand for instructional designers increase in the near future? Bureau of Labor Statistics was predictions for Instructional Coordinators and Training and Development Specialists. By the BLS classification, instructional coordinators are more academic (think curriculum planners for a school district) and training and development specialists are in the corporate realm.

How to Empower Instructional Designers to Make Corporate Learning Effective


The guess is right – instructional designers – and the creative ways they come up with for remote corporate training. Instructional Design and Why It Matters. Specialists in creating online learning materials for institutions, corporations, and more, understand different types of problem sets in the corporate world and apply instructional design ideas for learning the problem answers. It is a busier time being an instructional designer.

Why instructional designers need to consider neurodiverse learners


With all the recent focus on diversity and inclusion, it’s high time instructional designers learn what neurodiversity really is and how they can adapt the L&D programs to neurodiverse learners. Instructional Designers instructional design neurodiverse learners

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Andragogy


This is important in the current context, as learning specialists deal with the challenge of building materials fast. In other words, instructional designers have to consider adults’ preferences and self-development methods. Instructional Designers

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Instructional Designers. Rupa Rajagopalan’s Writers Gateway provides a perspective on instructional design and e-learning in India. Filed under: Blogging , Instructional Design.

Is Instructional Design the Right Career?

Experiencing eLearning

This is the last installment of my series on instructional design careers. Previously, I’ve talked about the skills instructional designers need and how to get into the field of ID. In this post, I talk about determining if instructional design is a good “fit” as a career. This is less about the skills and more about the desire; it’s about figuring out if you’d be happy working as an instructional designer. What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

So let’s dig into the report because it’s not quite a death spiral and the need for good instructional design is bigger than ever. Instruction is delivered in one of three methods. Instructional Design Skills Still Needed. If you work for an eLearning company as an instructional designer, will you still be needed in this extended downturn of self-paced eLearning? Just three years ago, LinkedIn posted fewer than 5,000 instructional designer job openings.

3 Great Books Every Instructional Designer Should Read

iSpring Solutions

David Hopkins, Learning technologist David Hopkins is an experienced learning technologist, specialist, and author of… Read More. Instructional Design

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Experiential learning


Continuing our series about adult learning theories series that instructional designers should know before creating training courses, we’ll explore experiential learning today. For example, AR and VR allow instructional designers to make experiences even more believable.

Getting ready to include adaptive learning in instructional design


Instead of treating all learners in the same way, adaptive learning allows L&D specialists to create training modules that are dynamic and adapt to individual needs, preferences, and abilities. And for it to be personal, L&D specialists need to have a comprehensive learner persona.

How to handle information overload in instructional design


Whenever I remember how I started my instructional designer journey, the image that comes to mind is an iceberg with only a small portion sticking out of the water. Instructional designers need to be very organized and disciplined in their research process. Instructional Designers

Every Instructional Designer Needs This on Their Resume


Instructional design is becoming a booming profession as the education market continues to grow, particularly in the online space – and with more opportunity comes increased competition. No more than 10 to 15 years ago the instructional design profession was one that had demand but not as much visibility as the typical career tracks like engineering and healthcare. Sure, you can get a formal degree in instructional design and that will serve you well.

What instructional designers need to know about behavioral change


Genuine behavioral change requires a personal epiphany and even though instructional designers always try to create some powerful ‘a-ha!’ HR specialists and managers have to make sure to help employees cultivate a powerful personal value story. Instructional Designers

How does instructional design work?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

What is Instructional Design? Think of an Instructional Designer like a scriptwriter for a movie. Unless you’re a teacher who’s found success teaching you content through a range of media platforms, instructional design is essential for any course content creator or educator.

Instructional design agony uncle

From the Coleface

At this year’s Learning Technologies show I’ve been invited by the eLearning Network to do a slot on ‘Ask the Expert’ about instructional design. I’ll be at stand 190 from 2-3pm on Wednesday 29 January, answering any questions you might have on instructional design. How can you work most effectively with graphic designers, technology specialists and others on the project team? How can I accelerate my development as an instructional designer?

Why Every Company Must Hire an Instructional Designer


One thing has always surprised me when doing elearning consulting projects, and it’s that nearly ever client failed to have a full-time instructional designer on their staff. Every company needs an instructional designer on their staff. I don’t mean some part-time position, or as one-of-many job responsibilities for some entry level HR Specialist. instructional design training

4 Tips for using visuals in instructional design


We have so many design apps and picture libraries at our disposal that it’s both an opportunity and a challenge to create amazing visuals in instructional design. Let’s explore a few tips on how L&D specialists can make the most of visuals in instructional design: 1.

3 Ways to Earn More Money as an Instructional Designer


Recently I received an email from someone on LinkedIn who was curious to know more about instructional design, and how to break into the industry. These questions are always hard to answer since getting into instructional design is dependent on many factors. Of the three to four questions I was asked by this individual, one question in particular really struck me: “How much can I expect to make as an Instructional Designer?” instructional design

Changing VILT One Student @ A Time


Here’s the press release from Cisco and a video of Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn explaining the importance of the new certification: Cisco Introduces The New Virtual Classroom Instruction Specialist Certification Vendor-Neutral Training and Certification Helps Instructors Make The New Virtual Classrooms Engaging and Improves Student Outcomes SAN DIEGO, CA and SAN JOSE, CA – (MARKET WIRE) – 02/07/11 – Training 2011, Booth 416 [.].

E-Learning Specialist: What’s Your Perspective? Key Players For Development!

Designing Digitally

It’s better to think of an E-Learning specialist with a team perspective. Each individual can be an E-Learning specialist to an extent, but it’s the team that collectively provides the expertise based on years and years of experience. In other words, he or she has a specific technical, instructional or design background and the proven ability to communicate well while adhering to aggressive timelines.

“Labels Do Matter” A Brief Survey of Instructional Design Job Posting Titles

Coffee and Design

Here he discussed the difficulty of various labels that professionals in our field hold, e.g., Instructional Designer, Instructional Technologist, Educational Technologists, etc. Although, when we visit institutional job posting sites for our “instructional” field, e.g., HigherEdJobs and The Chronicle we find various levels like: Instructional Assistant. Instructional Consultant. Instructional Designer. Instructional Designer II.

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The Importance of Being an Instructional Designer

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we examine how the role of Instructional Designers has evolved and the qualities that are needed to succeed as an instructional designer in a highly competitive industry. Here’s an infographic that we created way back in 2015 that examines the history of Instructional Design. The ability to translate thoughts and ideas into words is the key quality that Instructional Designers need. Instructional Design and Graphic Design – A Winning Partnership.

The Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design


The digital revolution has brought with it a wide array of tools and apps for instructional designers to employ in order to make learning interventions more engaging and relevant. Application for instructional design. Since ELM demonstrates that this can only happen if learners actively process the content via the central path, instructional designers need to make sure that the learners feel motivated and have the cognitive tools to receive and interpret the message.