Monday, 14 April 2014 16:00
If eLearning is a “check the box” activity, effective learning design does not matter. But what about when training directly affects business outcomes? When this is the case, instructional designers need strategies to improve both learning and remembering. Techniques such as spaced repetition, use of story, and feedback loops can help.
Saturday, 29 March 2014 16:06
In this article, I will talk about the different ways in which Multiple Intelligence Theory can be implemented in eLearning to help the learner effectively acquire, retain, and utilize the information being provided within the eLearning course.
Friday, 28 March 2014 13:45
Published in General
Is there a glut of eLearning instructional designers? Are rates and salaries dropping? Are the projects getting less creative? Or, are there merely “pockets of discontent” in certain industries and among certain demographics, while IDs in other areas thrive?
Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:25
The best way to create terrible e-Learning is to dump content in an authoring tool (as if it was PowerPoint) add some questions and call it a course. Everybody knows (or should know) that learning development starts with defining clear learning objectives. This blog post precedes the course and tool to explain to you the basics on how to create good learning objectives.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 18:39
Managing e-Learning Projects is extremely important for successful e-Learning course design. This article is the second in a series about e-Learning Project Management. Check it out and learn about the role of an instructional designer as project manager.
Monday, 24 March 2014 15:37
1950s - The Information Processing Theory emerges. Check the Instructional Design Models and Theories: Information Processing Theory article and presentation to find more.
Sunday, 16 March 2014 17:21
After our inspiring and thought-provoking interview with Connie Malamed, we were left wondering about the interesting human nature that is revealed with the ‘forgetting curve’, and its impact on learning design. We set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this phenomenon. Read on...
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 15:17
More than ever before we are in search for ideas and solutions of how to prepare online learning materials which take into account the basic principles of cognitive load theory. In this article you’ll find one of the possible solutions for making online learning experience more memorable by utilizing learning maps which rely on micro-learning framework.
Monday, 10 March 2014 15:10
Published in Organizations
In this complimentary eBook, 76 Tips for Turning Instructional Design Challenges into Successes, from The eLearning Guild, 13 learning professionals who have dealt with numerous learning disasters and challenges give us their best tips for dealing with learning-project mistakes, failures, and other challenges.
Friday, 07 March 2014 16:56
Instructional design is a multi-faceted discipline, and – let’s face it – a lot is asked of instructional designers (IDs). We need to have adult learning theory and learning models at our fingertips, be data detectives, sharp interviewers, and writers who can weave a story, not to mention detail-oriented, process-oriented, organized pros. Yet the one essential skill for IDs in corporate training and Learning and Development (L&D) is rarely taught in schools.