Instructional Design

The concept of Instructional Design. Models, theories, trends, pitfalls, and anything you need to know, written from our Instructional Design experts.

L&D Book Recommendations: What Books To Read?

L&D Book Recommendations: What Books To Read?

Are you interested in what works in learning, how the brain might function, what the future may bring, and how to design your life to feel more like a game than a bad soap opera? I've read over 100 books. Here's some of my recommendations.

Instructional Designers And Learning Officers: Storytelling Is In – PowerPoint Is Out

Instructional Designers And Learning Officers: Storytelling Is In – PowerPoint Is Out

In his 2108 Letter to Shareholders, Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, banished PowerPoint presentations from executive meetings and replaced them with “Narrative Structures.” Culture Shock! Storytelling instead of Bullet Points! Yes, you heard right. And if anyone knows a good idea, it’s probably Jeff. Amazon’s executive meetings now begin with participants spending 30 minutes reading stories about ideas and then discussing them. And it’s Bezos’ idea. The man who went from a new retailing idea to the world’s richest man in 23 years is advocating storytelling. And once again he’s right.