Instructional Design

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

How to Succeed as a Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer

How to Be a Successful Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer: Part 1

Whether you’re just entering the market as a virtual instructional design freelancer, or you’ve been doing it for a while and want to be busier, this post is for you! SweetRush’s instructional design team lead Catherine Davis offers a two-part series on how to succeed as a virtual instructional design freelancer, starting with eight tips to land freelance projects.

Becoming an Instructional Designer

Becoming an Instructional Designer - What does it take?

In today's consumer-driven economy, few fields of specialization are well defined and clearly remarked. That's because "specialists" today need to continually evolve in order to meet the changing demands of their professions. As they morph their skill sets to fulfill new and emerging customer requirements, the body of knowledge of their professions evolve too. This article is the first in a series about breaking into Instructional Design. Check it out and learn the top Instructional Design competencies needed to become a successful Instructional Designer.

How Can We Apply Cognitive Load Theory To Our Instructional Designs So That Learning In Not Too Hard?

Make E-learning Easier: eLearners’ Brain Pain

Have you ever exclaimed, “my brain hurts!” as a result of a learning experience that was too hard? This condition is known as cognitive overload. In this article, we will explore ways to ensure our instructional designs account for this condition to make e-learning easier.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers

We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Today, while we are in the midst of up-skilling our learning designers, we set out on a quick journey to revisit our most precious resources on this subject in order to see how to leverage these in our up-skilling exercise. Read on...