Instructional Design

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

Top 10 Instructional Design Challenges in eLearning

Top 10 Instructional Design Challenges in eLearning

An instructional designer’s job is multidimensional; in order to balance different role requirements, instructional designers may face a variety of challenges. In this article, I will share the top 10 instructional design challenges that eLearning professionals face when dealing with instructional design, and most importantly, how to overcome them.

Using The CCAF Model To Design Effective Interactions For eLearning

Create Effective eLearning Interactions Using The CCAF Model

To design eLearning courses that are really interactive is not an easy task. Dr. Allen’s CCAF Model is a very useful tool for all instructional designers as it defines the characteristics a good interaction should have. In this article, I’ll give you an overview of the CCAF Model as well as some tips on how eLearning professionals may apply its principles to create effective interactions for their eLearning courses.

The Power Of AGILE Instructional Design Approach

The Power Of AGILE Instructional Design Approach

The AGILE instructional design may have its roots outside of the world of eLearning, but it is now being widely used by Instructional Designers in all niches. In this article, I’ll share with you the basics of the AGILE instructional design approach and I’ll show you why it can be so powerful when designing eLearning courses.

5 Step Design Model To Gain Attention Of A Learner

5 Step Design Model To Gain Attention Of A Learner

You might have learned or seen many techniques to create an effective eLearning. But after all these learnings have you ever realized that to gain and retain the attention of a Learner is the most challenging aspect of an eLearning course design. In this article, I will take you through an effective 5 step design model to gain the attention of a Learner.

Why Do You Need An Instructional Design Degree?

Why Do You Need An Instructional Design Degree?

The issue of whether an Instructional Design degree should be a prerequisite is a hotly debated topic in the eLearning industry. Some believe that earning a degree gives instructional designers the model, theory, and tech knowledge they need. Others are of the opinion that on-the-job experience and self-study can instill that same knowledge. In this article I will take a look at why you may want to consider an Instructional Design degree.

Instructional design trends 2015

2015 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Calling IDs to Action

Attention, fellow instructional designers! Our industry is all about learning and change, but our target audiences are not the only ones who should be learning. This in-depth article will help you stay at the forefront of 2015 instructional design trends. And it’s not just a list of the trends, but a “compass” with calls to action to help you implement them.

The Forgetting Curve in eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

The Forgetting Curve in eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

You may have devoted countless hours to content development and eLearning course design, but all will be for naught if your learners will not be able to commit what they've learned to long term memory. In this article, you will find everything you need to know about the forgetting curve in eLearning, so that your learners will always come away with the knowledge and skill sets they need to achieve their goals.