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 Choose the Right Instructional Design PhD Program

How To Choose The Right Instructional Design PhD Program

If you're interested in Instructional Design at the University level, or if you want to expand your instructional design knowledge base even further, then you may want to consider an instructional design PhD program. These programs are ideally suited for those who have prior experience in the educational sector and want to gain a more comprehensive understanding of Instructional Design technologies, theories, and models. In this guide I'll highlight some Universities that you may want to consider, but first I'll share some tips that will help you choose the right instructional design PhD program for you.

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.