Instructional Design

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

May 12, 2015

Finding The Best Instructional Design Certificate Program: 7 Selection Criteria

As instructional designers, by nature, we have a constant thirst for knowledge. We always want to know more about learning behaviors, methodologies and technologies that can make the online educational experience even more powerful and engaging for our audience. In this article, I’ll shed some light on how you can find the best instructional design certificate program, so that you can take your understanding of eLearning course design and development to new heights.
by Christopher Pappas
April 29, 2015

Adopting Agile Approach For eLearning Development In Your Organization

Megan Torrance of Torrance Learning is one of the most well-respected thought leaders in the industry and is on the vanguard of applying Agile to e-learning development. I caught up with her recently for a Q&A about Agile and its applications. If you’re interested in moving to Agile and curious about the potential benefits and drawbacks, read on!  
by Andrew Winner
April 27, 2015

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.
by Christopher Pappas
April 20, 2015

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.
by Marisa Keramida (M.Ed.)
April 19, 2015

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.
by Christopher Pappas
March 4, 2015

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.
by Jiyo Mathew Johnson
February 3, 2015

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.
by Christopher Pappas
February 2, 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.
by Shauna LeBlanc Vaughan