Instructional Design

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

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...

7 Steps To Become an Instructional Designer

7 Steps To Become An Instructional Designer

In this article, I will offer you an analysis of the steps you should follow to become an Instructional Designer, regardless of whether you are entering into the private education or corporate training sector. From familiarizing yourself with Instructional Design Models and Theories to choosing your Instructional Design niche, I will provide you with essential matters you need to know prior entering into the new and always exciting field of Instructional Design.

5 Instructional Design Traps to Avoid

5 Instructional Design Traps to Avoid

Excellent e-Learning is built on solid instructional design decisions. But for those of us without the budgetary luxury of an in-house instructional designer, tackling instructional design is sometimes easier said than done.