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Instructional Design

From Building Content To Meeting Today’s Job Needs

From Building Content To Meeting Today’s Job Needs

Last month, I felt compelled to write about a trend I’ve been seeing in our industry: Doing less with analyzing and meeting instructional and performance needs and doing more with building content. I think this started happening when rapid development tools could make anyone into a learning practitioner.

ADDIE Vs. Backward Design: Which One, When, And Why?

ADDIE Vs. Backward Design: Which One, When, And Why?

Opinion is divided between which of the two popular Instructional Design models is ideal for developing an online course. Both have their pros and cons, and it is quite likely that one of the two is better than the other in a specific situation. This articles explores the ADDIE vs. Backward Design dilemma.

5 Design Steps Of Learner Engagement For Humans

5 Design Steps Of Learner Engagement For Humans

Are you in Learning and Development, part of HR? Then you’re in charge of learner engagement and motivation. You’re probably looking at gamification, microlearning, mobile learning, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, and other hot trends. This article is about why you can’t motivate humans, and the 5 design steps you should go about it.

3 Instructional Design Strategies For Virtual Reality Learning

3 Instructional Design Strategies For Virtual Reality Learning

As the field of instructional technology pivots quickly to Virtual Reality, online learning developers must chose the correct strategy for creating the Virtual Reality learning experience. Otherwise learners will have a “cool” experience in the Virtual Reality environment, but not have tangible learning results.