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Should an Instructional Designer Have an Advanced Degree?

Should an Instructional Designer Have an Advanced Degree?

As the field of eLearning continues to grow, so does the demand for instructional designers. If you look at job listings for many corporations, the listing specifies that they are seeking a qualified applicant who has an advanced degree. Is it necessary for someone to have a graduate degree in order to design quality training courses? It's certainly a matter of perspective with more than one opinion.

Your Ticket to Great Instructional Design

Your Ticket to Great Instructional Design

Instructional design is certainly not an easy business. Having been in the learning, training and development industry for more than 27 years, I can assertively say so. Instructional designers shoulder the important responsibility of sugar-coating the critical learning content in such a manner that training becomes not just a mandatory activity, but something that employees love. Now how do you do that? How can you possibly turn something boring into something that employees love? The answer to that is what differentiates a good instructional design from a poor one.

Create Effective Mobile Training Courses With These 8 Simple Tips

Create Effective Mobile Training Courses With These 8 Simple Tips

Learning when and where learners want is one of the most significant benefits of eLearning, and the best way to achieve this is by offering them mobile training courses. But how can you quickly create effective mobile training courses without spending a great deal of time or money on the process? In this article you'll find a number of tips that can help you to quickly create effective mobile training courses.

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Generative Learning Theory

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Generative Learning Theory

The Generative Learning Theory was introduced in 1974 by Merlin C. Wittrock an American educational psychologist. The Generative Learning Theory is based on the idea that learners can actively integrate new ideas into their memory to enhance their educational experience. In essence, it involves linking new with old ideas, in order to gain a better understanding of the instructed concepts.

How Gamification Is Reshaping The Language Learning Landscape

How Gamification Is Reshaping The Language Learning Landscape

As a language teacher, I have seen rapid changes in the learning trends. In a fast paced world, creating immersive learning environment is not a simple task. Yet, in order to meet the learning outcomes on the one hand and keep their students motivated on the other, teachers, are employing various techniques. Gamification seems to be the perfect way to make learning fun, but is there anything else beyond this?