Instructional Design Best Practices

The most thorough collection of Instructional Design Best Practices, presented by our top Instructional Design authors. Important information, tips, trends, new ideas and examples. Click to read our articles.

Students As Teachers: Moving From Pedagogy To Andragogy

Students As Teachers: Moving From Pedagogy To Andragogy

Sunday, 5 November 2017 by Phillip Bock

How a personal experience completely changed my perspective on the relationship between Pedagogy and Andragogy and showed me the importance…

Instructional Design
5 Steps To Follow When Using An Instructional Design Framework For Your Online Courses

5 Steps To Follow When Using An Instructional Design Framework For Your Online Courses

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 by Peter Schroeder

Without a plan, you might waste a lot of time making decisions and adjustments as you go that could ultimately…

Instructional Design
How Memory Affects The Perception Of Information

The Magical Number Seven, Plus Or Minus Two

Saturday, 21 October 2017 by Bill Ferster

Understanding and using the limits of our memory.

Design and Development
A 7-Step Instructional Design Guide For eLearning Gamification

A 7-Step Instructional Design Guide For eLearning Gamification

Saturday, 21 October 2017 by Nipun Sharma

eLearning badges, leaderboards, points, and leveling up can be powerful motivators for your online learners. In this article, I’ll offer…

Gamification
4 Useful Applications Of Mind Mapping In Business

4 Useful Applications Of Mind Mapping In Business

Thursday, 12 October 2017 by Sandhya Lakhanpal

This article gives a glimpse of the wealth that Mind Mapping brings to the field of Instructional Design.

Instructional Design
8 Ways Content Chunking Can Help You Avoid Cognitive Overload

8 Ways Content Chunking Can Help You Avoid Cognitive Overload

Saturday, 7 October 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Bid farewell to long paragraphs that lead to cognitive overload. In this article, I'll share 8 innovative ways to use…

Instructional Design
6 Tips To Create Effective eLearning Storyboards On Budget

6 Tips To Create Effective eLearning Storyboards On Budget

Thursday, 5 October 2017 by Christopher Pappas

eLearning storyboards are a handy way to outline every aspect of your eLearning course. But does your eLearning budget affect…

Instructional Design
Merrill's Principles Of Instruction: The Definitive Guide

Merrill's Principles Of Instruction: The Definitive Guide

Friday, 29 September 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Are you looking for an effective problem-centered strategy for your next eLearning course? In this article, I'll share everything you…

Instructional Design
6 Steps To Start Planning eLearning Courses

6 Steps To Start Planning eLearning Projects

Thursday, 28 September 2017 by Christopher Pappas

It is said that if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. So how exactly do you plan…

Project Management
4 Types Of Gamers And Learner Engagement

4 Types Of Gamers And Learner Engagement

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 by Juliette Denny

So,, you've invested in a gamified learning platform, your learners have become gamers, and you need to adapt your training…

Gamification
6 Ways Of Capturing eLearning Feedback

6 Ways Of Capturing eLearning Feedback

Sunday, 10 September 2017 by Marina Arshavskiy

Several years ago, I attended a Creative Writing course at a local community college. On day-1, the instructor handed out…

Instructional Design
6 Instructional Design Tips To Create Engaging And Enlightening eLearning Courses

6 Instructional Design Tips To Create Engaging And Enlightening eLearning Courses

Saturday, 9 September 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Instructional Design is all about presenting online learners with information in a way that's easy to understand and digest. Here…

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