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.

Digital Video 101: Understanding How Digital Video Works

Digital Video 101: Understanding How Digital Video Works

Saturday, 27 May 2017 by Bill Ferster

Digital video's inner workings are invisible, but it is not that different than old-fashioned moving pictures conceptually.

Educational Technology
What Is More Important For Your Online Training? Visual Vs. Instructional Design

What Is More Important For Your Online Training? Visual Vs. Instructional Design

Thursday, 25 May 2017 by Stamatia Volika

What is more important? Visual or Instructional Design?

Instructional Design
Applying The Kemp Design Model In eLearning: A Guide For eLearning Professionals

Applying The Kemp Design Model In eLearning: A Guide For eLearning Professionals

Saturday, 20 May 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Are you looking for a holistic Instructional Design approach that follows a non-linear format? In this article, I'll share 9…

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8 Tips To Improve eLearning Content Comprehension For Online Learners

8 Tips To Improve eLearning Content Comprehension For Online Learners

Friday, 5 May 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Does your eLearning team fully understand the subject matter? Are your online learners able to assimilate the key facts and…

Instructional Design
9 Creative Ways To Reinforce Key Concepts In Online Training

9 Creative Ways To Reinforce Key Concepts In Online Training

Sunday, 23 April 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Online training success relies heavily on memory retention, active recall, and positive reinforcement. In this article, I'll share 9 innovative…

Instructional Design
Skinner's Project Pigeon: One Of The First Teaching Machines

Skinner's Project Pigeon: One Of The First Teaching Machines

Saturday, 15 April 2017 by Bill Ferster

One of the behaviorist B.F. Skinner's first "teaching machines" was a crazy plan to use pigeons to guide missiles.

Educational Technology
Tips And Strategies To Motivate Learners Appropriately

Tips And Strategies To Motivate Learners Appropriately

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 by Srividya Kumar

"Why?" "What's in it for me?" Two questions that Instructional Designers seem to be pondering all the time. And for…

Instructional Design
8 Ways To Encourage Online Learner Reflection In eLearning

8 Ways To Encourage Online Learner Reflection In eLearning

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Reflection helps online learners absorb and assimilate the information more effectively. It also allows them to put their newfound knowledge…

Instructional Design
Transforming Learning: Using Video For Cognitive, Emotional, And Social Engagement

Transforming Learning: Using Video For Cognitive, Emotional, And Social Engagement

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 by Stephen Victor

In Obsidian Learning's latest white paper, we discuss best practices for creating videos for training, including cognitive theories of learning,…

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8 Creative Ideas For Active Learning Activities To Include In Your eLearning Course

8 Creative Ideas For Active Learning Activities To Include In Your eLearning Course

Sunday, 12 March 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Do you want to add new active learning activities to your online repertoire? In this article, I’ll share 8 innovative,…

Instructional Design
Galloping Horses To Boxing Cats: Movies In Education

Galloping Horses To Boxing Cats: Movies In Education

Saturday, 11 March 2017 by Bill Ferster

The moving picture has had a long history in education, but its roots are firmly footed in the horse world…

Educational Technology
The Voyager Company: Bob Stein's Voyage

The Voyager Company: Bob Stein's Voyage

Saturday, 4 March 2017 by Bill Ferster

Bob Stein has been thinking about the book and interactive media for almost four decades. His pioneering work as founder…

Educational Technology
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