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.

January 12, 2020

Minimizing Challenges Of Learning From Smaller Screens

Research describes significant constraints for consuming content and performing tasks on a smaller screen, and we must be aware of them when designing mobile information and learning content. Fortunately, research also offers actionable and easy-to-implement tactics for making content on a smaller screen easier to use and understand.
by Patti Shank, PhD
December 14, 2019

Undeniable Advantages For Video In eLearning

The appetite for video is insatiable. The audience varies from young to old and is as diverse as you can imagine. The concern for an Instructional Designer is structuring the content and developing the content in such a way that it is meaningful to the learner.
by Fran Murello
December 11, 2019

Contextual Constraints In Instructional Design

Are you an Instructional Designer? Have you ever played chess? Maybe you hate the game? Many say it is a difficult game so why even try to learn, right? Is it possible to view the challenge as a possibility to learn something new, to advance your skills? What in the world am I talking about? How is the game of chess related to the field of Instructional Design? Take a moment to think about it? Come up with any connections?
by megan weber
December 11, 2019

How To Convert Instructor-Led Training To Digital Learning

The corporate training/Learning and Development (L&D) industry is going digital, with corporate organizations using learning strategies such as gamification, mobile learning, microlearning, and video-based learning to develop skills and knowledge in their employees. Although this is a necessity for them, as digital learning technology is advancing rapidly and is being adopted by global organizations as the standard for Learning and Development, there is still something to be said about Instructor-Led Training.
by Debadrita Sengupta
November 20, 2019

eBook Release: Instructional Design 101

Choosing the best Instructional Design strategy for designing and developing an astounding online training course that benefits your organization is not an easy task. In this article, I'll discuss how and why mastering Instructional Design can lead to very effective online training courses.
by Christopher Pappas
November 17, 2019

Challenges And Benefits Of Delivering Content On Smaller Screens

Those who design mobile learning must understand the typical constraints for consuming content and performing tasks on a smaller screen, including screen size, interruptions, connectivity loss, split attention, higher interaction cost, and increased cognitive load. Despite these constraints, many of which you can reduce with good design, there are also major benefits. These benefits, however, are likely not to be what most organizations are currently doing or planning on doing.
by Patti Shank, PhD