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.

February 7, 2014

7 Common Instructional Design Pitfalls in E-learning Storyboards

Storyboard writing is a core skill that all e-learning instructional designers must master. Yet there are common pitfalls that pop up frequently - both for newbies and seasoned instructional designers. Get these valuable tips for improving your e-learning storyboards: your team, your client, and - especially - your reviewer will thank you!

by Catherine Davis
July 25, 2013

5 Ways To Prevent Information Overload In eLearning Courses

Employees deal with large amounts of information every day. They likely check email, social media, and RSS feeds daily, as well as take in everything happening on the job. It’s easy to burn out with so much to take in. Avoiding information overload is helpful in personal life and is also an important consideration in elearning courses.
by Kate Cornelius
March 27, 2013

Tell, Show, Do, Apply: The Anatomy Of Good Instruction

There are a lot of opinions about how to design quality instruction. New technologies, theories, and processes are continually created and touted as the next greatest thing for instructional designers. And while these new technologies can be powerful, there are a few key instructional strategies that must be implemented to maximize learning effectiveness.
by Joel Gardner, PhD