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.

March 31, 2018

Engaging eLearners Through Questioning Techniques

Questioning learners has always been a very effective tool in the arsenal of instructors. In an eLearning context however, because of the physical separation of teachers and learners, the use of questioning techniques attains even more relevance. What course developers and instructors can’t assess through visual observation and in-person interactions, they must accomplish through innovative questioning techniques.
by Marina Arshavskiy
March 27, 2018

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

This eBook is Obsidian Learning’s latest contribution to the body of research associated with the effectiveness of video used as a tool for learning. As technology, bandwidth, and storage capacity have improved, video has become available – both in terms of creation and viewing – to a much larger population. And as smartphones have become more pervasive, and video-editing software more user friendly, using video as a tool for instruction has also become more common. But is it effective?
by Lubos Janoska
March 9, 2018

5 Reasons Outcome-Based Learning Outweighs Design-First Learning

Every successful journey starts with carefully plotting the eLearning course and knowing the destination. The same rule applies to personal and professional development. In this article, I'll share the top 5 reasons why outcome-based learning is better than design-first learning and 3 tips on how to successfully develop an outcome-based learning strategy.
by Nipun Sharma