To succeed in instructional design and eLearning, an understanding of industry best practices is crucial. Theories and resources abound, but a critical first step is developing knowledge around popular instructional design models.
ID models guide the development and strategy of each learning solution project. Each model has advantages and disadvantages. The challenge comes in determining which model works best for you, your team, and your learners.Continue reading
Microlearning offers a short, focused learning solution to help learners achieve a specific goal or single, meaningful objective. Well-designed microlearning is easy to digest, process, and apply, promoting learner satisfaction.
This approach focuses on creating bite-sized learning versus a comprehensive program. For example, rather than designing a 12-week in-depth training, provide a quick video, podcast, interactive demo, game, or brief e-Learning course that addresses a particular challenge.Continue reading
Level up your course creation game by checking out these popular instructional design/eLearning tools. Most tools include free trials and offer in-depth tutorials, so be sure to take advantage.
NOTE: It's important to spend your time on 2-3 tools that will give you the most leverage in getting your first ID job or a desired promotion. Study job postings. Which tools are mentioned, especially the tools you see over and over? What skills are required to perform the job successfully?
Here are twelve (12) tools to help with efficient, effective, and free course/learning solution creation (this is not an all-inclusive list):Continue reading
Whether you're an aspiring instructional designer or you're a professional contemplating a career change to ID, it pays to determine if you're a good fit for the industry.
Here are ten questions to consider before entering the ID field. As I've worked as a corporate, higher ed, healthcare, and as a freelance ID contractor, I can assure you the questions apply to each specialty.Continue reading