instructional design

  • Read These Instructional Design Articles

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    While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write. Our industry is one of diverse skill-sets, demands, and opinions. We all have a chance to learn from someone else’s experience. If you are an instructional designer then reading […]

  • Personalized Learning for Employees

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    Elearning has come a long way since its early days. Specifically, it didn’t take long for instructional designers to realize that sitting through an elearning course can be boring. For the most part people like to interact with others. They want to be part of a community and feel like what they are learning matters in […]

  • 4 Phases of Learning Program Success

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    Not every learning program is created equal. Simply putting together some courses and telling user to go through the content isn’t going to yield very good results. The most successful programs today have a plan in place. You can use a plan to start a program the ‘correct’ way, or use a plan to revive […]

  • Sacrificing Learner Experience for Security

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    As I have conversations with people creating their first online course I often hear them talk about two distinct things: Learner experience Content security And what many often come to realize is that paying attention too much to content security can ultimately lead to a poor learner experience. The desire to secure your course content, […]

  • Reminder: Dust Off Your ELearning

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    It is a new year and the perfect time to think ahead about exciting projects to come, and if you are involved in the elearning industry then this often means new courses for the new year. But before you start on those endeavors don’t forget about the courses you created last year. Now is the […]

  • 4 Common ELearning Interactions

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    One thing that people like about an elearning course is when it contains various interaction points. This keeps the learner engaged and thinking about the content in different ways. Without interactions the entire experience is boring and arguably ineffective. If it is your responsibility to create elearning on a particular subject you should look for […]

  • Putting a Voice to Your Courses

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    If you are a writer then you have probably heard how important it is to develop your unique “voice”. In fact, writers spend years trying to perfect their voice. It often becomes their “brand”. Anything we put in a digital format has a “voice”, even videos. Yes, we can actually hear the voices in a […]

  • Most Common ELearning Dev Challenges

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    Creating a course can be a lonely adventure. Much of the time you are heads-down doing research, verifying content, developing simulations, incorporating gamification, and taking care of many other tasks. If you are starting a business selling this course then there is also work to be done marking and networking your business. As you go […]

  • Creating a Positive Course Experience

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    Any course you create needs to have solid content. In fact, content is the critical component to the success of any course. This is especially true if you are selling your courses. But in addition to content you also need to pay close attention to the experience you provide. Slapping some videos and text together and […]