Blog - instructional design

  • August 28, 2019
  • February 28, 2018

    Guide: What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

    By: Tori Signorelli

    How To Become An Instructional Designer If you landed on this page, you’re either considering a career in the eLearning industry, are going to school for a master’s degree in instructional design, or you’re already working as an Instructional Designer (ID) and want to grow in your career. Wherever you’re at on the spectrum, this […]

  • September 26, 2017

    Creating a Personalized Learning Environment

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Creating a Personalized Learning Environment Creating a personalized learning environment starts with outlining your goals and striking a balance between personal and company growth, as you want learning to payoff for everyone. Focusing on the learner through data analytics and responsive and adaptive design allows you to custom tailor a learning experience that’s effective and […]

  • August 22, 2017

    You Use Information Skimming to Avoid Drowning in Data

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    We may be living in the Information Age, but most of us can’t conceive how massively informative it really is. The Internet is growing at a rate of 3.7% per quarter, for a conservative estimate of 330.6M top level domains by Q1 2017. In the past two years alone, humans have produced more data than existed in our […]

  • June 21, 2017

    Discover Why More Companies are Choosing to Ditch Their LMS

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Once upon a time, the learning management system (LMS) was king. It was there that L&D professionals could produce, tweak, deliver, and manage employee learning. It seemed like a perfect solution until suddenly, it wasn’t. Huge, monolithic LMSs are going the way of the dinosaur in favor of more agile programming options. But why? As […]

  • May 23, 2016

    Why We Integrate Our Instructional Design and Product Design Teams

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    In most cases (and especially for in-house instructional design situations) the instructional design and product design and development teams operate side-by-side. Each is stored neatly in its box, and any collaboration happens in an “over the wall” type of interaction.  

  • December 29, 2015

    You Might Need an Instructional Designer If…

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    We get it: Small budgets and that one guy in HR who swears he took an instructional design course in college might sway you to get the job done in-house. And at times, it might even be adequate for less-important training or quick-fire leadership tips. But sometimes, trying to develop instructional design and training in-house […]

  • October 02, 2014

    Articulate Storyline 2: Quick Tips for Instructional Design

    By: Aaron Hill

    Are you an instructional designer who’s stuck on the rapid development eLearning hamster wheel? Are you dancing as fast as you can, hatching custom eLearning modules at the speed of greased lightning? If so, you’ve probably upgraded to Articulate Storyline 2. The first thing you noticed is that it looks even more like PowerPower than the previous generation, and […]

  • August 28, 2014

    What Should You Look for When Commissioning an Instructional Designer?

    By: Aaron Hill

    As manager of the technical writing department, you’ve been tasked with producing your company’s first eLearning effort. Your team spends hours writing regulatory drivel such as “do not iron clothing while wearing it” or “don’t place beverages in CD player,” so they enthusiastically tackle the assignment with crisp scripts. Unfortunately, they fall short in producing […]

  • February 19, 2014

    Learning Methods: Applying Blooms Taxonomy to Instructional Design

    By: Andrew Fayad

    When Benjamin Bloom outlined his criteria for education in 1956, it was a way to get educators on the same page. He would have never imagined that the same criteria could be applied to online learning, microlessons and other modern learning methods that didn’t exist at the birth of Bloom’s Taxonomy. While the criteria may […]

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