The Purpose Driven Instructional Designer

Do you often struggle when answering the simple question, "What do you do for a living"? Learn how my child's answer to the question, "What does your mommy do when you're at work" helped change the way I describe my work, and so much more. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Future Traits Of Instructional Design You Should Be Aware Of

With the fourth industrial revolution, change is here to stay. What traits would you consider useful for Instructional Designers in the future? This article explores 6 of them, as well as the underlying engine: curiosity. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

11 Principles Of eLearning: Demystified And Applied

For maximum impact, courses should be strategically designed with a combination of Instructional Design principles. But to effectively apply these principles, you must first have a clear understanding of their influence. Here, we demystify 11 of them. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Using Design Thinking To Create Better Custom eLearning Solutions

Design thinking is a recent phenomenon in the world of eLearning and it is a method that combines empathy, ideation, and problem-solving of complex and undefined problems. In this article, I will discuss how design thinking can be applied to create better eLearning courses. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

L&D Book Recommendations: What Books To Read?

Are you interested in what works in learning, how the brain might function, what the future may bring, and how to design your life to feel more like a game than a bad soap opera? I've read over 100 books. Here's some of my recommendations. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Articulate Storyline 3: Content templates to Build Your E-learning Course

We release the next set of Articulate Storyline ready-to-use content layouts to help budding developers and instructional designer. Click on each image to view the template details: 1.  Text and graphic template-063 This template blends graphical representation along with descriptive textual presentation to enhance the learner’s learning experience. The screen appears to be divided into…

Unleash Your Teachers’ Positive Energy By Trying Out A New Learning Design

Surveys indicate current professional learning designs are not fulfilling the needs of teachers. This article outlines the framework of a new learning design. The framework offers teachers a way to create multi-dimensional learning activities that personalize professional learning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Whole Brain Learning To Enhance Your Learning Experiences

Whole brain learning is a methodology to combine left brain fact-based paradigms with right brain abstract visual cues to make learning holistic. In this article, I will be sharing some ideas on how to implement whole brain learning in your courses. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Instructional Designers And Learning Officers: Storytelling Is In – PowerPoint Is Out

In his 2108 Letter to Shareholders, Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, banished PowerPoint presentations from executive meetings and replaced them with “Narrative Structures.” Culture Shock! Storytelling instead of Bullet Points! Yes, you heard right. And if anyone knows a good idea, it’s probably Jeff. Amazon’s executive meetings now begin with participants spending 30 minutes reading stories about ideas and then discussing them. And it’s Bezos’ idea. The man who went from a new retailing idea to the world’s richest man in 23 years is advocating storytelling. And once again he’s right. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.