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.

5 Basic Principles Of Instructional Systems Design

Strategies must include both practical experiences for learners to achieve core competencies in each area, as well as theory—the ‘why’ behind the result. With that in mind, here are 5 basic principles of effective Instructional Systems Design. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Using Kolb’s Learning Styles To Create Engaging Custom eLearning Courses

Kolb’s learning styles help in understanding what works well when we are designing courses. An intricate model, Kolb’s learning cycle is often used to explain the learning process. I will share my thoughts on how Kolb’s model can be used to create better eLearning 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.