Instructional designers, like everyone else, have tendencies and habits and I can’t help but notice commonalities between them. Ultimately the goal of elearning is to teach something but there are just so many ways to do it and everyone brings their own background and experiences with them.
In this regard, I often see these three attitudes of instructional designers out in the field and thought it would be interesting to compare notes with the community!
Continue reading Opinion: 3 Common Attitudes of Instructional Designers
It is becoming more and more common for businesses to dedicate specialized resources to organizational learning. As such, more workers are getting degrees in fields such as educational technology, educational psychology, instructional design and more to fill this need. A degree, diploma, or certificate in an education related field, while very useful, is not necessary to work in instructional design. In fact, some of the best educators I have had a chance to work with did not have formal training but were experts in their own field that adapted to an educational role through experience and self-study.
Here are some tips if you are working in an instructional design role without formal training. These are attitudes and approaches that often come as a result of formal training that might not be explicitly stated.
Continue reading 5 Tips for Instructional Designers Without Formal Training
Everyone working in Elearning should be aware of SCORM and xAPI even if you don’t work directly with elearning tools or code. That’s because SCORM (and xAPI) is not a specific tool or technology but a big-picture set of standards that ensure elearning content is shareable and reusable.
Continue reading What’s the Deal with SCORM?
Hello learning professionals! When you’ve been working in training for a while, you get attached to the stuff you work with (and the people too I guess). In this blog post, I want to share about some of the tools that have become part of my everyday work and why I think every instructional designer should consider them.
Continue reading What’s in Your Instructional Design Tech Kit?