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Best Practices In Instructional Design

Best Practices in Instructional Design

When it comes to learning and development, online courses have become one of the most popular methods of training employees. They are convenient, efficient, and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. However, in order for online courses to be effective, they need to be designed correctly. Here we will outline some of the best practices in online course design so that you can create a learning experience that is both engaging and informative. What is Instructional Design? Instructional design involves the design and development of learning experiences. It incorporates learning theory and instructional design principles…

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Best SCORM Authoring Tools

Do you need good SCORM authoring tools to create compliant e-learning courses? If so, you're in luck! Here we will discuss the best authoring tools available on the market today, as well as provide a comparison of them, so that you can find the one that best suits your needs. So, whether you are new to e-learning or an experienced professional, read on for the information you need to make the best decision about the authoring tool that is right for you! What is SCORM? Before we discuss the best authoring tools, let's first review what SCORM is. SCORM stands…

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Strategies for Effective Video Content in Online Learning

Three Strategies for the most Effective Video Content in Online learning Intro As an instructional designer, I am often approached by clients who request video content in their training because they feel that it is the best way to engage their audience. I also work with many clients who prefer not to use video, as they find it time consuming and expensive. I would like to debunk some of the misconceptions around the use of video and go over some tips and best practices I have found. Video content incorporated into online learning is widespread. After being in the industry…

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Are You “ADDIE”quately Agile?

There are times when the tried and true is no longer the "best practice" that it may have been in the past. A good example is ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation), the model that was the bedrock for most learning professionals for a very long time. Yes, there was a time when ADDIE was the absolute best approach for creating a course. But the traditional ADDIE model is simply not right for today’s training development. And while ADDIE is the oldest and most popular, it isn’t the only traditional instruction design model that has been challenged with today’s just…

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Assessments: When Scoring Is Boring

Do you hate tests? Do you find yourself looking to see what you scored, perhaps relieved that you got most of the answers right? Here’s the thing. Scoring is boring! Especially when it comes to your learning objectives. How can it be okay to only know 80% of your learning objectives if ALL of them are, you know, the actual LEARNING OBJECTIVES! Why do we assess learners in the first place? Well, an assessment determines if students have gained sufficient knowledge or have become proficient in a skill. (Those pesky learning objectives!) It also provides instructors with the chance to…

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