Welcome to readers around the planet! This is the website of Connie Malamed, a learning experience design consultant. My graduate degree is in Instructional Design & Technology and as an undergrad I studied art education. I have many years of experience in the trenches and I still love this field! The eLearning Coach is where I share actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews and resources to help you design, develop and understand learning, instructional design and visual design. I love making products for learning professionals. You can read about them below.
I wrote two books…
Please check out my books if you’d like to improve your visual design skills for instructional materials. The most current title is Visual Design Solutions. This was written to bring greater awareness of visual design and to improve the design skills of learning professionals. My other book, Visual Language for Designers, explains how to design for the human mind—something that’s very important in eLearning. Plus it includes over 250 graphics contributed by designers, illustrators, infographic artists and other creative people from around the world.
wrote a free email course about starting a career in instructional design…
I received so many emails about what a career in instructional design is like, I wrote this 12-lesson course to answer the many questions. You will get two lessons a week if you sign up at Breaking Into Instructional Design.
started a private membership community for those who want to learn to design effective learning experiences…
Mastering Instructional Design is a private membership community for those who want to switch to a career in instructional design or want to improve their foundation skills. The community has a forum, four courses so far, an instructional design toolkit and monthly Q&A calls. You can join at Mastering Instructional Design.
and started a podcast in 2013.
Really? That long ago? The eLearning Coach podcast interviews authors, experts and people who are doing interesting things that are related to our field in some way or another. You can subscribe in iTunes or listen right here.
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Questions about online learning
We all have questions, issues and unsolved mysteries about online learning. Please email me with yours through the Contact form and I’ll try to write about your topic. If I don’t have the answers, I’ll interview someone who does. And if you just want to say hi, I love getting to know readers, so please send me a note.
Let’s Work Together
I design and build creative learning experiences that meet the needs of the 21st century workforce. And I consult and teach to help others craft strategies and experiences that improve performance. I call it Next Generation Instructional Design.
Please see my company page, Connie Malamed Consulting, for more. You can contact me through the contact form on this site or email me at cmalamed[at]gmail.[com].
Thanks for stopping by The eLearning Coach!