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You can embed creativity in instructional design by using this creative thinking model.
Use multiple-choice questions to measure critical thinking, such as analysis, evaluation and interpretation. Before and after examples.
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It’s often difficult to visualize intangible or abstract concepts for eLearning and presentations. Here is guidance on creating abstract graphics.
How to infuse persuasive messages into learning experiences when you need to convince the target audience to change behaviors or attitudes.
For an industry that is steeped in technology, our quality assurance practice is subpar. In this episode, you’ll find out how to improve the quality of your eLearning.
When designing, consider the expertise reversal effect. Instructional techniques for novices may be detrimental for experienced learners
Too many bullet lists in an eLearning course or slide presentation can be mind-numbing. Here are six visual alternatives to bullet points.
These elaboration strategies provide ways to connect new learning to prior knowledge in order to make learning meaningful.
I speak with Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner about the big ideas in their book, Learning to Make a Difference. They share ways that we can live and learn intentionally in a social learning context.
How should instructors and professors educate instructional designers to meet the needs of the modern workplace? This episode focuses on the challenges and solutions facing instructional design educators.
Story coach and author, Lisa Cron, reveals how to transform your learning scenarios and vignettes into must-read stories. If you use stories in your instructional design and learning design practice, you’ll want to listen.
Subject Matter Experts or SMEs are indispensable in learning design. Diane Elkins and Dawn Mahoney provide strategies for dealing with SMEs.
Information is ubiquitous and complex. In this episode, we discuss ways to create understanding from raw information.
Instructional design is evolving into learning experience design or LXD. We discuss the benefits for learners and learning professionals.
Have you ever considered starting a learning design career in higher education? Have you wondered if academia is the best fit for your preferences and interests? In this episode, Peter Shea and I discuss the roles that instructional designers play in higher education and what it’s like to work in that environment.
Once you understand accessible and inclusive design, you can’t turn back. Changing your design habits has a big impact on the lives of others.
This will be the decade of maturation for the learning industry, where we apply relevant research findings from the learning sciences.
In this conversation, we discuss how to use chatbots to engage people in interactive activities that support learning and behavior change.