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Thumbnail sketches are quick, rough sketches that let you play with multiple ideas. They have many uses in elearning design.
A future skill for instructional designers is designing for voice controls. I speak with Myra Roldan about conversation design for the voice user interface (VUI).
Understanding expert thinking helps us design training for both experts and novices. See what makes someone an expert by understanding the cognitive psychology of expertise.
There are ways to enhance the creativity in instructional design by following a creative instructional design process.
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.
The quality assurance practices in the elearning industry are subpar. Hadiya Nuriddin explains how to improve the quality of your eLearning.
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 eLearning and inclusive design, you can’t turn back. Change your design habits to impact more lives.
Evidence informed learning design draws from cognitive psychology research. It focuses on applying learning science to instructional design.
In this conversation, we discuss how to use chatbots to engage people in interactive activities that support learning and behavior change.