The Accidental Instructional Designer has a second edition! Author Cammy Bean provides the big picture view of the learning and development industry.
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25 Story Ideas For eLearning
There has been much written about how well people learn from stories. Here is an inspiration list of stories you can use for eLearning, culled from film and fiction writing books and websites.
ELC 078: How to Get Feedback from Learners to Improve Your Designs Part 2
Usability of learning designs should include ease of use as well as instructional effectiveness. In this episode, we discuss many aspects of usability.
How to Quickly Create a Learning Resource Website Using SpreadSimple-No Coding Required
It’s fairly easy and quick to create a website with learning resources using a no code tool like SpreadSimple. Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Sources for Free Stock Videos
Free stock video clips can fill a lot of gaps in an instructional video or eLearning. Find out about the creative uses and sources for stock footage.
ELC 077: How to Get Feedback from Learners to Improve Your Designs Part 1
In this episode, two researchers discuss how LXD adopts and adapts methods to improve the usability and outcomes of learning design.
Why Less is More in Learning Design
When it comes to learning, less is more. Overloading learners with too much information interferes with the learning process.
Using Scale in Your eLearning and Slide Layouts
Use the design principle of scale to provide a focal point in your layout. This shows what is most important in your message.
Designing Learning for Mental Models
By understanding a learner’s mental models, we can improve our user interfaces, instructional interventions and overall learning experiences.
ELC 076: How to Get Started with Data-Driven Learning Design
What about gathering audience data before you start to design? Lori Niles-Hofmann explains how.
ELC 075 Finding a Career Path in Instructional Design
In this solo episode, I talk about the diversity of career paths in instructional design for people who are trying to break into the field.
ELC 074: Creating Effective Surveys for Instructional Design
When you create surveys for instructional design do you use a process that will get the most accurate results? In this episode, I explore survey design with forms specialist, Caroline Jarrett.
ELC 073: Using The Jobs To Be Done Framework In Learning Design
Jobs To Be Done can help you address the functional, emotional and social aspects of learning.
ELC 072: The Wonderful World of No Code Tools
In this episode, we’re exploring the wonderful world of no code tools. These are powerful apps that you can use without programming.
ELC 071: Learning is the New Business Strategy
We’re living in a time of exploding change and disruption. I speak with Brandon Carson who shows how Learning and Development can lead the way through the digital age where learning is the new business strategy.
ELC 070: Conversation Design for the Voice User Interface
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).
ELC 069: Set Yourself Up to Create Quality eLearning
The quality assurance practices in the elearning industry are subpar. Hadiya Nuriddin explains how to improve the quality of your eLearning.
ELC 068: Applying Social Learning Theory To Learning Design
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.
ELC 067: Educating the New Instructional Designer
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.
ELC 066: Best Of | How to Write Compelling Stories
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.