Have you been thinking about becoming an instructional designer but weren’t sure how to get started? Then it is time! Our guest, Kristin Anthony, an experienced learning experience designer, shares insights about how to become an instructional designer with no experience. In this interview you will learn the lessons that Kristin learned, the strategies she used to become an instructional designer, books she recommends to read and the challenges you need to be aware of. Ready to change your career and life?Add a comment
There is a lot of buzz around the Agile ELearning Development nowadays. Because of its collaborative approach and cost control the agile methodology has proven its effectiveness in software engineering projects and started gaining popularity among the instructional designers and L&D specialists working on eLearning content development. To help you understand the Agile ELearning Development approach, its benefits and variation from the ADDIE model we’ve interviewed an eLearning expert with over 25 years of experience in the field of learning and user performance support - Kasper Spiro. Kasper not only answered all the questions eLearning professionals can have, but explained the Agile ELearning Development process by the example of his own company to help you get started.Add a comment
There are a lot of different ways to make eLearning interactive and a learner engaged and one of them is by means of applying animations. Animation is a powerful tool that can help to grab the learners’ attention and make the course memorable, however, when applied thoughtlessly, can also distract the learner, annoy by the movements, and even cause the “information overload”. How to use animation in eLearning, what are the do’s and don’ts of using animation and what tools can be used for creating animation? These are the questions we’ve addressed to a speaker, author, and award-winning eLearning designer – Tim Slade.Add a comment
Creating your first online course might be overwhelming, especially when you have no prior instructional design expertise or industry knowledge. To help you not to get stuck and create a good and engaging eLearning course we’ve interviewed a Strategist and a Senior Instructional Designer with over 20 years’ experience - Michael Milroy. In this interview Michael covers the fundamentals of a good online course, the common mistakes made when developing eLearning courses, recommends where to look for inspiration, how to get started with eLearning course development and which trends to follow in 2017. Enjoy reading it!Add a comment
The way adults and children learn differs radically, and “being too old to learn” is not the main point. You can use the same LMS software and even apply the principles of kids’ learning to teaching adults, but if you don’t know what makes an adult learner engaged, motivated and excited about your online course, the chances the training will fail are pretty high.
To help you to get an idea of adult learning, understand its main principles and learn how not to make mistakes when creating courses for adults, we’ve interviewed an experienced Instructional Designer and Technologist – Julian Davis.Add a comment