Learners will often access e-Learning modules on multiple devices, including phones and tablets. If there is any possibility that your learners will be using mobile devices, there is high value in designing with a “mobile-first” mindset. Design for mobile devices and smaller screens first, and then scale your designs to larger desktop or laptop screens. […]
Mobile Learning has been a trend in education for some time now. Learners are using multiple devices. It’s fairly common for an individual learner to use more than one device for course activities. For example, I alternatively use a laptop, desktop computer, iPad, and Android phone for accessing and interacting with course content. Flash is
How can someone who is not an expert be able to teach the topic? This is a common misconception that instructional designers can face.
When creating learning or training, I often find that learners will benefit from a handout or job aid. This can be a job aid with key points, step-by-step instructions, or a worksheet for taking notes. Yes, many learners want their notes online, but I still find there is value in providing a paper handout for
There is continued growth in the need for instructional designers within colleges and universities, in part because of increased enrollment in online courses and need to use technology within courses. Colleges are also hiring instructional designers to improve course and teaching quality. What does instructional design look like in higher education? Buckets of work often
In my day job I work in instructional design at a small health sciences college. I work with faculty in a lot of stages of their careers, and I often coach and teach faculty and adjunct instructors how to teach online. Some of these faculty have been teaching face-to-face courses for years and just need
When I first started as a curriculum designer almost 20 years ago, I worked for a team of engineers. We were not necessarily designing engineering curriculum, but two of the three siblings owners of the company were former engineers. We created business and technical education curriculum for middle and high schools around the United States.
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In my role as an instructional designer in higher education, I have helped faculty create posters but this was the first time I pulled together a poster presentation. Despite the fact that I had plenty of notice, I kept getting pulled off on other priorities. I was planning to work on it over the weekend.