The Accidental Instructional Designer

Learning Design for the Digital Age
Author: Cammy Bean
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1562869140
Category: Design
Page: 224
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Don't create boring e-learning! Cammy Bean presents a fresh, modern take on instructional design for e-learning. Filled with her personal insights and tips, The Accidental Instructional Designer covers nearly every aspect of the e-learning design process, including understanding instructional design, creating scenarios, building interactivity, designing visuals, and working with SMEs. You'll learn all about the CBT Lady and how to avoid her instructional design mistakes. Along the way, you'll hear from a few other accidental instructional designers, get ideas for your own projects, and find resources and references to take your own practice to the next level. The Accidental Instructional Designer is perfect for the learning professional or instructional designer who is just getting started with e-learning—or the more experienced practitioner looking for new ideas. In addition to sharing proven techniques and strategies, this book: covers best practices and what to avoid when designing an e-learning program presents e-learning in action through various case studies shows how you can go from being an accidental instructional designer to an intentional one.

Instructional Design - Step by Step

Nine Easy Steps for Designing Lean, Effective, and Motivational Instruction
Author: John S. Hoffman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475986718
Category: Education
Page: 566
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Learn a simple, proven, step-by-step method for designing lean, eff ective, and motivational education and training from author Dr. John S. Hoff man, a thirty-year training veteran. A practitioner’s guide geared toward the newcomer to professional instructional design, Instructional Design—Step by Step presents an easy-to-understand process that includes these features:• A primer on understanding how humans learn and the twelve principles of adult learning• Ten key teaching principles and twenty common training mistakes• Instruction on how to design computer application training complete with numerous examples illustrating new concepts and techniques• Simple principles and practical advice laid out in bulleted lists and tables that can be immediately applied to training projects• Follow-up questions at the end of every chapter with answers to test understanding of key concepts• A broad range of examples across subject areas gathered by assessing real-life situations• Sidebars containing recommendations for further reading• A bibliography and extensive index for locating specific information Instructional Design—Step by Step and its companion volume, Instructional Development—Step by Step, provide a complete A-to-Z guide on how to design and develop instructional and educational materials—from short presentations to entire courses and curricula.

Design for How People Learn


Author: Julie Dirksen
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0134211529
Category: Education
Page: 304
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Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it's not in our job descriptions. Whether it's giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. But if you've ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. In Design For How People Learn, Second Edition, you'll discover how to use the key principles behind learning, memory, and attention to create materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you're sharing. Updated to cover new insights and research into how we learn and remember, this new edition includes new techniques for using social media for learning as well as two brand new chapters on designing for habit and best practices for evaluating learning, such as how and when to use tests. Using accessible visual metaphors and concrete methods and examples, Design For How People Learn, Second Edition will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience.

Mastering the Instructional Design Process

A Systematic Approach
Author: William J. Rothwell,H. C. Kazanas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470573709
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 528
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The fourth edition of Mastering the Instructional Design Process has been completely revised and updated and is based on the instructional design competencies of the International Board of Standards of Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI). The book identifies the core competencies of instructional system design and presents them in a way that helps to develop these competencies and apply them successfully in real-world settings. This comprehensive resource covers the full range of topics for understanding and mastering the instructional design process including: detecting and solving human performance problems; analyzing needs, learners, work settings, and work; establishing performance objectives and performance measurements; delivering the instruction effectively; and managing instructional design projects successfully.

Rapid Instructional Design

Learning ID Fast and Right
Author: George M. Piskurich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118046920
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 508
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This is the second edition of the best-selling book that shows how to get instructional design done fast and get it done right! If you need a basic understanding of what instructional design is and a hands-on, to-the-point method of ensuring that the training and performance interventions you put into place meet the needs of your staff and your organization, this book is for you. It offers a no-nonsense walk through all the steps in the instructional design process and each step is explained in language that is conversational and easy to understand. This new edition addresses such topics as learning analysis, return on investment, and designing asynchronous and synchronous e-learning, as well as a wealth of illustrative examples of storyboards and professional commentary and case studies from professionals in the field.

Designing E-learning


Author: Saul Carliner
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 9781562863326
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 181
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Instead of designing e-learning programs from scratch, use this book to learn how to adapt your instructional design expertise to the demands of this new environment. Get step-by-step guidelines, discover solutions to key challenges, and learn how to balance the educational needs of your learners with the practical constraints of e-learning. Plus, a valuable ""big picture"" view of e-learning helps you design programs that fit your organization's goals.

The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

Your toolkit for putting elearning into practice
Author: Rob Hubbard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118375882
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Technology has revolutionised every aspect of our lives and how we learn is no exception. The trouble is; the range of elearning technologies and the options available can seem bewildering. Even those who are highly experienced in one aspect of elearning will lack knowledge in some other areas. Wouldn’t it be great if you could access the hard-won knowledge, practical guidance and helpful tips of world-leading experts in these fields? Edited by Rob Hubbard and featuring chapters written by global elearning experts: Clive Shepherd, Laura Overton, Jane Bozarth, Lars Hyland, Rob Hubbard, Julie Wedgwood, Jane Hart, Colin Steed, Clark Quinn, Ben Betts and Charles Jennings - this book is a practical guide to all the key topics in elearning, including: getting the business on board, building it yourself, learning management, blended, social, informal, mobile and game-based learning, facilitating online learning, making the most of memory and more.

Michael Allen's Guide to E-Learning

Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company
Author: Michael W. Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471203025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 326
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Michael Allen offers a common-sense guide to e-learning. This book shows how institutions can look beyond the hype to the real challenges of effective e-learning and realize results through practical, goal-oriented applications.

Instructional Designer Competencies

The Standards (Fourth Edition)
Author: Tiffany A. Koszalka,Darlene F. RussEft,Robert Reiser
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623964059
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 179
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This book provides the most current and complete version of statements defining a competent instructional designer, for those who are or aspire to practice in virtually any context, anywhere in the world. The research conducted to update and validate these standards included obtaining feedback from over 1000 senior to novice practitioners and scholars working in the North, South, and Central Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and African nations. This book is intended for those who hire, train, and prepare instructional designers and those who work (or plan to work) as instructional designers. It provides an updated description of the profession. It lays out the most critical competencies (e.g., knowledge, skills, and attitudes) of the successful instructional designer, regardless of the context in which they work (e.g., K12, higher education, business and industry, government and military, private consultancy, informal or formal), the location in which they practice (e.g., the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia), and the type of delivery for which they design (e.g., facetoface, paperbased, digital, blended). There have always been questions about what instructional designers do… such questions led to the creation of ibstpi more than 30 years ago. Yet, this questioning is especially true today with the growing call for developers of elearning and other technologysupported instruction. The term ‘instructional designer’ seems to have become a generic phrase that now lends itself to a broad range of meanings, and yet, it is a definitive profession with a specific scope and focus. The more widely the label ‘instructional designer’ is used, the more room there is for misunderstanding about what is called for in skills, behaviors, competencies, and outputs. What is called for in the midst of this learning boom is clarity, direction and uniform expectations. With a common understanding, we can help avert poor design, especially in elearning and technologysupported instruction, which often fails learners or has high attrition rates. Grounded on rigorous research, consulting hundreds of practitioners around the world, this book articulates and explains what is required to be a competent instructional designer. It includes the set of standards that clarifies the profession and provides a set of competencies for creating hiring schemes, professional development guidelines, performance assessments, work plans, and curriculum to prepare instructional designers.The instructional designer profession continues to grow in wake of emerging technologies, new pedagogies, and virtual learning environments. However, many educators, instructors, and even training specialists often lack the competencies to design, develop, implement, and evaluate these newer types of instructional solutions. This book articulates and explains the competencies that are required to be a competent instructional designer.

The Essentials of Instructional Design

Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice, Third Edition
Author: Abbie H. Brown,Timothy D. Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317633164
Category: Education
Page: 220
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The Essentials of Instructional Design, 3rd Edition introduces the essential elements of instructional design (ID) to students who are new to ID. The key procedures within the ID process—learner analysis, task analysis, needs analysis, developing goals and objectives, organizing instruction, developing instructional activities, assessing learner achievement and evaluating the success of the instructional design—are covered in complete chapters that describe and provide examples of how the procedure is accomplished using the best known instructional design models. Unlike most other ID books, The Essentials of Instructional Design provides an overview of the principles and practice of ID without placing emphasis on any one ID model. Offering the voices of instructional designers from a number of professional settings and providing real-life examples from across sectors, students learn how professional organizations put the various ID processes into practice. This introductory textbook provides students with the information they need to make informed decisions as they design and develop instruction, offering them a variety of possible approaches for each step in the ID process and clearly explaining the strengths and challenges associated with each approach.

E-Learning Fundamentals

A Practical Guide
Author: Diane Elkins,Desiree Pinder
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1607282720
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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This ultimate roadmap covers the entire e-learning landscape. Why do we even need e-learning? What is an LMS? How do I write a storyboard? If you’re delving into e-learning and are coming up with more questions than answers, this guide is the high-level overview you’ve been looking for. In this book, e-learning development experts and educators Diane Elkins and Desirée Pinder deliver a comprehensive examination of the e-learning process from the ground up.

Instructional Design Made Easy

A Workbook for Designing Accelerated Learning Programs
Author: Guy S. Bruce
Publisher: Performance Management Publications
ISBN: 9780937100059
Category: Education
Page: 737
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Interface Design for Learning

Design Strategies for Learning Experiences
Author: Dorian Peters
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321903048
Category: Computers
Page: 266
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In offices, colleges, and living rooms across the globe, learners of all ages are logging into virtual laboratories, online classrooms, and 3D worlds. Kids from kindergarten to high school are honing math and literacy skills on their phones and iPads. If that weren't enough, people worldwide are aggregating internet services (from social networks to media content) to learn from each other in “Personal Learning Environments.” Strange as it sounds, the future of education is now as much in the hands of digital designers and programmers as it is in the hands of teachers. And yet, as interface designers, how much do we really know about how people learn? How does interface design actually impact learning? And how do we design environments that support both the cognitive and emotional sides of learning experiences? The answers have been hidden away in the research on education, psychology, and human computer interaction, until now. Packed with over 100 evidence-based strategies, in this book you'll learn how to: Design educational games, apps, and multimedia interfaces in ways that enhance learning Support creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration through interface design Design effective visual layouts, navigation, and multimedia for online and mobile learning Improve educational outcomes through interface design.

ISD from the Ground Up

A No-nonsense Approach to Instructional Design
Author: Chuck Hodell
Publisher: ASTD
ISBN: 9781562869984
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Don't leave course design to trial and error. Is trial and error a key pathway to instructional systems design (ISD)? Does success come only to experienced designers with expert instincts? Prior to the 2000 publication of ISD From the Ground Up, it certainly appeared that way to instructional designers just learning the ropes. Chuck Hodell set out to change that. Known as "the man who wrote the book on ISD--literally," Hodell developed a comprehensive and practical handbook on core ISD practices and principles with a practitioner's eye. His definitive guide is an industry staple currently found on the bookshelves of experienced instructional designers and university students alike. This updated fourth edition covers all the basics and many advanced tenets important to working professionals, especially those entering the field. Stand-alone chapters offer crucial support to practitioners building foundational skills, while in-depth tutorials and rich insights guide the credentialed designer. At a time when skillful curriculum development is valued more than ever, ISD From the Ground Up offers a refresher on objectives, design plans, lesson plans, and even what it takes to facilitate a focus group. Updated with new chapters and an expanded glossary of terms, it delves into skills and practices essential to the success of today's in-demand curriculum developer.

e-Learning by Design


Author: William Horton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118118383
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
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Since the first edition of E-learning by Design, e-learning has evolved rapidly and fringe techniques have moved into the mainstream. Underlying and underwriting these changes in e–learning are advances in technology and changes in society. The second edition of the bestselling book E-Learning by Design offers a comprehensive look at the concepts and processes of developing, creating, and implementing a successful e-learning program. This practical, down-to-earth resource is filled with clear information and instruction without over simplification. The book helps instructors build customized e-learning programs from scratch—building on core principles of instructional design to: develop meaningful activities and lessons; create and administer online tests and assessments; design learning games and simulations; and implement an individualized program. "Every newcomer to the field will find this edition indispensable, while professionals will find much needed contemporary information to manage the rapid changes happening in our field. Even if you own the first edition, buy this update as soon as possible." —Michael W. Allen, CEO of Allen Interactions, Inc.; author, Michael Allen's e-Learning Library Series "Covers the full range of options for presenting learning materials online—including designing useful topics, engaging activities, and reliable tests—and it takes into account the realities and issues of today's instructional designers, such as social learning and mobile learning." —Saul Carliner, associate professor, Concordia University; author, The E-Learning Handbook "Horton nails it! Perfectly timed, robust, and practical, this second edition of brings together the latest strategies for learning without losing its critical premise—technology enables e-learning, but great design makes it work." —Marc J. Rosenberg, e-learning strategist; author, Beyond E-Learning "An e-learning encyclopedia loaded with detailed guidelines and examples ranging from basic instructional design techniques to the latest applications in games, social media, and mobile-learning. An essential reference for anyone involved in e-learning design, development, or evaluation" —Ruth Colvin Clark, author, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction

Instructional Design for Elearning

Essential Guide to Creating Successful Elearning Courses
Author: Marina Arshavskiy
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492920878
Category: Education
Page: 218
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Instructional Design for ELearning: Essential guide to creating successful eLearning courses is a powerful yet concise how-to resource to instructional design for eLearning, and a key tool for aspiring, new, and experienced instructional designers. If you need a basic understanding of what instructional design for eLearning is, this book is for you. The text includes comprehensive tables, questionnaires, checklists, templates, and other helpful visuals. In the Instructional Design for ELearning, you will discover how to apply the key principles behind creating engaging materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills they are being taught.

Instructional Design for Elearning

Essential Guide for Designing Successful Elearning Courses
Author: Marina Arshavskiy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781978217850
Category:
Page: 412
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This Instructional Design for ELearning handbook has been updated with the latest design principles and case studies. Fully revised with both new and updated chapters, Instructional Design for eLearning: Essential Guide for Designing Successful eLearning courses is your step-by-step, go-to reference for eLearning design and development. In this book, Marina Arshavskiy presents all the practical information in one place. This second edition includes even more content, examples, case studies, practice exercises, and assessments. You will also find checklists and templates you can immediately apply to your course design. What's new: - Technical Training - eLearning copyright information - New chapter about Agile ELearning design and development - New information about personalized and augmented learning approaches - New and up-to-date information about eLearning tools - Assessments after each chapter - New tables and templates - Case studies that illustrate eLearning concepts in each chapter

Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom


Author: Petrina, Stephen
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599043394
Category: Education
Page: 412
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"This book provides a comprehensive, critical approach to meeting the new challenges of technology in the classroom. It gathers together research on technology methods, principles, and content, acting as a reference source for proven and innovative methods. It presents an introduction to teaching educational technology, design, and engineering and contains strategies for innovation in technology education"--Provided by publisher.

Informal Learning at Work

How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
Author: Paul Matthews
Publisher: Three Faces Publishing
ISBN: 9781909552005
Category: Employees
Page: 240
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How to build Informal Learning into your learning strategy Discover how the role of anybody involved with workplace learning, enhancing capability and improving performance MUST change to successfully manage the critical shift in the way organizations need to cater to the learning needs of their employees. Despite millions spent on training, surveys show that the majority of workers are disengaged and delivering far less than they are capable of. Deliberately harnessing the power of informal learning is the new way to tangibly improve worker capability and performance, right at the point of work. This book shows you how, using practical advice from workplace learning experts, and examples and case studies from around the world. It establishes the relationship between informal learning and employee engagement, knowledge management, organisational development, performance support and competence. It is clear that the role of Learning and Development is changing. This is both a challenge and an opportunity for L&D practitioners. The opportunity is yours for the taking Contents Chapter 1 - Survive and thrive with informal learning Chapter 2 - The agile learning organisation Chapter 3 - What is informal learning? Chapter 4 - Informal learning in practice Chapter 5 - The new L& D role Chapter 6 - Practical things for you to do Chapter 7 - More tools and ideas you can use Chapter 8 - Managing your learnscape Chapter 9 - Obstacles you may face Chapter 10 - Getting managers more involved Chapter 11 - Evaluating informal learning Conclusion References Index