Good personality traits for instructional designers

Good Personality Traits for Instructional Designers

For every profession, certain personality types are better equipped for performing job functions. This does not mean that certain personality traits are mandatory to be successful at a job; however, it means that people with these traits will be a more natural fit and that the work likely come easier for them. While we appreciate …

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Avoiding Gender Bias in Writing

Tips for Avoiding Gender Bias in Writing

In the past, it was considered acceptable to simply refer to a person as he or him or man. However, along with the deeper and long overdue integration of women into the workforce came more respect for women as individuals. We must show that respect in our writing. This can be difficult because gender bias …

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Planning an Instructional Design Project

Best Practices for Planning an Instructional Design Project

Successful projects start with detailed planning. Before you even begin the design phase for your instructor-led training (ILT) course or elearning module, you should have a clear understanding of the project, including its requirements, purpose, audience, deadline, and schedule. Building this solid foundation will help keep you organized and on-track. What Are the Requirements? A …

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Review Cycles and Team Work

The Importance of Review Cycles in a Project

Each project has unique requirements, so we tailor our approach to ensure that the work effort meets the goals of the project in the way best suited for its success. Among the techniques that we’ve developed to make sure the structure of a project contributes to its timely and successful completion is to include review …

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Tips for Getting into the Instructional Design Field

Interested in getting into the instructional design field? Check out these two articles from The eLearning Coach on the qualities associated with the ideal instructional designer: 10 Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer 35 More Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer

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Instructional Design News and Tips

Here are two great articles about elearning development, which is one of our greatest passions. The Future of Mobile Learning If you are interested in mobile learning or curious about it, this is an interesting and thought-provoking article from Chief Learning Officer. Read   Learning Incentives Ever think about giving incentives for your courses? The …

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Articulate® Storyline 360 | Elearning Authoring

Articulate® Storyline 360 is an elearning authoring application that is easy to learn, yet capable of producing complex presentations. Storyline uses a slide-based approach for creating content. Users organize information on slides and customize features that make the slides interactive and dynamic. Some of my favorite features of Storyline include its intuitive interface, varied options for interactive …

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Adobe Captivate 6 | Elearning Authoring

The following article discusses a legacy product. Adobe® Captivate® 6 is an authoring tool that helps developers create interactive elearning content for the Web and mobile devices. Adobe® Captivate® offers many unique features in content development, interaction, multimedia, and publishing for creating dynamic and effective elearning. Content Development Users can import existing Microsoft® PowerPoint 2010 …

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Camtasia | Elearning Authoring

In our previous article series, we explored different LMSs in today’s market and took a closer look at the role they play in helping businesses design and conduct corporate training and education initiatives. Companies are filling LMSs with online, self-paced curricula in the form of elearning, which is quickly becoming a popular and effective way …

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Articulate Studio | Elearning Authoring

In our previous article series, we explored different LMSs in today’s market and took a closer look at the role they play in helping businesses design and conduct corporate training and education initiatives. Companies are filling LMSs with online, self-paced curricula in the form of elearning, which is quickly becoming a popular and effective way …

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