The Accidental Instructional Designer

Author: Cammy Bean
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1562869140
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Author: John S. Hoffman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475986718
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Project Management Skills for Instructional Designers

Author: M. T. Cox Dorcas M. T. Cox
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440193630
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book exposes the reader to a comprehensive overview of instructional design using the Instructional Systems Design (ISD or ADDIE) model and project management techniques based on the framework and standards of the Project Management Institute and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide best practices. Throughout the book, ADDIE and project management are united in a four-step combo. Readers are taught to groove two disciplines to one beat. Project Management Skills for Instructional Designers is intended to captivate the interest of the following audience: instructional designers, training managers and directors, training consultants, human resources managers, performance consultants, and project managers. This practical guide uses the creative approach of storytelling to present the content in a way that is realistic and sequential to the way an instructional designer may work. A case scenario where an instructional designer is given a mandate by the boss to design, develop, and deliver automated sales management training is the story line around which the two disciplines are applied in the four-step combo.

Mastering the Instructional Design Process

Author: William J. Rothwell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118947142
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive framework for effective real-world instructional design Mastering the Instructional Design Process provides step-by-step guidance on the design and development of an engaging, effective training program. The focus on core competencies of instructional system design helps you develop your skills in a way that's immediately applicable to real-world settings, and this newly updated fifth edition has been revised to reflect the new IBSTPI Competencies and Standards for Instructional Design. With a solid foundation of researched and validated standards, this invaluable guide provides useful insight and a flexible framework for approaching instructional design from a practical perspective. Coverage includes the full range of design considerations concerning the learners, objectives, setting, and more, and ancillaries include design templates, PowerPoint slides, lecture notes, and a test bank help you bring these competencies to the classroom. Instructional design is always evolving, and new trends are emerging to meet the ever-changing needs of learners and exploit the newest tools at our disposal. This book brings together the latest developments and the most effective best practices to give you a foolproof framework for successfully managing instructional design projects. Detect and solve human performance problems Analyze needs, learners, work settings, and work Establish performance objectives and measurements Deliver effective instruction in a variety of scenarios Effective training programs don't just happen. Instructional design is a complex field, and practitioners must be skilled in very specific areas to deliver a training program that engages learners and makes the learning 'stick.' Mastering the Instructional Design Process is a comprehensive handbook for developing the skillset that facilitates positive training outcomes.

Rapid Instructional Design

Author: George M. Piskurich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111897414X
Format: PDF
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The classic guide to instructional design, fully updated for the new ways we learn Rapid Instructional Design is the industry standard guide to creating effective instructional materials, providing no-nonsense practicality rather than theory-driven text. Beginning with a look at what "instructional design" really means, readers are guided step-by-step through the ADDIE model to explore techniques for analysis, design, development, intervention, and evaluation. This new third edition has been updated to cover new applications, technologies, and concepts, and includes many new templates, real-life examples, and additional instructor materials. Instruction delivery has expanded rapidly in the nine years since the second edition's publication, and this update covers all the major advances in the field. The major instructional models are expanded to apply to e-learning, MOOCs, mobile learning, and social network-based learning. Informal learning and communities of practice are examined, as well. Instructional design is the systematic process by which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. Designers must determine the learner's current state and needs, define the end goals of the instruction, and create an intervention to assist in the transition. This book is a complete guide to the process, helping readers design efficient, effective materials. Learn the ins and outs of the ADDIE model Discover shortcuts for rapid design Design for e-learning, Millennials, and MOOCs Investigate methods for emerging avenues of instruction This book does exactly what a well-designed course should do, providing relevant guidance for anyone who wants to know how to apply good instructional design. Eminently practical and fully up-to-date, Rapid Instructional Design is the one-stop guide to more effective instruction.

Instructional Designer Competencies

Author: Tiffany A. Koszalka
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623964059
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

E Learning Fundamentals

Author: Diane Elkins
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1607282720
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Michael Allen s Guide to E Learning

Author: Michael W. Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471203025
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

MindMeld

Author: Jon D. Aleckson
Publisher: Atwood Publications
ISBN: 9781891859854
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In MindMeld, Jon D. Aleckson and Penny Ralston-Berg draw on a great many years of experience in educational technology to describe how the benefits of learning from an accomplished expert (a professor, for instance) can be translated into an online format. Industry professionals know that the online format presents an opportunity for highly interactive pedagogy, a pedagogy by which students synchronize learning with doing, replicating the information-processing habits that come from real-life work in the field. According to Aleckson, the key to creating an ideal eLearning product is to meet the challenge of micro-collaboration. In order to develop sophisticated online learning activities, we must find a way to convey the tacit knowledge of someone with real-life experience using the tools of software design. This requires us to micro-collaborate: individuals with very different backgrounds and very different skills sets have to work in harmony to achieve a common goal. It may sound simple, but anyone who has labored on an eLearning project knows otherwise. In MindMeld, Aleckson and Ralston-Berg take us step by step through the leadership, management, and communication strategies that make effective micro-collaboration possible, using stories of actual projects to illustrate his points. In addition, they provide a collection of documentation tools to assist in keeping an eLearning project on spec, on time, and on budget. This concise, readable volume contextualizes each aspect of eLearning development and highlights the ways in which different team members interact. It will prove invaluable to readers in both the business and academic worlds. As a bonus to readers, the authors have created an exciting set of "tools" for helping conceptualize and implement the process