Developing learning of any kind can be a challenging process, and for eLearning there is an added degree of complexity as you consider the scope of the project.
When you are getting started with instructional design for eLearning, even the smallest project can feel like a huge mountain to climb. As you practice, and your experience grows, you will learn that the more time and effort you put in at the beginning of the process, the easier your project will go.Read More
When you have been tasked with the design and development of learning materials, where do you start? Do you plan out your aims and objectives? Do you define your learning outcomes? Or do you put these off because you are never quite sure what they are, or what the difference is?Read More
The flipped classroom technique has been around for several years now, but how many of us have used it? How many of us are using the technique without even realising it? Do we even understand what it is?Read More
On a recent instructional design course I was co-hosting, a delegate asked if I had some tips in dealing with new subject matter experts (SMEs), particularly when the whole organisation is new to eLearning.Read More
Have you ever started an eLearning project, seemingly with the right people to deliver but then realised that you had a serious gap between the project requirements and the skills at hand?
Why does this happen? Well, part of the problem is that demarcations between instructional designer, eLearning developer and content developer are often very blurred. I was co-hosting an instructional design workshop the other week and was struck by how many people were attempting to do all these roles at once. Yet, the skillsets involved are quite different. Sometimes I think you could equate it to asking a plumber to do an electrician’s job. These are allied trades but would you want the plumber to re-wire your house? No. But, you might be OK with them replacing a plug.Read More