One thing I've learned about instructional designers is that we all want to create an environment for effective learning. With so many factors to consider in eLearning design, color choices may be overlooked. I have worked in communications and marketing in the past, so the psychology of color isn't new to me; however, I didn't … Continue reading Color Choices in Course Design
Each year, the Samford Office of Online and Professional Studies department hosts a special workshop called Innovate. This year, our Innovate 2019 keynote speaker presented Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences (Fink, 2013)
What does it take to become a better instructional designer? A quick internet search results in page after page of articles with a wealth of tips, steps, and resources to help you sharpen your skills. All this knowledge is extremely helpful but it may also produce choice overload.
In training and education, using simple instructional videos are an effective way to provide students with information.
As an instructional designer and educator, understanding and using Bloom's revised taxonomy is crucial to creating significant learning experiences. An important part of the course design process is aligning the Bloom's levels with the topic.
As instructional designers, we are tasked with designing courses that produce quality learning experiences and greater learning outcomes. An important part of our job is to ensure that all learners can access and utilize the course content. This means that individuals who struggle with vision, hearing, motor skills, or cognitive deficits must be incorporated into our design plan.
Designing a website is a great way to add innovative learning into your course. In this video, we'll walk through using WiX as a learning tool in your classroom.
This short animated explainer video features a sci-fi take on instructional design!
Open source software (OSS) is any type of software that is distributed with the source code included, and usually includes a license for individuals to change the software in any way they want. Open source projects promote the principles of open exchange, peer-review, collaboration, rapid prototyping, transparency, and community-based development.In many ways, OSS can be viewed philosophically.
As instructional designers, storyboarding is an important part of the design process.