My Favorite ID Things

The other day I had a wonderful conversation with a friend who is considering making the move from being a college instructor, into the wonderfully wacky world of instructional design. As I excitedly chattered on about trending topics and skills in the instructional design realm, she soaked it all in, but I realized I was probably overwhelming her with info and there was soooo much more that I wanted to share. So, I'm going to share a few of My Favorite ID Things.

A Tale of Two Opportunities

Ever heard the saying, “A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush, or when it rains it pours?” What does that even mean… Well recently, life has provided an example of both of those, but in a good way. Sometimes opportunities arise and we get so caught up in the excitement... Continue Reading →

Copyright & ID

Copyright & Intellectual Property According to information on the U.S. Copyright Office website, copyright extends to a multitude of areas and can be quite confusing for the layperson or novice Instructional Designer to navigate. Here is the short and sweet of it; content created can be protected under the Copyright Law of 1976. The Digital... Continue Reading →

Contexts & Learning Systems

What in the World is Context? Most laypeople would say the word context implies that one thing can mean something completely different in a dissimilar environment or when a unique set of circumstances arises. However, for instructional designers, we have discovered it as the way designers can “engineer contextual elements to facilitate learning and performance,... Continue Reading →

Relationships of IDs & SMEs

Subject Matter Experts, also known as SMEs, have the knowledge and Instructional Designers have the “know-how”, put the two together and you a recipe for success. Attempting to “do justice” to someone else’s ideas can be a daunting task if an instructional designer is not careful in their preparation and cultivation of the relationship with... Continue Reading →

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