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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 →
8 Easy Steps to Create a Traditional Classroom Achievement Test (TCAT)
Tests are Essential! If you've ever been presented the opportunity to create a test, of any kind, you might be wondering, "Where in the world do I begin?" or "What does a good test look like?" If this is you, or your a seasoned test creator and just looking for a few pointers to make... Continue Reading →
Five Steps to plan your Reskill or Upskill Journey
There has been a ton of buzz about reskilling and upskilling in the professional world recently. For anyone who might be confused as to the difference between the two, here it is short and sweet: Reskilling is when you obtain new skills to make a change into a new field. For example, I've read plenty... Continue Reading →
Project Management for Everyday Life
Let's Discover What a Project Is Just to make sure everyone is on the same page a project has a specific task that needs to be completed within a specified timeframe. You may already be the project manager of your life if you: Make a plan (either mental or written out) before you tackle a... Continue Reading →
Small but Mighty: Mobile Learning tips and tricks
Mobile learning provides freedom to users and designers alike. However, when creating effective mobile learning there are a few things every designer must consider. Read "Small but Mighty: Mobile Learning tips and tricks" to learn more.
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 →