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The Golden Principles of High-Quality Instructional Design

By | on 19, Feb 2019 |   instructional design eLearning

The quality of instructional design is often gauged on three things: effectiveness, efficiency, and cost.  Effectiveness has to do with how well the instruction enables learners to achieve stated goal[...]

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These 27 Questions Will Help You (Really) Know Your Learners

By | on 12, Jul 2018 |   instructional design

What’s the point of creating a course that no one wants? No point at all, right? YET, we find hundreds of eLearning designers creating courses that nobody wants. Courses which the designers themselves[...]

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A Quick Guide to Four Instructional Design Models

By | on 18, May 2018 |   instructional design

If you’re new to eLearning, then understanding and following instructional design best practices from the beginning is crucial to your success. The eLearning niche is vast, and you will find numerous [...]

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6 Ways to Incorporate Examples into Your eLearning Courses

By | on 19, May 2016 |   instructional design

With great example comes great knowledge power. While you don’t need to set yourself on fire to learn that fire is hot, being told that it’s important to put out a lit cigarette isn’t as effective as [...]

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How Do I Get My Company to Take Instructional Design Seriously?

By | on 22, Dec 2015 |   instructional design

Did you know that Instructional Design (ID) began in the Second World War to improve military training? This goes to show that ID isn't some new, smoke and mirrors concept; it's an evidence-based, rig[...]

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E-learning Tips: Creating Content for Novice Learners

By | on 30, Jul 2015 |   instructional design

As eLearning professionals we want to take our students on a learning adventure where they come out on the other side brimming with knowledge, inspiration and staggering awe for their superhero-like t[...]

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Use Power Words to Grab Your Learner's Attention

By | on 23, Jul 2015 |   instructional design writing tips

Why do you think film makers employ scriptwriters to write dialogs? Why can't anybody write an ad copy? Why do writers spend hours polishing the language of their texts? Why do our political leaders a[...]

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Comparing Typical (Crammed) Learning vs. Spaced Learning

By | on 21, Jul 2015 |   instructional design

Remember those days in school when you used to cram in whole books the night before the test? Did you remember afterwards even a wee bit of what you gobbled up within the space of a few hours? You did[...]

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