Instructional Design

Tuesday Tip: Use Progressive Reveal to Direct Attention


Today’s tip is a simple way to make your eLearning more engaging and effective. Let’s say you need a quick way to focus learners’ attention, such as when you want them to focus on an individual step in a process. In a recent Trivantis® webinar, Diane Elkins, Founder of Artisan E-Learning and co-author of the popular…

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Performance Support: Insights From Jane Hart


Want to get results with performance support? Just want to know what performance support is and how it can benefit your organization? Jane Hart provided many inspiring examples of types of performance support resources in a recent webinar—and we compiled them in our most recent eBook, Performance Support: Insights From Jane Hart. This free eBook…

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Thursday’s Trending Topics: Instructional Design


When Trivantis® Community Manager Jennifer Valley shared her #InstructionalDesignProblems with us, we got to thinking. Instructional design is essentially one huge trending topic. So from How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems to free eBooks and more, here are some great ID resources for you! And a “doge” meme to remind you that eLearning doesn’t…

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How to Avoid Instructional Design Mistakes That Kill Engagement


Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from our most recent eBook, 5 eLearning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. This free eBook is adapted from original content by Joe Ganci of eLearningJoe. Here’s one way from the eBook that Joe recommends to avoid instructional design mistakes—especially those mistakes that kill learner engagement. Be Efficient With Rapid…

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How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems


Instructional designers and eLearning developers are constantly faced with hurdles: from difficult customers to product unknowns, and lack of inspiration. It’s not always easy to make it to the finish line. I was in this exact same place yesterday. Sound the winner’s circle music–here are three common problems and ways get the gold. Blank Page…

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Behind the Scenes of a Winning eLearning Course


Karlis Sprogis and the team behind created a fantastic responsive game for one of our Trivantis® Community contests. This course got such great response from viewers that it won the 2016 Lectora® User Conference Community Course Template Contest! And luckily for our readers, Karlis agreed to sit down for a Q&A about the development…

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Freebie Friday: Storyboard Template


When was the last time you made a storyboard? I love making storyboards because they align perfectly with my level of drawing skills—arrows and stick figures! Our Community Manager and resident instructional design guru, Jennifer Valley, says, “I try to storyboard everything I do.  Sometimes it’s formal (in PowerPoint, scribbled on a piece of paper,…

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Converting ILT to eLearning: Benefits and Tips


When I first started as an instructional designer in eLearning, one of the services provided by the team I was on was converting instructor-led training (ILT) to eLearning-based content. ILT is facilitated by an instructor either online or in a classroom, allowing learners to interact with their instructor and discuss the training material. However, often companies have…

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4 Interactivity Levels for Game and Multimedia eLearning Design


Studies show that interactivity adds a level of engagement and interest in a course. There are four engagement levels that you should know: passive, limited, moderate, and simulation. These levels are based on game and multimedia design and can help guide the overall development of a course. 1. Passive Passive interactivity refers to the general…

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Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound


Quick eLearning development isn’t a new idea, but it is a topic of constant conversation. As instructional designers are pushed to create content faster and deadlines are moved up, the concept of creating courses at the speed of sound becomes more commonplace. But how can you prevent a “course factory?” This topic is discussed by…

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