5 Tips to Become a Successful Instructional Designer

5 Tips to Become a Successful Instructional Designer

“What works good is better than what looks good because what works good lasts” by Ray Eames.

Have you ever imagined a situation in which you are required to read and analyze an important data but the data is too lengthy and tedious? You feel so annoyed and bored to read such huge information. This is where the role of an Instructional Designer comes into the picture.

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eLearning Development: Tools Required by Instructional Designers

eLearning Development: Tools Required by Instructional Designers

An instructional designer today requires far higher knowledge and skill sets than before. They need to be proficient with Conceptual Tools on one hand and Technological/Software Tools on the other.

Conceptual skills refer to learning design theories and instructional design principles that IDs need to apply when designing course material. Software skills, on the other hand, help them to create the final product, that is, the eLearning courseware. So, it really helps if an ID understands technology and is comfortable using rapid authoring tools.

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Why You Need an Instructional Designer to Design E-learning courses?

Instructional designing involves designing engaging and well-organized instructional and learning material that achieves a given objective. The effectiveness of an eLearning course in achieving the performance objectives depends on the skills and capability of the instructional designer.

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Factors That Help You Choose The Right Simulation For Your Course

Factors That Help You Choose The Right Simulation For Your Course

Simulations in eLearning courses can provide a rich learning experience to learners. They are based on the age-old concept of “practice makes perfect”. However, how do you determine the extent to which simulations are adequate? Based on our experience in designing courses for our clients, we have identified 4 factors that primarily help us decide on the ideal level of simulations required for a given course.

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Tags: Elearning Courseware Development, high level of simulation, Instructional Designers, interactivities in eLearning, simulations in eLearning

Importance of Setting Right Learning Objectives for an eCourse

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the story of Alice in wonderland, in which Alice enters the forest and asks the cat which way she needs to go. The cat replies saying it depends a good deal on where Alice wants to arrive at. To that Alice responds by saying she doesn’t care much where to go. The cat, in turn, replies that it doesn’t matter then which way she takes. What do you learn from this story? We learn that you need to begin with the end in mind – you need to know what you want to achieve to be able to make the right beginning. In the context of eLearning too, it is important to set your learning objectives in advance so as to achieve the end results for which you are developing the eLearning.

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