Top Blogs of 2014 on E-learning Instructional Design

Blogging is an important aspect and used as a platform, where people can share their thoughts and opinions. It may help you grow your business and stay connected with your audience. Blogging is important in any industry. As an instructional designer, I have collected a few wonderful blogs on instructional design and eLearning. 

1. 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Writing Learning Objectives

I don’t know how much importance learners give to learning objectives, but as an instructional designer I always consider learning objectives to be the essential elements of any eLearning course. They help learners know what they would be able to do after completing the eLearning course. Hence, it is important for the instructional designer to set the right learning objectives.  This blog post shares 10 questions that every instructional designer needs to know before writing learning objectives.

2. Creating Multiple Choice Questions, Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy

The importance of assessments is well-known.   Assessments are an effective way to reinforce learning and achieve the desired learning outcome. While many kinds of assessments are used in eLearning courses such as single select, multiple choice questions, true/false, match the following, puzzles and quizzes, my personal favorite is the multiple choice question. It is highly preferred by instructional designers and offers several advantages over other assessment types. It is better that we design multiple choice questions in such a way that they emphasize on higher level of thinking. Bloom’s taxonomy can be incorporated very effectively in multiple choice questions to address such requirement. Given below is the link to a blog, which provides insights into the creation of multiple choice questions using Bloom’s Taxonomy.

3. 5 Best Practices for Instructional Design in E-learning

Ask me why I chose to be an instructional designer, and my answer would be because this is the profession where I get to learn various topics under different subjects irrespective of my education background, analyze the topic and create an eLearning course for the learners to apply the learning in their job situations. Involving your learners and allowing them to make the most of your eLearning course should be the primary consideration of an instructional designer.   Here is an excellent blog that provides information on 5 best practices of eLearning course design.

4. 4 Effective Ways of Presenting Scenarios in E-learning Courses

Any eLearning course should be motivated towards changing the behavior and performance of learners or the employees taking the course. In this case, it is essential for eLearning developers to incorporate effective scenarios in their eLearning course. They are a great way to help learners practice and apply the knowledge to their work.   Scenarios can be presented in several ways, depending on the content of the course. Here’s a blog that discusses 4 types of scenario and explains when and where to use them.

Hope these blogs are informative.  Do share your views.

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