Georgetown University has announced it will offer a master’s degree in learning and design. The program will be integrated with the school’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.
If you are not an instructional designer, but would like to learn about the basics, you will probably want to check out the many links in this article.
Some tips for Instructional Designers from the Rapid eLearning Blog:
I have never used SAM (Successive Approximation Model) on any of the projects I have worked on as an instructional designer. In graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin I was trained in the ADDIE approach. ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. I completed an online program in online education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Their approach is ADIE. They combine design and develop into one step.
Tired of being stuck in the boring bullet point rut? This article explains how to use other instructional tools, such as hot spots and tabs to get your points across.
SoftChalk has added an E-Book authoring tool to its SoftChalk Cloud platform. I have been using SoftChalk for many years and think it is a pretty good tool for designing instruction.
I am currently watching a course at lynda.com on Design 101 Presentation, taught by John McWade.. Everyone who gives PowerPoint presentations should watch this course. A fdw of his rules are:
You can download this report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It explorers the careers of instructional designers.I have been one since the fall of 2004, and I have gotten to do many different tasks. That’s what keeps the job so interesting.
Another great article from my favorite EdTech blogger, Joshua Kim. The ideas he lists are: