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Infographic: 5 Instructional Design Mistakes You Can Avoid

Infographic: 5 Instructional Design Mistakes You Can Avoid

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Everybody makes mistakes... yes, even Instructional Designers :-)

View this infographic to know how to avoid making some common mistakes...

70:20:10 - Read Between the Numbers

70:20:10 - Read Between the Numbers

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Learning is a natural process. Anybody who has been a trainer or a student knows how much the mind can take in at a sitting and how long it retains it.

Everybody’s learning curve and method is different. Yet, research and empirical data shows that there is a certain rhythm to the way people imbibe knowledge and skills.

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Games People Play

Games People Play

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Game-based learning and gamification both rely on the same thing. Both - either wholly or partially - rely on games to convey knowledge to learners. It focuses on the idea of learner engagement as an important tool to discreetly push knowledge, or test newly acquired knowledge.

Having games in a learning module is a noble thought, indeed; however, the mechanics of learning games is still an evolving field of study, and most people jump on to the gamification platform due to the novelty of the approach and not out of conviction for the learning outcome.

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Guest — Anand
Agree... nice post & lines.. "that’s how we are wired. People, naturally, gravitate towards fun when it is pitted against learnin... Read More
Monday, 28 March 2016 14:28
Guest — Ashwin
Nice article. Corporates are jumping on the gamification and game-based bandwagon without knowing where the wagon is headed! They... Read More
Friday, 24 June 2016 16:20
Instructional Design vs. Content Writing – Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Instructional Design vs. Content Writing – Two Sides of the Same Coin?

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Writing is an art form. And, it comes in various flavors – fiction, biographical, historical, technical… and more. And the humble, writing for the learning industry.

Take Instructional Designers and Content Writers. Their task goes beyond – way beyond – simply writing, and enters the realm of knowledge sharing. These professionals use their skills to create material that entertains, informs and educates.

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Guest — Fredia Dillard
I see your point, but I do both. In these restricted budget years, we sometime have no choice. Heaven help us if an SME gets to wr... Read More
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 22:35
Guest — Dan Hill
Where did this job title come from? I've not seen it until very recently. And I don't agree with your definition of role! Why are ... Read More
Saturday, 19 March 2016 03:10
4 Ways to Get Your Subject Matter Experts to Your Side. And Keep Them There!

4 Ways to Get Your Subject Matter Experts to Your Side. And Keep Them There!

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Subject Matter Experts are critical links in creating an informative and technically accurate learning experience. However, since SMEs are busy people who have additionally been tasked with providing support to training initiatives, it’s not always easy to get them to spare the time for you; yet, a delay in coordination has a domino effect on the entire production cycle. It’s a Catch-22 situation, really.

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Guest — Paul Schneider
Good points, the time one is key. I recall when we first implemented our online quality reviewer - http://elearningcontentreviewer... Read More
Saturday, 05 March 2016 04:34

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