Creating effective online instruction requires consideration of many factors if it is to lead learners to achieve the desired skills and knowledge. It must match the characteristics of the learners and the content and it must fit the circumstances of the learner. How is it possible to meet all these requirements? There are best practices, and this article gives a succinct summary as well as a plac
Things don’t always work out the way the instructional designer expects. There may be organizational dysfunction that the needs assessment did not discover. Unanticipated constraints appear. Here’s the story of what happened on one project, and how the designer built a blended, technology-enabled solution that brought results far beyond what the sponsors expected.
No matter what kind of eLearning you are developing, one of your goals is to engage and hold onto the learners. Before you can do that, you have to capture them—get their minds engaged. According to Carmen Taran, you have about 30 seconds to do this, and here is a review of the book in which she shows you the techniques that will do just that.
There are often two reactions to the idea of virtual classrooms—utter excitement, fearful apprehension, or both. The virtual environment may intimidate instructors accustomed to physical classrooms. But it doesn’t have to be intimidating! Learn more in the latest free eBook from The eLearning Guild!