The final three steps in Conrad Gottfredson’s AGILE instructional design methodology (iterate and implement, leverage, and evaluate) provide context and prioritization for creating workable learning solutions; for integrating technology, people, and research in our performance-support efforts; and for designing the ways we measure the business impact of what we do.
What’s the difference between an instructional designer (ID) and a lead or senior instructional designer? It’s more than simply having more knowledge of design principles and learning theory! The critical factors are all about business. Here are some tips on developing these business skills, specifically as they pertain to instructional design.
Few would dispute the convenience, low cost, and high efficiency of eLearning. However, dozens of ROI studies show the results, in terms of transfer to the job and impact on business results, are usually less than facilitator-led versions. It does not have to be this way. Here is an analysis of the reasons, and some recommendations that will make a difference in your real-world results.
by Janet Clarey
A degree in instructional design provides the skills to create effective instruction and to manage projects. It covers tools and technologies, theories and models. But nearly all programs leave a gap in the graduate’s skill set: the real-world business side of the profession. The Guild Academy has a way to fill that void with the essentials that will support your success!
by Carol Leaman
Identifying the effect of transfer of knowledge to the job and on operational and financial results has long been a challenge for training managers who wish to demonstrate to executives the value of training, even though this has always been possible. Here is a look at how retrieval practice, which is grounded in research, supports the needed link.
We’ve all had one of “those” days. You know the ones. You’ve got more items on your to-do list than hours in the day. Your eLearning budgets are shrinking by the minute. And your sanity? Where did it go? Thankfully, The eLearning Guild is here to help! With 138 Tips on Saving Time, Money & Sanity in Your eLearning—a free eBook—you’ll be back to good before you know it!
As a community of practice, The eLearning Guild is based on the idea that members share with, and learn from, other members. And 2014 is shaping up to be another exciting year! With face-to-face and virtual events, real-world research reports chock-full of practical insights, and thought-provoking content from Learning Solutions Magazine, the Guild truly offers something for everyone.
by News Editor
The ROI Institute and Qualcomm have announced a special ROI Certification focusing on learning through technology. The five-day training curriculum will help creators of eLearning, mLearning, and blended learning show the value of their programs. Read about it here!
by Patti Shank
“I’m excited to be able to invite you to take part in an important and groundbreaking research project that will benefit our colleagues who are designing eLearning and performance support applications for delivery on mobile devices. But time is short! Please read this description of the project and start collecting data today!”—Patti Shank, research director, The eLearning Guild