Tag Archives: instructional design – design thinking

How to Create an E-Learning Portfolio | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

What Goes in the Portfolio?
The portfolio represents your skills and expertise. You need to decide if you want the portfolio to be static where you only do occasional maintenance and updates. Or do you want a site that’s more dynamic and continually updating?

Source: blogs.articulate.com

Here’s a “Tool Review” article that also covers the basic elements of an online portfolio. This is aimed at instructional designers, but also speaks to online teachers. 

Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods

EDUC 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Summer: June 26 – August 17, 2017

Source: uwstoutonline.blogspot.com

Great course taught by national award winner Dr. Susan Manning. This course is part of the UW-Stout Online  Instructional Design Graduate Certificate.

How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning

In a recent conversation, a colleague asked, “Once you and your client have agreed on a branching scenario approach, how do you get started writing it? How do you get from the broad concept of training on X topic to actually creating the scenario?”

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Designing a branching scenario is a significant challenge. This concise article will help you organize your thinking. 

Project Management Basics Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO)

At work or school, teamwork can be a challenge. When people have different specialities and priorities, it can be difficult to keep the team working smoothly. That’s why projects often need someone who keeps things on track. This video introduces the basics of project management.

Source: www.commoncraft.com

Project management is an essential skill for instructional designers. This Common Craft video explains the main ideas needed to effectively manage a project. 

8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course – OLC

Planning to use social media in your upcoming course?  It can be a great way to enhance social learning and improve engagement.  There are a variety of available platforms, and many creative ways that faculty are integrating social media into their teaching practice.

Source: onlinelearningconsortium.org

As an online instructor, everything you do online should be a polished professional effort.  These tips from the OLC make great sense.

What is the SAMR Model?

Published on Jul 12, 2016
The SAMR Model is a way for teachers to evaluate how they integrate technology into their teaching. Is it an act of substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or redefinition? 

Get tips on great edtech tools and teaching practices at http://www.commonsense.org/education

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Excellent resource for instructional designers and online instructors. 

8 Tips To Promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation – eLearning Industry

There are times when sequence and structure are the best approach. However, giving your online learners free roam of the eLearning course map offers a variety of benefits. In this article, I’ll share 8 tips to promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation.

Source: elearningindustry.com

It’s not always about moving from point A to point B. Can you design free roaming courses?