You can get into the field of instructional design two ways: the direct path (a masters degree or certificate) or the indirect path (changing careers from teaching or training).
Over the years, I’ve been asked by many different people what an instructional designer does and how to get into the field. Here’s my definition plus examples of common tasks.
When I build branching scenarios, I prefer to build a single path first. Then, I can go back and fill in the rest of the decisions later.
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Here are some of the books I recommend for the learning and development professionals on your gift list.
This is how I built a simulated phone conversation in Articulate Storyline as part of a branching scenario.
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This is an example of the thought process for creating layouts for a branching scenario.
One way to engage learners is to make content immediately relevant. People naturally pay more attention to information they can use right away than information they “might need someday.”
This is a basic outline of how to create a training program for people without a formal instructional design background.