If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to learn some of the common technology.
I’m speaking at the Learning Solutions 2019 Conference. I have a session on choosing branching scenarios and a panel in the future of instructional design.
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.
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.
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.”
Listen to my interview about scenario-based learning experiences on The Lounge podcast with Jacqueline Hutchinson.
Last week I gave a webinar through UCI on transitioning from teaching to instructional design.
When you think of branching scenarios, do you think of self-paced elearning, maybe of an entire course with nothing but a complex branching scenario? While a lengthy branching scenario can be effective on its own, that isn’t the only way to use this approach. Combining branching scenarios with other training approaches lets you use branching scenarios for the activities where they matter most, while using other methods where they are effective.