What does an instructional designer do? Here’s my definition of instructional design plus examples of common tasks.
I don’t do very much to actively seek out clients; most of my freelance clients find me. Here are my recommendations for becoming visible to clients.
The Harlowe story format for Twine provides a number of built-in features to make it easier to enhance your stories.
When should you use voice over and video in branching scenarios? Use them for stable content and when multimedia improve skill transfer.
The free open source tool Twine makes planning, writing, and creating branching scenarios easier. It’s a simple way to create prototypes.
Should we create courses? Performance support is important, but sometimes formal training is the best, most efficient choice.
Do people need to learn, or can they look it all up? Is it enough to just have the ability to search plus performance support?
Should you use time as scenario feedback? Maybe, in some specific learning scenarios. Timers can create more problems than they solve.
Need more samples in your portfolio? Use this list of 30+ elearning portfolio sample ideas for inspiration.
How do you learn about learning science? Recommendations for people to follow, books to read, and other resources.