How do you provide feedback in branching scenarios? Use intrinsic and instructional feedback, both immediate and delayed.
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Early thoughts on how AI will affect instructional design. Most ID jobs won’t disappear, but the field will change as AI augments our work.
When should you use a branching scenario? Strategic skills that require nuanced decision-making and are risky to practice are a good fit.
One of the most common mistakes I see in scenario-based learning is using feedback to tell learners what was right or wrong instead of showing them.
Combining branching scenarios with other training approaches lets you use them when they matter most, while using other methods effectively.
How do you determine if instructional design is the right career? This is less about the skills and more about the desire and fit.
What professional organizations are useful for instructional designers? The Learning Guild, ATD, TLDC, Training Magazine Network, and LDA.
Fluency equals speed plus accuracy. To train for speed and fluency, you need to provide learners lots of practice to build skills.
If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to gain some technology skills with common tools.