SMEs are passionate about their topics, and they often want to include irrelevant information. Why should you focus on what’s important, and how can you convince your SMEs?
In this post, I talk about determining if instructional design is a good “fit” as a career. This is less about the skills and more about the desire; it’s about figuring out if you’d be happy working as an instructional designer.
Branching scenarios are great, but when are they worth the time and effort required to create them?
Learn about the two most prominent professional organizations and some employment optionswithin the field of instructional design.
If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to learn some of the common technology.
If you want to learn about instructional design and improve your skills, a number of books and free online resources are available.
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.
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.
Here are some of the books I recommend for the learning and development professionals on your gift list.