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Use one-question mini-scenarios to make your assessments more relevant and valuable. They’re fast, flexible, and can work in virtually any tool.
A good fit is important in instructional design roles. Ideally, you want a role doing satisfying work in an organization that values your skills.
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A branch and bottleneck scenario structure keeps the complexity of branching scenarios manageable while allowing a deeper progression over time.
When you convert training from classroom to online or blended learning, use a backward design process to focus on the objectives and important skills.
Use random name generators to quickly create character names for scenarios in learning. Different tools have different purposes and benefits.
Converting training to online requires more than just posting PowerPoints online to be effective. Start with an analysis to plan an effective conversion.
Focus on relevant context and characters for stories to engage learners and get better results, rather than just trying to entertain participants.
My experience designing curriculum for a high school music appreciation pilot course helped me eventually become an instructional designer.