Use random name generators to quickly create character names for scenarios in learning. Different tools have different purposes and benefits.
Use this time tracking template to record how long you spend on each instructional design task. This improves future time estimates and invoicing.
If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to learn some of the common technology.
Listen to my interview about scenario-based learning experiences on The Lounge podcast with Jacqueline Hutchinson.
I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.
These are the tools I use to run my business and work with clients. I’m a one-person business, so I need tools that let me manage the business side of things efficiently.
My to-do list is my central location for keep track of all the moving pieces of multiple simultaneous projects. I use a tool called Remember the Milk for my to-do list. Here’s what I love about it.
If you’re looking for some reading to improve your skills or get started in the field of instructional design, check out these books.
When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog
My top 10 tools for learning for 2014, divided into personal learning and course design/development.