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The Manifesto

The Manifesto | instructional design | Scoop.it
We believe that learning technology offers the possibility for creating uniquely valuable learning experiences. We also believe, with a sense of sadness and profound frustration, that most elearnin...
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Launched on 13 Mar 2014, the serious e-learning manifesto aims to move us on as an industry from much of the mediocre e-learning that has gone before us.

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12 Rules for Designing Learning, by Don Morrison |

12 Rules for Designing Learning, by Don Morrison | | instructional design | Scoop.it
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Don was one of the biggest influences on me as a fledgling instructional designer. The road to enlightenment is not easy - it takes courage to do the right thing for learners. Here Don gets to the heart of what it feels like to be an instructional designer. With this sprinkling of courage you can challenge yourself to do better and know that you're not alone...

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Clive on Learning: How I would approach creating compliance e-learning

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So much e-learning commissioning is driven by the need for compliance. Here's some practical hints on moving the focus away from exclusively getting the tick in the box and challenging orthodox design approaches

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13 E-learning theories

13 E-learning theories | instructional design | Scoop.it
E-learning theories are not new theories, but rather e-enhancements of existing learning theories (Mayes and de Freitas, 2004).  They form “sets of beliefs: about the nature of knowledge and compet...
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I'm far more interested in what works than the academic reasons why - a common pitfall for inexperienced instructional designers is following a theory too rigidly. However, some stakeholders like to know that there's theory behind what you're saying, so here's a handy summary of e-learning theories.

 

To impress those stakeholders, set your phasers to "bullsh!t", drop in some impressive sounding terms and make your case. Then for the sake of your learners, please ignore most of it when you're designing the e-learning...

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Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training

Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training | instructional design | Scoop.it
This quick, visual approach to instructional design helps you change what people do, not just what they know. It keeps your team members focused on a measurable business goal, and it can keep stakeholders from adding extraneous information.
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If every person commissioning e-learning and every person designing e-learning read this and acted on it, the world would be a better place.

(and a slideshow involving ninjas)

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The ten commandments of learning design | 24 Tips

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Chair of the UK's e-learning awards goes back to bibles

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Dump the Drone available for download

Dump the Drone available for download | instructional design | Scoop.it
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e-learning often suffers from the paradigm that it is like a powerpoint presentation but more exciting. Cathy Moore gives sound (pun) advice on how to avoid designing horrific audio.

For more tips see http://www.coleface.co.uk/10-top-tips-for-using-audio-in-e-learning/  ;

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Training design: How to avoid boring "awareness" training

Training design: How to avoid boring "awareness" training | instructional design | Scoop.it
"We just need everyone to be aware of the policy," your client says. In response, you could obediently crank out a 97-slide information dump -- or you could ask a few powerful questions.
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Key questions to ask at the start of your design process. A practical way to prevent your stakeholders consigning you to Garbage In Garbage Out

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