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Be an Advocate for Dumping the Information Dump

Be an Advocate for Dumping the Information Dump | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
In this blog, Ann Iverson shares how learning designers can be advocates for performance-based learning activities!
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This article offers great ideas for how to avoid information overload and, instead, offer lean, effective, meaningful, and motivating learning materials. http://bit.ly/2fRyZif
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How To Improve Your Listening Skills | Verbal To Visual

How To Improve Your Listening Skills | Verbal To Visual | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
In order to make sense of the information that comes your way via a speaker on a stage, a teacher in front of the class, or the hosts of your favorite podcast,
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Neil's 10-minute video discusses how to be open to ideas coming your way in the classroom, in meetings, at conferences, etc. http://bit.ly/2dpoyU6
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Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test

Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
If learning objectives drive the assessments and learning opportunities that we create for students, then they must be meaningful, specific and measurable.
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Design at its best - write meaningful/measurable outcomes, align those outcomes with what you teach and what you assess, and then create an assessment matrix (question to outcome parity). http://bit.ly/2auECkI
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101 Best Email Subject Lines of 2015

101 Best Email Subject Lines of 2015 | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Get DigitalMarketer's free PDF download of 101 best email subject lines and a subject line trick guaranteed to increase your click through rate!
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This article provides some email subject-line categories and then exemplifies each category. http://bit.ly/1GtQk86
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eLearning vs Classroom Training—How Different Are They?

eLearning vs Classroom Training—How Different Are They? | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
The following is a list of the main differences between classroom training and eLearning to help new professionals in the industry get started.
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Thia article goes over the main difference between face-to-face and eLearning (i.e., the social interaction, where you learn, learning time, new vocabulary, instructional materials, audio/video/beyond, instructor vs. learner focused, and the level of personalization). http://bit.ly/2aOpHRR
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Copyright, eLearning, And Creativity - eLearning Industry

Copyright, eLearning, And Creativity - eLearning Industry | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Wondering about Copyright issues regarding eLearning's protection and encouragement? Check the relation between Copyright, eLearning, and creativity.
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Insightful and informative article. http://bit.ly/1p7lr2K
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Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment

Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Define what it means to you to be engaged in a course.
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This article summarizes a year+ worth of student data about engagement in the eLearning class.
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Staying Creativity (Even When It's Hard To)

Staying Creativity (Even When It's Hard To) | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Sometimes struggle to keep up your creativity? It's likely one of these is standing in your way.
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Great little article on 10 threats to your creativity and how you can address them. http://bit.ly/24OmsNT
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Julie Dirksen: Designing for how people learn

Renowned instructional designer Julie Dirksen draws on her extensive experience to give a master class on how to make sure your materials do their job of helping people learn as effectively/enjoyably as possible.
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I love Julie Dirksen and her book on how people learn. This presentation distills her book in a 1-hour class she gave in 2014. http://bit.ly/1UwTtJV
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Rubrics: An Undervalued Teaching Tool

Rubrics: An Undervalued Teaching Tool | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
How often have we heard that students believe grades seem arbitrary or capricious? Rubrics help bring clarity to the process and components of good writing.
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Dr. Almango talks about rubrics in an interesting way: rubrics for thinking (invention activity), rubrics for peer feedback (drafting activity), rubrics for teacher feedback (revision activity), rubrics for mini-lessons (data indicate a teachable moment), and rubrics for making grades visible (student investment in grading). http://bit.ly/20zim7m

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The Color Palettes of 50 Visually Impactful Websites

The Color Palettes of 50 Visually Impactful Websites | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Find inspiration with these unique web color palettes.
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Wonderful selection and great annotations explaining the tone of color palettes and the emotions they elicit from the viewer. http://bit.ly/23t8vEm

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10 HTML Entity Crimes You Really Shouldn't Commit

10 HTML Entity Crimes You Really Shouldn't Commit | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it

Did you know that there are special HTML codes for punctuation such as ampersand, em dash, etc?

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This article covers 10 HTML codes that are often overlooked and generate web page errors.

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61 Ways You Know You Are Talking to an Instructional Designer

61 Ways You Know You Are Talking to an Instructional Designer | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Can you add to this list?
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Not sure I agree with everything (e.g., I do not use Slack although it appears to be a neat solution and I know the gist of the literature but will need to look up details). However, for the most part, this is representative of what instructional designers do. http://bit.ly/1QclXpR

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If You Build It, Will They Come? Why Marketing Your Learning is Vital to Success

If You Build It, Will They Come? Why Marketing Your Learning is Vital to Success | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
When you create a great e-learning event, you have to shout it from the rooftop. Learn how marketing can be the secret to success in your training!
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This article covers some of the biggest reasons why it is important to market your learning offering. http://bit.ly/2fPWJQf
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7 Best Practices to Create e-Learning Courses For Digital Immigrants

7 Best Practices to Create e-Learning Courses For Digital Immigrants | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it

Digital immigrants did not grow up with or are not native to the technology that we know and love today.

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In this article I found a couple of neat ideas to keep in mind when designing distance-learning instruction for those who did not grow up with the technology we use today. http://bit.ly/2bSwE43
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Mobile Apps to Support and Enhance Online Courses

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This article provides an overview of some of the most common mobile apps you can use to enhance your online course. http://bit.ly/2aDd1cV
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Free eBook: The Ultimate Guide To Moving To Online Learning - eLearning Industry

Free eBook: The Ultimate Guide To Moving To Online Learning - eLearning Industry | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Want to move from face-to-face training to online learning? Check why the free eBook: The Ultimate Guide To Moving To Online Learning is for you.
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Link to download a free copy of the small but mighty powerful eBook on transitioning from teaching face to face to teaching online: http://bit.ly/2avZCGa
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10 Training Design Tips for Instructional Designers and Trainers

10 Training Design Tips for Instructional Designers and Trainers | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Geri Lopker, facilitator of ATD’s Designing Learning Certificate, presents 10 useful tips that will help you design learner-centered training.
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Love the topis, especially the rule of thumb for face-to-face (use the 90-20-8 rule) versus online instruction (use the 60-10-4 rule). http://bit.ly/24pmMBx
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Translating The Language of Learning Creates Value For Everyone

Translating The Language of Learning Creates Value For Everyone | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Modern workplace learning encourages L&D to become partners with the business. Enable this partnership by translating the language of learning.
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Neat article focused around the idea of our learner's unique style, and supported by a great visual. http://bit.ly/1R5X5hh
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Digital Resources and Open Educational Resources

Digital Resources and Open Educational Resources | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
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Jill Buban, Ph.D is the Senior Director of Research and Innovation at the Online Learning Consortium, shares her thoughts on OER. http://bit.ly/1p5osQY
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Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation 

Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation  | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it

How should class participation be assessed?

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This prolific Faculty Focus author is sharing thoughts on what participation is (vs attendance). I liked the concise pall preparation criteria she shared in this article. http://bit.ly/1SlPb7V
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Between the Lines of Our Pedagogy 

Between the Lines of Our Pedagogy  | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
A purposeful integration of our teaching persona helps link students with content in subtle ways, leading to more meaningful learning. Here are 5 examples. 
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This brief article goes over how we project ourselves in our interactions with our students. http://bit.ly/1Rk11KR
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Designing with Text

Designing with Text | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
There’s one thing that most designs have in common: text. We'll help you get it right.
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This article, like all Canva articles, goes over some of the most basic rules of design involving typography, offers compelling examples, and explains the rules. http://bit.ly/1nTxkZW ;

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Business Flyers Aren't Dead

Business Flyers Aren't Dead | Instructional Design for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Get your message out properly with a perfectly designed business flyer.
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This article offers and analyzes 50 examples of impactful flyer designs. http://bit.ly/1Khpn5t

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11 Tips to Make Technology More Accessible

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This page (itself accessible) offers tips related to braille display, screen readers, read out loud software, YouTube captions, and more. http://bit.ly/1N5JJzA

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