instructional design

5 Microlearning Mistakes to Avoid


Today’s trend is to develop short microlearning assets, typically 5–7 minutes in length, that allow employees to jump in and out of a training program as their work schedules allow and their just-in-time performance needs demand. While some consider microlearning a fad, most instructional designers agree that it is supported by the tested theory that […]

The Single Source Method for Designing with Unstable Content


As instructional designers, we consider a variety of factors before selecting delivery methods for training: business needs, learning audience characteristics and locations, available technology, learning objectives, development budget, and deadlines to name a few. Another factor to consider is how likely it is that the content is going to change during development or after launch. […]

7 Project Management Tips for L&D Professionals


Learning and development professionals, how often do your projects go according to plan? Do you find yourself wondering why your projects keep running into issues with budgets, timeliness, unrealistic expectations, or unforeseen project circumstances? It is natural for stakeholders to want to rush through project analysis and design and start developing deliverables because that is […]

3 Steps to Spice Up Your Storyboards


Click-to-reveal. Try-it activity. Knowledge check. If you can storyboard these common e-learning interactions in your sleep (and sometimes do), then you may be one of many instructional designers who have fallen into a predictable “lather, rinse and repeat” cycle of e-learning design. On your next assignment, consider spicing up the same old recipe with a […]