Instructional Design Books: For New (and old!) Instructional Designers

I moderate reddit’s instructional design subreddit, and every so often I am messaged about “how to get started” within the instructional design field. I’ll create a separate post sometime with more tips and insights, but I wanted to share the books that I often recommend to people wanting to get started in instructional design.

Remember the Human

The self-proclaimed front page of the internet, reddit, released their core values this month. Their top value? Remember the human.  reddit is where people go to post funny cats, get fashion advice, and tell stories. But the comment sections, at times, also contain the cesspit of humanity, so redditors needed a little reminder to remember the human at the other…

You Know You’re an E-Learning Developer When…

Alright so, hopefully you know that you’re an e-learning developer the moment you start making e-learning. But there are some…qualities…to our job that make it extra special. All gifs are from Despicable Me! 1. When you hear the words, “make it interactive by making them click on these 30 words for more information, that will…

A Day in the Life of an E-Learning Developer

Today I’m sitting on the patio of my ocean-view hotel room, sipping coffee from the Keurig machine, and in this part of my 3-part clause, I would have said something like “and capturing the occasional glimpse of lights flashing on the Santa Monica pier’s ferris wheel,” but for whatever inexplicable reason, it’s off for the first time since…

Free E-Learning Storyboard Download

Hey look! A free thing! WOO! I created this storyboard with a few things in mind. Complexity – People needed to be able to read it, but without getting directions wrong. I added a lot of room for details. Articulate Storyline – I created this with Articulate Storyline in my head, but I’m sure it can…