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instructional design tips

At a recent workshop I was asked to put together a post with some of my top instructional design tips. So here it is. Of course, over the past 8 years most of the posts are littered with various tips related to instructional design.

If there’s a single best tip it’s that the course content needs to be relevant to the learner’s needs. If not, why is the person taking the course?

Instructional Design Tips

Here’s a list of blog posts related to instructional design.

Instructional Design Tips from the Community

I’m a big advocate of the weekly elearning challenges because they offer a reason to step away from the daily grind of building the same types of courses and doing the same thing over again and again. We get to try out some new ideas, practice production techniques, show off our skills, and see how others approach the same challenge.

Here is a list of challenges that offer an extra bonus because they each share some tips and tricks that will help you build better courses.

Do you have any instructional design tips to share?


 

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Free E-Learning Resources

Want to learn more? Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

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6 responses to “Top Instructional Design Tips”

October 27th, 2015

Always love the tips.

October 27th, 2015

This is perfect. We’re in the process of putting some instructional design resources together.

Thanks for pulling the links together. Can you do something similar for instructional design books?

October 27th, 2015

Thank you.

October 27th, 2015

There are some good links. I like the community examples, too.

Leggi la traduzione (autorizzata) in italiano di questo post qui: http://www.mosaicoelearning.it/blog/?p=3518