Instructional Design

Failure is the New Success

Failure in game-based learning

As some of our readers may know, I spent a significant portion of my life studying and working in games for education. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about my upcoming webinar on July 25 from 11:30am – 12:30pm CT. The focus of the webinar will be how to create engaging, interactive learning activities using […]

FocusOn Learning 2017: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Presentations Educational

FocusOn Learning

It’s a rainy, cool day in Madison, and I find myself wishing I were back in sunny San Diego. I was there last week for the eLearning Guild’s FocusOn Learning 2017 conference. This was my first time attending the conference, but I still got that familiar feeling of excitement from being around colleagues in my field. […]

“The Medium is the Message”: An Instructional Design Perspective

Mobile Learning Instructional Design

Back in the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan famously argued that “the medium is the message.” According to McLuhan, we focus too much of our efforts trying to dissect the content presented in a medium without considering the effect that the medium itself will have on that content. Content and mediums have a symbiotic relationship, and one […]

2017: The Year of User Interface Design

User Interface Design

When I was tasked with identifying and elaborating on an instructional design trend for 2017, I did what most people do when they have no ideas: I asked Google. I noticed a pattern among the various trends that were identified. Many of the articles listed user interface design. Oh great, I thought. On top of […]

Instructional Design Post-SCORM

Instructional Design Post-SCORM

Kicking off the 2017 eLearning Thought Leaders Series will be Megan Torrance from TorranceLearning on, “xAPI for Instructional Designers.” Torrance is Chief Energy Officer at TorranceLearning, an eLearning Brothers Company,  where they specialize in custom learning design and development. Torrance has years of experience in business consulting and project management which she now funnels into […]