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 that my speaker proposal for the 2017 FocusOn Learning Conference has been accepted. Huzzah! The focus of the conference this year is on mobile, games, and video. […]

“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 […]

Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier in Adult Education

There I was, standing in my cubicle. My job seemed easy enough: the printer on my desk would print out red or black folders, and I had to file them in the red or black cabinets. I glanced up at the clock. I checked the calendar to see if I had anything interesting planned further […]