Tag Archives: Learning

Utilizing Psychology in Instructional Design

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In my previous post , I briefly introduced the different types of learning, both primary and secondary, and explained how each learning style can be incorporated into the field of Instructional Design. This week I am going a little further into detail as to the neural processes involved in each part of the brain associated with each type of learning …

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Happy Holidays!

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As 2016 comes to a close Designed:2:Learn and the Learning and Professional Development team would like to wish you a Happy Holiday and thank you for being apart of our blog and being an avid reader. We enjoy writing for you and keeping you all up to date on Instructional Design material. We are taking a short break for the …

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Organization: Naming Conventions

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It’s a running joke on my team that I have a strange obsession with organization, documented processes, folder structure, and naming conventions. I maintain that a well-established system for any collaborative team helps prevent unnecessary mistakes and helps ensure a project run smoothly. I definitely play along with the jokes (because it IS a pretty strange obsession) but taking the …

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Differing Learning Styles and the help of Instructional Design

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According to the American Psychological Association, there are five main learning styles and two substyles that describe how any one person best absorbs or learns information. While everyone is different, most fall into one of the five styles and one of the substyles. Paula Tallal (2014) of Rutgers University and the University of California, San Diego, ran a study to …

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How to Manage Projects in a Team Environment Successfully

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As Instructional Designers, our workload looks a bit different than the average person. We tend to work project by project, and if you’re anything like this team, you work on multiple projects at once. Sometimes it can get confusing and overwhelming – not to mention a little chaotic with multiple people on one team! In order to successfully manage your …

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Using Color Theory in Instructional Design

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Have you ever been in class or in a training session and your professor or instructor starts a slideshow they made on powerpoint and you have difficulty focusing on the actual material because the overall composition is distracting? The color is especially throwing you off as the teacher has put white text over a bright red screen so the information …

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The Invisible World of Typography Pt.1

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Words are everywhere. We see them on doors, posters, sidewalks, signs, and other everyday occurrences. From the moment our alarms wake us up, to the lie of “I promise, this is the last episode before bed,” words are in constant use. Words can be verbal or visible, spoken or written. Though it’s hard to miss them, it can be quite …

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Instructional Design – What is it and how is it used?

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Instructional Design is a concept we see every day whether we realize it or not. We often see instructional design in the simplest of places such as a website we are visiting for the first time, opening an updated application on your phone, and even driving down the street. What is Instructional Design? Instructional Design incorporates several different aspects of …

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Gamification: What It Is + Some Tips

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I’m sure you’ve all heard about the new gamification trend that’s been sweeping the Instructional Design world. If you’re like me, and behind the times on what gamification is – let me explain it further. Gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically …

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Adobe Captivate 9: Rollovers for Software Simulations

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The most recent eLearning project I completed was for an online software application, so creating online software training has been on my brain. I typically create training for adults, so I have been paying close attention to incorporating adult learning theories into software training. In my recent posts, I talked a bit about how Adobe Captivate allows you to create …

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