Solid instructional design is the foundation for creating great e-learning courses. But when you’re new to the world of e-learning, picking up the basics of instructional design is no small feat. Between trying to understand the differences of various e-learning design methods and development approaches, and sorting out credible sources for facts rather than fiction, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.
But have no fear! The E-Learning Heroes community is here, and we’ve got you covered with loads of free resources for nailing all the basics, including these seven super-helpful projects chock-full of instructional design advice and pro tips.
- Brand new to instructional design and feeling intimidated by the needs analysis phase of the process? Check out this helpful needs analysis question generator by Montse to get your next e-learning project off to a good start.
- Writing is a crucial skill for creating great learning experiences—and particularly for e-learning. Let this handy project by Daniel Brigham help you improve your writing skills using just three simple rules.
- Sometimes the hardest part of a new e-learning project is knowing how to start. Jodi Sansone is here to save the day with this learning design kick-off guide.
- If you’ve been in the instructional design game for a while, you’ll love testing your knowledge with this fun and creative game by Alex Jinca.
- Follow the prompts to build the robot in this engaging example by Jonathan Hill and you’ll learn all about Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction along the way.
- Gain an understanding of Bloom’s Taxonomy with this fun drag-and-drop interaction by Noah Mitchell.
- Often what makes or breaks a project is how well you can collaborate with your subject matter experts (SMEs). Nicole Legault walks you through how to build a partnership with your SMEs in this beautiful Rise 360 example.
If you’re ready to put your newly refreshed instructional design skills to work, then join the E-Learning Challenge. And the course design tips and tricks never stop flowing over in the Building Better Courses forum. We’d love to see you there.