So I recently started a new role (this week) that finally will help me become an instructional designer. I've worked in e-learning for nearly 5 years. I did my apprenticeship and then my last job role but both were very admin based, pulling grades from LMS, creating participants etc. So as far as using Moodle, I think from an admin perspective I know it inside out! I've touched on using articulate in my last job which really made me think I really want to do become an instructional designer. Now I've finally got the opportunity it feels a bit of a steep learning curve and i'm trying to do everything I can so when it comes to talking to SME's and planning, designing I've developed myself the best I can.
Sorry for going on about my background but I thought it might give a sense of where i'm at.
So this week I discovered the e-books on here which are amazingly helpful (e-learning for beginners) I wish i'd read it years ago. It's helped me get my head around the ADDIE model. I just wanted to hear about your experiences, when it comes to planning and analysing, what do you find most challenging? The examples used in the book were really helpful but i'm struggling to think how I can always apply each stage to the project, especially the gap analysis, is there always a need for that?
I've been given the task of turning some whitepapers into online learning. They're on soft skills. If there are any resources/examples you can direct me to give me a sense of what should be applied to what, i'd be so grateful