Best of 2015: Top 10 Instructional Design Articles

The E-Learning Heroes community is full of professional instructional designers (IDs) who know how to marry best practices with practical e-learning development techniques. And since our Heroes are also super-generous, they like to share their tried-and-true strategies for getting information across to learners effectively.

We’re excited to round up some of the most useful instructional design articles from 2015. Diving into these practical strategies is a great way to jump-start your professional development for 2016!

Check out our most-viewed ID articles from 2015:

  1. 5 Habits of Effective Instructional Designers: Trina walks you through essential habits that’ll help you step up your productivity and design more effective e-learning.
  2. An Introduction to Instructional Design: This comprehensive intro covers all the basics so you can brush up on your ID skills or take ʼem to the next level.
  3. An Introduction to Bloom’s Taxonomy for Instructional Designers: See how this ID theory can help you create better learning objectives—a first step toward creating clear, effective e-learning.
  4. How to Design Your E-Learning Course Using Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction: Find out what you need to know about Gagne’s theory of instructional design—and how it can help you better organize your e-learning content.  
  5. An Introduction to the ADDIE Model for Instructional Designers: Do you know ADDIE? No? Don’t worry! We’ll help you get to know this fundamental approach to the phases of designing a learning solution.   
  6. Get to Know the 3 Levels of E-Learning: Nicole demonstrates how to assess the learning need and decide on the right type of learning approach.
  7. 4 Quick Tips to Make Your E-Learning Stick: One of the big challenges in creating e-learning is making sure learners retain info. We’ll show you how to help make sure your content sticks.
  8. 4 Tips to Promote Transfer of Skills to the New Job: See how you can help learners apply new info and skills to the job at hand.  
  9. Measure the Effectiveness of Your E-Learning Course with Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Evaluation: Wondering if your e-learning works? The Kirkpatrick model helps you assess the effectiveness of e-learning systematically.
  10. 4 Instructional Design Tips to Create Awesome E-Learning Scenarios: Scenarios are a super-effective way to create e-learning that hits home for learners. We’ll show you how to create scenarios that captivate learners’ attention.

Thirsty for more? Dive into this series that introduces all the basics you need to know to create amazing e-learning. And take a look at some of our other “Best of 2015” articles for great inspiration, such as the most popular PowerPoint templates of 2015.

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