Instructional design

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Blog posts on the topic of instructional design

Case study: How LinkedIn used curation as part of a learning strategy

February 7th, 2017|Curation, Instructional design, Learning general, Learning strategy|

Author: Karen Moloney A little while back I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Palmer, CLO of Degreed as part of our Immersion series. Before she joined Degreed, Kelly was Chief Learning Officer at LinkedIn and had the fun job of building a learning organisation from scratch. Kelly used curation as an integral part of the [...]

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Looking for New Ways to Engage Learners? Try Kahooting.

August 31st, 2016|eLearning, eLearning resources, Gamification, Instructional design, Learning general, Microlearning, mLearning, Social learning|

Author: Karen Moloney Yes, it’s true. According to the New York Times, Kahooting is actually a word! But what does it mean? I found out a few weeks ago when I attended a presentation on BYODD (Bring Your Own Designated Device) at my son’s school. Part of the session involved teachers showing how they were using kids [...]

The 10 Biggest Problems With eLearning and How to Solve Them

August 25th, 2016|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general|

Author: Karen Moloney We all know that in the world at large, eLearning gets a bad rap. And that’s not really fair because there are some fantastic online programs out there that not only win awards, but actually get real results for both learners and their organisations. But let’s keep it real – they are the [...]

How to Use Email Autoresponders for Microlearning

August 11th, 2016|eLearning, eLearning resources, Instructional design, Learning general, Microlearning|

Author: Karen Moloney I’m finding it more and more interesting how much the disciplines of marketing and learning are starting to intersect. This is especially so now that we are working more with digital media and social platforms for learning, so it makes sense to explore more about how marketers engage their target audiences and [...]

11 Ways to Use Curation as Part of a Learning Strategy

August 3rd, 2016|Curation, Instructional design, Learning strategy|

Copyright: annaleni / 123RF Stock Photo Author: Karen Moloney As part of my preparation for the latest Immersion virtual summit, I have been researching content curation. While my experience with curation in the last 18 months or so has been from a digital marketing perspective, I’ve now been looking at how to adapt [...]

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The Risky Relationship Between Curation and Copyright

July 26th, 2016|Curation, Instructional design, Learning general|

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the Australian Copyright Council's Executive Director, Fiona Phillips, for our next Immersion virtual summit: Curation Debunked. With the sea of content freely available online, just waiting to be curated, copyright is something that needs to be taken into account to ensure we as curators are not putting our [...]

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6 things I learned from the #OzLearn Twitter chat

March 29th, 2016|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general, Social learning, Stakeholder management|

Early in March I was lucky enough to be a guest on OzLearn Twitter Chat (#OzLearn, @OzLearn). While I have been Tweeting for a few years now and have lurked on some chat sessions, this was my first time being a guest Tweeter. There were several things I learned about the chat experience itself and also [...]

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Ozlearn Tweet Chat March 2016: Why it’s good to lose control – revisited

March 4th, 2016|Instructional design, Learning general|

On 12th February 2013 I published a blog post - the first on this blog in fact - about Why It's Good To Lose Control . The main message in the post is that the way people learn is changing and we need to change the way we design learning experiences in order to ensure that they engage [...]

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How to write assessment questions that don’t suck

March 3rd, 2016|Assessment & evaluation, eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general|

GUEST POST BY NATASHA REDDROP Everyone knows that writing interactive eLearning questions, and especially assessment questions, can be a bit of a strain. It’s difficult to come up with questions that can easily be answered in an eLearning format, i.e. that are simply and objectively right or wrong, with no need for an instructor to [...]

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More L&D trends for 2016!

February 25th, 2016|eLearning, Gamification, Instructional design, Learning general, MOOCs, Social learning, Webinars|

We are always looking to the future. What’s next? What’s going to be hot this year? How can we do things better? When researching for this post I found articles predicting learning trends for 2016 going back as early as April 2015 - now that’s what I call forward thinking! In my never-ending quest to [...]