E- learning, is it Electronic or Experience?

This post is provided by guest blogger, Keeona Jordan, a graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Il., MS in Training and Development program.

Using instructional designs has been a growing trend over the past few years. Instructional designs are great tools that help individuals reach their maximum learning potential. As technology continues to advance how does your instructional design prepare for the changes? One of the most important techniques to remember is to learn how to incorporate new e-learning tools with the knowledge already known to make a successful instructional design. The core elements of the design still matter and it is always smart to know your targeted audience and the type of learners they are. Create an experience that will be enjoyable for both the learner and instructor. So I ask is e-learning all about the technology available or the experience created for the learner?

As e-learning becomes more conventional it may be challenging to keep up with all the changes in technology and how to incorporate this into your instructional design. This article address ten main questions and concerns that can arise when developing your design. The biggest challenge is learning how to embrace new technologies such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. While the article does not answer all your burning questions, it offers a great start to being successful in building your design. Remember it is the learning experiences that we each experience that will ultimately help build a strong instructional design. Technology will be a path to enhance our experiences so why not embrace it?

Reference:

Quigley, F. (2016, May 04). What new instructional designers need to know about e-learning. Retrieved from https://www.td.org/insights/what-new-instructional-designers-need-to-know-about-e-learning

 

 

 

 

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