Instructional Designers’ Roles

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The Instructional Designers’ Roles Infographic shows that the instructional designer is part engineer, part architect, part artist, and part craftsman. It definitely entails a lot of flexibility or the ability to balance roles. What other roles would you suggest be added to this diagram? Feel free to leave a comment with your ideas!

Here are a few other resources related to instructional design that you might find helpful.

7 Learning Principles To Create Online Courses

Geri E. McArdle, in his book Training Design and Delivery, encourages training professionals to become familiar with 7 principles and them in their delivery of education. These principles certainly also apply to online instruction:

  1. Part or Whole Learning
  2. Spaced Learning
  3. Active Learning
  4. Feedback
  5. Overlearning
  6. Primacy and Recency
  7. Transfer of Learning

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Additional commentary on these 7 principles is available here.

5 Ways Online Learning Improves Education

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This info graphic above presents five ways on how online learning improves educational productivity.

  1. Increase access to educational resources and experiences
  2. Engage students in active learning with materials and resources
  3. Individualize and differentiate instruction based on student performance
  4. Personalize learning by building on student interests
  5. Make better use of student and teacher time by automating routine tasks

In what other ways do you believe that online learning improves education? Feel free to leave a comment with your ideas!

10 Blended Learning Trends

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The 10 Blended Learning Trends Infographic gives a snapshot on how making student learning more personalized, more engaging, and more collaborative is what’s driving innovation.

  1. The student-centered learning experience
  2. Soaring numbers of digital learners
  3. Building higher-order thinking skills
  4. Realizing benefits for both teachers and students
  5. A framework for data-driven decision-making in education
  6. Personalized learning accompanied by a lean, blended, interactive approach
  7. Productive Gamification
  8. The mobile world is where learner live now
  9. Students’ personal access to mobile devices
  10. More broadband, please!

Educational Technology In The College Classroom Infographic

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