Become an IDOL 04: Learning Experience Design and Design Thinking

Published: April 29, 2019

Episode: 02

Learning Experience Design and Design Thinking

Guest: James Finder, Owner of Promethean Learning Experience Design

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with James Finder about his expertise in learning experience design and design thinking. You'll get an understanding of one of the hottest topics in the instructional design space. This episode is great for newbies who want to understand the fundamentals of design thinking and for veterans who want to get more ideas creating a better design for their learners. 

If you are a new listener to Become an IDOL, we would love to hear from you.  Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The principles of design thinking.
  • Agile Models in instructional design.
  • Sprints and how they work for course building.
  • Prototypes for learners.
  • Learning Experience Design is about...
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Become an IDOL 03: Stakeholders--Who They Are and How to Work With Them

Published: April 15, 2019

Episode: 03

Stakeholders: Who They Are and How to Work With Them

Guest: Melanie Eakin

VP of Performance Effective for Inside Sales, iHeart Media

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Melanie Eakin about the stakeholder role in corporate training projects.

 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The role a stakeholder plays in a training project
  • The different roles of the decision-makers on your project
  • Who a project champion is and how they can help move the project forward
  • Who is going to judge the success or failure of the project
  • How to navigate the expectations & respect the boundaries of the stakeholders and other key players
  • Planning out your timeline for reviews and approval
  • What to do when facing a company with a “check the box mentality”
  • What questions to...
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Become an IDOL 02: Create Courses that Drive Behavior Change

Published: April 1, 2019

Episode: 02

Creating Courses that Drive Behavior Change

Guests: Richard Fleming and Austin Welch, Co-Owners of Sage Media and Sage Academy

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Richard Fleming and Austin Welch about their expertise in changing behaviors. You'll get a peek inside the minds of two guys who are serious about creating training that inspires real action in the learners. This episode is a treat for newbies who want to understand the fundamental purpose of training and for veterans who want to get more ideas about changing behaviors. 

If you are a new listener to Become an IDOL, we would love to hear from you.  Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The principles of getting someone to change his/her behavior.
  • The importance of creating behavior change in instructional design.
  • Why so many...
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Become an IDOL 01: Learn how to transition from secondary school teaching to an instructional designer and online learning developer

Published: March 20, 2019

Episode: 01

Learn how to transition from secondary school teaching to an instructional designer and online learning developer

Guest: Maddie Rotrand, Owner of NifteLearning

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Maddie Rotrand about her experience transitioning from secondary education to instructional design and eLearning development. We’ll be sharing tips for switching careers and landing your first job.

If you are a new listener to Become an IDOL, we would love to hear from you.  Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The best way to break into the instructional design field as a secondary school teacher
  • If you need a certification or another degree to become a corporate instructional designer or eLearning developer
  • Tips on job assets you need to land your first job
  • What hiring managers are looking for in an IDOL

 

 

 

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eLearning Team Roles

 

Sometimes when you're trying to land your first instructional design job or create a team for eLearning development you're not quite sure of all the roles and responsibilities.

This is a list for roles and responsibilities that need to be covered in an eLearning development project, but some of these roles only need a part-time employee or one person can be responsible for several roles at once. It all depends on the client, the budget, the team's skill set, and the requirement of the project.

eLearning Team Roles and Responsibilities

  • Project Manager: Takes charge of the entire lifecycle of the project, interfaces between the client and the eLearning team, creates and manages the schedule, budget, scope, and the quality of the project.
  • Instructional Designer: This is probably you! You'll analyze training needs, provide consultation on instructional strategies, collaborate with the SME, define the scope of the course and learning objectives, select the delivery...
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Cognitive Load Theory: Animated by IDOL courses

Uncategorized Dec 07, 2018
 

How it Works

To learn our brains have to process new information in our working memory. This is the place we store stuff until it can be converted into permanent long-term memory. When we are conscious we are only using our working memory until we retrieve long-term into working memory (short-term memory) where it is processed once again.

Therefore, course information must take place in working memory. When people are learning the gateway is the working memory zone.

The working memory zone has rules and regulations.

  • It can only hold seven elements of information at a time.
  • It can only hold information for less than 30 seconds at a time (without retrieval/rehearsal).

The rules above are true for both newbies and expert learners.

This means if one is given too much new material too quickly or in a disordered way, the working memory will glitch or overload. Cognitive overload!

Hence, learning will not and cannot occur if the main processor doesn't have enough...

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