History Origins During World War II, a considerable amount of training materials for the military were developed based on the principles of instruction, learning, and human behavior. Tests for assessing a learner’s abilities were used to screen candidates for the training programs. 1946 – Edgar Dale’s Cone of Experience In 1946, Dale outlined a hierarchy of instructional methods and their effectiveness. Mid-1950s through mid-1960s - The Programmed Instruction Movement Early 1960s - The Criterion-Referenced Testing Movement Robert Glaser first used the term “criterion-referenced measures” in 1962. 1965 - Domains of Learning, Events of Instruction, and Hierarchical Analysis 1967 - Formative Evaluation In 1967, after analyzing the failure of training material, Michael Scriven suggested the need for formative assessment – e.g., to try out instructional materials with learners (and revise accordingly) before declaring them finalized. See also
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239 Tips for Producing and Managing Flash-based e-Learning ContentApril 24, 2008 In February and March, 2008, The eLearning Guild conducted a survey of its members, asking for their favorite tips for producing and managing Flash-based e-Learning. A total of 147 members responded to the survey, contributing 239 usable tips on 28 products (17 of which were not included in the original list). The tips range in length from one-sentence ideas all the way up to multi-page discourses. Some are very basic in nature, and others are quite advanced. These tips were different from past surveys in one significant way: Many of them contain detailed ActionScript code that will help you solve common problems. This FREE Digital eBook would not have been possible were it not for a generous contribution to its development from these sponsors: If you're not familiar with their products for e-Learning, or if you haven't checked them out lately, we encourage you to take a look at your earliest convenience. The content of all Guild eBooks is FREE.
Instructional DesignWhat is Instructional Design? | Instructional Design CentralWhat is Instructional Design? What is instructional design? In short, instructional design is the systematic process by which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. The terms instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, curriculum design, and instructional systems design (ISD), are often used interchangeably. Below are a few instructional design definitions from various resources on instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, curriculum design, and instructional systems design: Definitions of Instructional Design? Source: www.etec.hawaii.edu Definitions of Curriculum Design? What is an Instructional Designer? What is an instructional designer? What is an Instructional Designer? What is an Educational Technologist? An educational technologists someone who is trained in the field of educational technology. What is a Curriculum Designer?
144 Tips on Synchronous e-Learning Strategy + ResearchMay 29, 2008 The eLearning Guild conducted a survey of its members, asking for their favorite tips relating to strategies for effectively creating, managing, and using synchronous e-Learning. Members could submit tips relating to any or all of five different categories. As is usual in our past surveys, the tips range in length from one-sentence ideas all the way up to multi-page discourses. You will find tips in these categories... Blending Synchronous Learning with Other Learning Modalities Designers of Synchronous Presentations, Courses, and Webinars Managers Who Lead Synchronous Learning Efforts Synchronous Speakers and Instructors Technical Production, Planning, and Preparation This FREE Digital eBook would not have been possible were it not for a generous contribution to its development from Adobe. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this document could take a few moments to download because of its size (58 pages in PDF format, ~3MB).
Introduction to Instructional Systems Design | ALISONCourse Description Instructional Systems Design is the process of designing and developing instructional courses or materials that bring greater efficiency and effectiveness to acquiring knowledge or skills for learners. This free online course in Instructional Systems Design reviews important aspects such as learning theories and learning objectives and how they influence the design process. It also reviews the role of memory, needs analysis, and design models such as ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation). Certification To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. Learning Outcomes Manage a Group of Learners
Instructional Design Models and Theories - eLearning IndustryOur journey starts from the beginning of the 20th century, and includes, inter alia, the famous Pavlovian Conditioning and Skinner’s Operant Conditional Theory, continues through the mid 50s and the first time computers were used in learning environments, the influential Problem-Based Learning inspired by Howard Barrows in the 60s, David Merrill’s Component Display Theory, the Cognitive Flexibility Theory in the late 1980s that aims to develop the learner’s ability to comprehend multidimensional situations, the introduction of multimedia and CD-ROMs in educational environments in the 90s, to the development of WebQuest in 1995, and the launch of the Authentic Learning Model in the late 2000s by Marilyn Lombardi. Join us at the Instructional Design History Journey - A New Instructional Design Model Will Be Added Every Week! Instructional Design Models and Theories History*
65 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your e-Learning BudgetMay 22, 2009 Contributing Editor, Marcia Conner This eBook on maximizing your e-Learning development budget demonstrates the ingenuity of our industry and our commitment to learn all-ways. Special THANKS! Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this document could take a few moments to download because of its size (37 pages in PDF format, ~2MB).Open Educational Resources Meet Instructional Design | EdutopiaWell, we made it to 2015, the year in which we were supposed to have hover boards, flying cars, and the Cubs winning the World Series (that may still happen). Back to the Future II gave us a glimpse of what 2015 might look like through the eyes of Doc Brown and Marty McFly. Despite the many great innovations we've developed since that 1989 movie, one constant remains in our world: paper. Personally, I enjoy reading a book made out of paper. Asking the Right Questions In my previous post, I suggested a strategy that would help organize the transition from textbooks to digital content delivery. When considering this transition, whether it's a district or school-wide initiative, or simply a personal mission, it will require some research into finding the right content and resources to deliver, as well as reimagining the instructional design process. What skills do you want students to learn and apply? Ultimately, these questions will help begin the instructional design process. iTunesU