Instructional design

/Instructional design

Blog posts on the topic of instructional design

Looking for New Ways to Engage Learners? Try Kahooting.

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 [...]

Looking for New Ways to Engage Learners? Try Kahooting. 2017-08-18T23:26:04+00:00

The 10 Biggest Problems With eLearning and How to Solve Them

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 [...]

The 10 Biggest Problems With eLearning and How to Solve Them 2017-08-18T23:26:05+00:00

How to Use Email Autoresponders for 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 [...]

How to Use Email Autoresponders for Microlearning 2017-08-18T23:26:05+00:00

11 Ways to Use Curation as Part of a 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 [...]

11 Ways to Use Curation as Part of a Learning Strategy 2017-09-11T12:19:56+00:00

The Risky Relationship Between Curation and Copyright

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 [...]

The Risky Relationship Between Curation and Copyright 2017-08-18T23:26:05+00:00

6 things I learned from the #OzLearn Twitter chat

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 [...]

6 things I learned from the #OzLearn Twitter chat 2017-08-18T23:26:06+00:00

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

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 [...]

Ozlearn Tweet Chat March 2016: Why it’s good to lose control – revisited 2017-08-18T23:26:06+00:00

How to write assessment questions that don’t suck

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 [...]

How to write assessment questions that don’t suck 2017-08-18T23:26:06+00:00

More L&D trends for 2016!

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 [...]

More L&D trends for 2016! 2017-08-18T23:26:06+00:00

Is it time to stop polishing?

Ahhhh, the internet. With the abundance of free information provided online, social learning opportunities are becoming far more prevalent and I find myself in a quandary over the content I am now producing for my “new look” business. You see, I live in two worlds with regard to my work. The first world is where [...]

Is it time to stop polishing? 2017-08-18T23:26:06+00:00