Sunday, January 8, 2012

Useful sites for Instructional Designers

As a student at Walden University for the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology, one of my first assignments was creating this blog. I have read a few blogs, but this is my first attempt at creating one. I have reviewed several blog sites that will be of interest to my fellow classmates, as well as anyone else interested in instructional design and technology. Here are three sites that could be beneficial for viewing.
This site has a plethora of information on e-learning. It has numerous topics, whether concepts such as blogging or social media; tools such as Wiki or RSS; type such as podcasts or resources; organizations or companies; or year. There are numerous postings  under these categories. This would be a good site to learn all about e-learning and the different tools to incorporate.
This is a site from articulate that I learned about from an education conference that I attended. The blog is hosted by Tom Kuhlmann who has 15 years of experience in training and runs the community at articulate. This site provides a lot of useful information that can be incorporated into our learning materials, from designing to creating scenarios to managing. There are also tips for PowerPoint, audio, and visual design.
Cathy Moore’s blog site focuses on getting away from boring instruction such as plain PowerPoint presentations and developing more action-oriented or interactive instructional methods for working adults. She gives speaking engagements around the world and her training has been utilized by many different organizations. She has numerous examples of e-learning presentations on her site ranging from simple to simulations to branching logic. She does consulting and workshops as well. She has several posts to her blog and tries to keep the material entertaining and fun. There are several blog topics to review. This site will be useful for me in educating adult learners.

I hope you enjoy these sites. Let me know your thoughts!

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