Instructional Design

How should I structure my course?
Robert Gagne surmised there was a nine-step process for creating good instruction. In his book The Conditions of Learning first published in 1965, Gagne out...
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 at 11:39 AM
How can I use brain research to improve the design of my course?
In the 1990s, scientists began using functional MRIs (fMRIs) to see how the brain functions. Different than an MRI that looks at the structure of the brain,...
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 at 11:39 AM
What is the difference between a formative and summative assessment?
Assessment is an essential part of instruction since it measures if the course goals and objectives have been met. There are two types of assessment—formati...
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 at 11:43 AM
How do I craft a great multiple choice question?
Multiple-choice questions are one of the most popular types of assessment questions. It takes skill to craft a good multiple-choice question. A multiple...
Mon, 3 Jan, 2022 at 12:53 PM
Do you have any advice on using images in online courses?
"…unless our words, concepts, ideas are hooked onto an image, they will go in one ear, sail through the brain, and go out the other ear. Words are proc...
Thu, 10 Mar, 2022 at 5:24 PM
What is copyright?
Copyright refers to the legal protection of original works of authorship. The United States Copyright Office provides Circulars and Brochures on copyright...
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 at 11:43 AM
What is ADDIE?
ADDIE is a method for the development of learning content. Note that ADDIE can be used for the creation of any learning content, whether it is face-to-face,...
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 at 11:34 AM
What is Agile?
Although ADDIE is the most commonly used instructional design model, the Agile approach to eLearning development is also being widely used by Instructio...
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 at 11:38 AM
What is Bloom's Taxonomy and how can it help me write objectives?
One of the most well-known educational theories came from Benjamin Bloom. In 1956, Bloom published Bloom's Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain. Bloom...
Wed, 17 Aug, 2016 at 5:31 PM
What are assessments?
Assessments play a very important role in course design. In addition to measuring the extent to which learners have mastered objectives, assessments draw at...
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 at 11:37 AM