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Immerse yourself into the world of instructional design with The Instructional Design Lady. Explore learning theories, common instructional design models, and methods that decolonize learning. Join me every week to learn about the various roles of instructional designers, learn how to work effectively with subject matter experts, and understand quality control for instructional design, while improving your design skills.

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Immerse yourself into the world of instructional design with The Instructional Design Lady. Explore learning theories, common instructional design models, and methods that decolonize learning. Join me every week to learn about the various roles of instructional designers, learn how to work effectively with subject matter experts, and understand quality control for instructional design, while improving your design skills.

    The Five Instructional Stances

    The Five Instructional Stances

    The instructional stance is always determined by the learner and the learning goal. Subsequently, the instructional stance will, in turn, determine which tools to use within the various instructional designs. One instructional stance is pedagogy. Pedagogy has a  strong connection to behaviorism.  It is heavily instructor-centered and bases learning on environmental conditioning and stimuli. Another … Continue reading "The Five Instructional Stances"

    • 20 min
    Practice what you preach!

    Practice what you preach!

    I recently got the opportunity to do some freelance work as a subject matter expert. It was exciting to be a freelance subject matter expert, even though it was a short-lived opportunity. Hence, this experience taught me a big lesson… Practice what you preach.   Reference: Hodell, C., & ProQuest. (2015). ISD from the Ground up, … Continue reading "Practice what you preach!"

    • 21 min
    The Instructional Designer’s Hierarchy of Needs

    The Instructional Designer’s Hierarchy of Needs

    According to Maslow, there is a hierarchy of needs that are necessary for learning to occur. Like Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, I believe that there is a hierarchy of needs for instructional designers.  Maslow has five levels of hierarchical needs. They are as follows: Physiological needs Safety needs Belongingness and love Esteem and accomplishment Self-actualization/Achieving … Continue reading "The Instructional Designer’s Hierarchy of Needs"

    • 19 min
    The Instructional Designer in a VUCA World

    The Instructional Designer in a VUCA World

    Today’s world has “turbo-speed changes created by technology” (Marquardt, Banks, Cauweiler, and Ng, 2018, p. 18). And with these turbo-speed changes come the constant need for learning and creativity. As conditions change, instructional designs that can be adapted to various learners and conditions become more prevalent than ever before. Hence, instructional designers have to “learn … Continue reading "The Instructional Designer in a VUCA World"

    • 16 min
    The Tyranny of the Urgent

    The Tyranny of the Urgent

    Functioning in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) conditions creates a sense of infinite urgency.   Furthermore, ubiquitous exigencies make learning more difficult as the pressure to work seems to never cease. In such conditions, what is the learner to do? “Although we need more and more learning and training, the irony is that we have … Continue reading "The Tyranny of the Urgent"

    • 23 min
    Content Creation Calibration Presentation

    Content Creation Calibration Presentation

    I had the pleasure of presenting at the Virginia Society for Technology in Education 2018 Conference. I shared my ideas on Content Creation and Calibration with learners and I took feedback from the audience regarding the topic. Some of the key questions were: How do I engage dormant learners in the design process? How do … Continue reading "Content Creation Calibration Presentation"

    • 27 min

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