Learning Science Made Easy: Fast & Furious Instructional Design with SAM

WBT Systems

You quickly learn they’re not people but acronyms for instructional design models It doesn’t take long for anyone working in professional development to hear about ADDIE and SAM. Who are these uppercase people?

What If Your Association Can’t Afford an Instructional Designer?

WBT Systems

Now, the bad news: you didn’t get the budget to hire a professional to design and develop the course. What are your options if your association can’t afford an instructional designer? You won’t necessarily save money in the long-run by handling instructional design yourself. It’s not always cheaper when you factor in how much time it takes staff to do what professional instructional designers can do much faster.

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10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

WBT Systems

Yet, many associations continue to have staff and volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) design and develop online learning programs because that’s been the default mode of operation. To provide a more engaging and effective learning experience for your online students, consider outsourcing instructional design. What Instructional Designers Do. 10 Reasons for Outsourcing Instructional Design. Curriculum design. Instructional practices.

Learning Science Made Easy: Merrill’s Principles of Instruction

WBT Systems

If you manage educational programs, a knowledge of learning science can help you understand how program design makes a difference in how learners process, retain, and apply information.

Working with an Instructional Designer: How to Prepare for Success

WBT Systems

Developing a new online course with the help of an instructional designer is an exciting prospect for an association. You’re investing time and money into a relationship with an educational partner who’s skilled at designing engaging and effective learning experiences. You’ll get the best results from this partnership if you know how to best prepare for working with an instructional designer. Clarify the instructional designer’s scope of work.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. And, if you are attending NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology in March, join me, John Kenyon, Andrea Barry, and Cindy Leonard for a session on designing effective technology training. All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement.

5 Web Design Ideas to Boost Your Fundraising Strategy

DipJar

A strong design with a user-friendly interface can lead not only to more donors, but larger donations and recurring gifts. . Fortunately, all nonprofits can optimize their website to increase their fundraising potential, even those without a web design expert on staff.

Upcoming Webinar March 26: Public Tech Instruction - Internet Safety

Tech Soup Blog

essential skill to include in basic digital literacy instruction, but. design curriculum and teach classes without a fear of becoming outdated. Internet safety instruction doesn’t have to be difficult, though! This session, Public Tech Instruction: Internet Safety , this Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Indiana) about the types of Internet safety instruction they have been offering, and how they approach teaching this topic.

How to Design a Fundraising Landing Page that Makes Giving Easy and Inspires People to Give

Get Fully Funded

It’s a critical page, yet it’s often designed last, with very little thought. Finally, at the bottom of the page after all the other options and the “Donate” button, give instructions on how a donor can send in a check if that’s their preferred method.

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Making the world more accessible with web design

Candid

When architects and construction professionals start designing a building, one of the first things they have to consider is accessibility. But if your web design isn’t accessible, you risk missing out on online donations and other conversions.

Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI

Web Courseworks

Although I don’t expect instructional designers to leap from their desk chairs and start dancing in glee, the Department of Defense’s statement is an important symbol of change in the industry. Instructional Design associations elearning instructional design SCORM xAPI

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FocusOn Learning 2017: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Presentations Educational

Web Courseworks

In conferences, there’s definitely a sense of comradery: you’re an instructional designer? Instructional Design Managing eLearning Assocations collaboration conferences development process elearning game based learning instructional design SME Technology Web CourseworksIt’s a rainy, cool day in Madison, and I find myself wishing I were back in sunny San Diego. I was there last week for the eLearning Guild’s FocusOn Learning 2017 conference.

Using Service Design to Map Your Digital Ecosystem

Forum One

Two of our most used service design activities are ecosystem mapping and service blueprinting. The team was struggling to present these regulations, qualifying criteria, and instructions for requesting data in a digestible format on their website.

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Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. It has been over six years since I designed and delivered my first webinar/conference call, “ Designing Effective Technology Training Workshops for Nonprofits &# with NTEN. Because webinars were a new medium to trainers, I used Richard Mayer’s research on multi-media learning based on understanding how the brain works and the ability to pay attention to guide the instructional design.

You Decide! Interactivity in New Media

Web Courseworks

Learners are engaged with the media that surrounds them, and it wouldn’t hurt instructional designers to take a few tips on how to create engaging content. Luckily for instructional designers, the field seems to be in step with the implementation of branching scenarios in other sorts of media. I recently wrote about my experiences presenting at FocusOn Learning 2017 (you can read about them here ).

Designing a Drive: 10 Food Drive Ideas to Fill Your Donation Boxes

Qgiv

However, getting your supporters to show up and participate in your event is only possible with a well-devised branding and design strategy. Are branding and design really that vital to the success of a fundraiser? Here are a few ideas to make designing your drive a breeze.

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8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter

Whether our meeting is useless or valuable depends on how we design, facilitate, and follow up. Meeting design is more than just agenda planning or identifying topics. You also need to establish meeting norms or rules of engagement and then design and facilitate the process to get results. Often, we get stuck in meeting design ruts where we blindly follow the same template or recipe. Facilitation Training Design

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

It has been over 10 years since I designed and delivered my first workshop/webinar on, “ Designing Effective Technology Training Workshops for Nonprofits ” with NTEN. Because webinars were a new medium to trainers back then, I used Richard Mayer’s research on multi-media learning based on understanding how the brain works and the ability to pay attention to guide the instructional design. Learning Training Design

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Instructional Media: My Tagging Screencast at NTEN!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I hope to share some simple and fun ways to create "shoulder-to-shoulder" instructional media for the panel on Screencasting at NTC I'm doing. I personally want to move away from the metaphor of making movies of the computer screen to more shoulder-to-shoulder instructional media and perhaps something that is more participatory or for lack of a better word, social. Next cut and paste the URL into the Feedburner tool and follow the instructions.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. And, if you are attending NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology in March, join me, John Kenyon, Andrea Barry, and Cindy Leonard for a session on designing effective technology training. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related.

How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience

Connection Cafe

Mine was to be a better designer this year and to outdo my old self from 2016. As I was thinking about what kind of designer I really want to be, I realized that even though I’m trained as a graphic designer, I don’t see myself as one anymore. Instead, I would describe myself as someone who designs online experiences. So, how do I go about designing better user experiences this year ? 3 Tips to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience : 1.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development. The design challenge was: How do we come up with concrete tools, frameworks and methods for helping people better understand and adopt network systems leadership?

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

As is the case for your online learning materials, badges need to be researched, validated, designed, and given your full support. This article shows you how to design a Digital Badge Strategy to justify the existence of your badges, from the perspective of your business goals, your online learning strategy, and the perspectives of the users who will value earning each badge. What Does Designing a Digital Badge Strategy Look Like? Badge Design Strategy Canvas via digitalme.

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Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

Connection Cafe

As an educational consultant, I offer nonprofits instruction on best practices around their technology. And while I’m usually able to offer some general guidance, nonprofit website design best practices have never been my area of expertise. Recently, I sat down with TJ Nicolaides and Allison Hossack of Think Company , a Philadelphia based design firm specializing in research, strategy, development, and design. . Want more nonprofit website design best practices?

Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

We asked participants to do a “think and write” and jot down one idea that resonated before facilitating a grand synthesis of what we learned about designing more impactful capacity building programs for grantees. You can read my guest post over the Communications Network Blog that summarizes these insights. Training Design

10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

If you want to see engaging, transformative online course design in action, add a little poetry to your life. This approach makes the instruction seem more personal. If you’re looking for instructional inspiration, why not give modern poetry a try? Let us know if you’d like to see how TopClass LMS can help you design engaging, transformative online courses… Request Demo.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 3: Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the seventh in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Quote from Kristina Halvorson) It’s an essential step in the Web Design process that’s often overlooked or skimped upon. Here at Blackbaud, we do our best to start our design recommendations with content so that our clients are thinking about content very early in the process. I wrote a post about how to create a content inventory several years ago in case you need some instruction.

Social Media Trainings: How do you use pre-workshop data about your participants effectively to shape effective instruction?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have a chance to reflect now on the data I've collected and think about the instructional design. I'm doing the workshop twice and I toyed with the idea of actually doing two totally different sessions, but I do not have an equal split - and I think there is value to having mixed levels in the group - if, you as the instructor, can make sure there is differential instruction.

Helping Strangers Participate through Instructions: Deconstructing the MP3 Experiment

Museum 2.0

The MP3 experiment is an exercise in following instructions. He explains that you will have to follow his instructions to have “the most pleasant afternoon together.” But it’s all founded on these first few minutes, which create an environment of safe progression, clear instruction, and emotional validation. But it’s rare that museum exhibit designers or audio tour developers are willing to explicitly require certain kinds of actions by visitors.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. South Carolina’s Nonprofit Summit is the state’s largest and most comprehensive conference designed specifically by and for leaders in the nonprofit sector. Xperience Design Project.

Optimizing email design by creating your own click heatmaps

Allegiance Group

As you can see from this screenshot from Google Analytics “ In Page Analytics “, heatmaps allows you see where people are clicking, and then to maximize usability / ROI by adjusting your design accordingly. Here’s instructions on how to create your own: Download data from email client: Download your click counts for each URL in your email, along with total delivered emails.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth Kanter

Design for Participants To Apply. It’s been great to discuss instructional design with other trainers that Deborah has brought together. Recently, Jennifer Ahern Lammer who is the program director for the Alliance of Nonprofit Management , shared several good design points developed by Peter York from TCG and how she applies it. Design for Different Levels of Capacity and Skills: Adapt in Real Time. So, you have to design for that. Training Desig

21st Century Skills in eLearning

Web Courseworks

The answer may seem obvious, but that’s not readily apparent in the eLearning we design. For example, instructional designers need to work with programmers, graphic artists, subject matter experts, and data scientists to develop effective eLearning curricula. Our design choices reflect our values. Instructional Design 21st Century Skills associations collaboration communication creativity Critical Thinking elearning LMS

Four Nonprofit Web Accessibility Best Practices for 2022

sgEngage

The WCAG outlines four core principles of accessible design, including that websites should be: Perceivable: Anyone should be able to perceive information on your website, regardless of their ability. However, there are updates that you may have overlooked in the web design process.

21st Century Skills and eLearning

Web Courseworks

The answer may seem obvious, but that’s not readily apparent in the eLearning we design. For example, instructional designers need to work with programmers, graphic artists, subject matter experts, and data scientists to develop effective eLearning curricula. Our design choices reflect our values. Managing eLearning Blog 21st Century Skills associations critical thinking elearning instructional design LMS

Guest Post: Using Participation to Solve a Design Problem at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Museum 2.0

This is a perfect example of a museum using participation as a design solution. We tested five versions of the prompt sheets--some with instructions focused to the subject of the exhibition (artists' takes on nature), others with more open-ended instructions designed to encourage a broader range of responses. design participatory museum guestpost usercontent

Fifteen Random Things I've Learned about Design for Participation This Year

Museum 2.0

I loved Jasper Visser's list of 30 "do's" for designing participatory projects earlier this month. SETUP Cut your instructions down to as little text as possible. Accolades are more inspiring than instructions. Design paired activities to reflect or at least respect the sensibility of their work, and where possible, involve them in the design. The same is true for paper instructions mounted on the table.

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth Kanter

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. Instructional design is knowing how to organize your content and shape exercises based on brain and learning research. If you are designing and leading any type of training, take into account the current context for your participants.

Assembling the Right Team for an E-Learning Project

sgEngage

Design and develop course prototypes. The partner creates a prototype of the course to illustrate key design elements and the overall direction of the course. . Nonprofit content development curriculum design e-learning professional development volunteer development

A Wake Up Call: What the Equifax Breach Means for Website Owners

Byte Technology

Follow their instructions and, in some circumstances, the host will clean up the problem for you and recommend measures you can take to avoid a future hack. The post A Wake Up Call: What the Equifax Breach Means for Website Owners appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. Web Design

The Pros and Cons of an RFP for Non-Profit Organizations

Byte Technology

Internally, you have to compile detailed instructions and specific parameters of what the project will entail. Learn more about Byte Technology’s web design services for nonprofits. The post The Pros and Cons of an RFP for Non-Profit Organizations appeared first on Byte Technology’s Non-Profit Web Design Insights Blog. Nonprofit Web Design

Social Superpower: Using Facebook to Increase Your NPO’s Website Traffic

Byte Technology

You can create the code by following instructions on Facebook’s comments plugin or, if you’re a WordPress user, with the platform’s similar plugin. The post Social Superpower: Using Facebook to Increase Your NPO’s Website Traffic appeared first on Byte Technology’s Non-Profit Web Design Insights Blog. Nonprofit Social Media Web Design

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Recovery Room: Quick Tips on Fixing Your Hacked Site

Byte Technology

Follow their instructions and, in some circumstances, the host will clean up the problem for you and recommend measures you can take to avoid a future hack. The post Recovery Room: Quick Tips on Fixing Your Hacked Site appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. Web Design WordPressIt’s a sad and unfortunate reality that any website—large or small—can get hacked.

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