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Category Instructional Design Concepts

Read and reflect upon the application of various Instructional Design Principles (theories, models, methods, and frameworks.)

Related content appears in the form of articles, analyses, activities, quizzes, and/or cases, that use instructional design principles. Provides the instructional designers, trainers, content-writers and other learning professionals an opportunity to understand how these concepts of ID work.

A Culturally Diverse Audience & Instructional Design

Among all kinds of diverse audience that an Instructional Designer may have to address, a culturally audience is probably the trickiest. Mostly because it influences everyone equally. Content creators have tried to come up with abstract generalizations such as high-context… Continue Reading →

7 Deadly Sins of eLearning Design

“eLearning Sucks!” “eLearning is $*!#!” “eLearning doesn’t work!” I am sure that you’ve heard at least one of these super-sad statements before. I have. I have seen them being bandied about on social media and talked about during webinars. And… Continue Reading →

Motivation, Learner Motivation, and the ARCS Model

Happy Learners = Contented Instructional Designers 🙂 What is Motivation? Before introducing the ARCS model, I would like to define the term motivation. While, Motivation is defined in several different ways, I prefer to define it as the urge to… Continue Reading →

Jean Piaget – Genetic Epistemology, Constructivism, and Instructional Design

Jean Piaget (b.1896 –  d.1980) was a Swiss Psychologist and Biologist who did a lot of path breaking work in the area of genetic epistemology and gave the theory of constructivism. What is Genetic Epistemology? Genetic Epistemology, which is primarily… Continue Reading →

The Behaviorists – Part 1 of 3: B.F. Skinner

Behaviorism is an approach that suggests that learning can be brought about through manipulation of behavior. Among the famous behaviorists was Dr. B. F. Skinner or Burrhus Frederic Skinner. B.F. Skinner was an American Professor of Psychology. He was educated… Continue Reading →

Why the Knowledge of Instructional Design Improves your Life?

Instructional Design is the study of the theories, models, and methods that make learning transfer effective. Most of these concepts apply as readily to life and other kinds of communication as they do to learning. I believe that being an… Continue Reading →

The Sneeze – A Short Story about the Behavioral Immune System

Anita sneezed. Not once, but twice.In the pre-Covid era, nobody would have given a damn, but today, every one of her dozen co-passengers in the Delhi Metro turned to look at her. She had tried to stop herself from sneezing,… Continue Reading →

Learning Objectives, Action Verbs, Instructional Design and Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was an engineer, painter, anatomist, biologist, teacher. He was also a keen observer of nature and life. Most of what he learned was through observation and inquiry, and he didn’t do it without a plan – or… Continue Reading →

Manetho: The Thinkers, Philosophers, and Teachers (Part 1)

Who was Manetho? Manetho was one of the earliest historians and philosophers of the world. He is thought to have existed around 3rd century BC (about 2400 years ago) in an Egypt ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty (a couple of… Continue Reading →

Krathwohl’s Taxonomy for the Affective Domain and the Inverted Pyramid.

Feelings and emotions belong to a realm different than that of rational thoughts. In fact, the part of our brain responsible for making us feel or experience emotions is the amygdala, which helps us process threats and feel good about… Continue Reading →

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