Instructional Design Junction

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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 →

Eklavya’s Quest – Self-learning & the Importance of Symbols

Eklavya, one of the tragic heroes of Mahabharata, learned archery on his own and became such a great archer that Dronacharya began to fear that he would far exceed the capabilities of Arjuna, his disciple. What was it that kept… Continue Reading →

Plato: The Thinkers, Philosophers, and Teachers (Part 2)

Plato was a thinker, philosopher, and teacher who lived in the 4th century BC. Among other things, his most important claim to fame was that he started an academy for higher learning – possibly the first in the western world… 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 →

Instructional Design Quiz with Coffeebeans – Quiz 2

Five more questions on Bloom’s Taxonomy, the ADDIE model, Learning Domains, and the human brain, with Creative Agni’s Quiz Master, Coffeebeans.

5 Future Trends in Learning and Training – The Late 20s and Early 30s.

About 15 years ago, online learning was a thing, but the learning creators were still worrying about low bandwidths and Flash (now called Animate) was super-awesome because it helped us create eye-candy content that was byte-cheap. Smartphone wasn’t born, and… Continue Reading →

The Instructional Designer’s Anthem

I had written the Instructional Designer’s anthem around 2005, and I have kept it on my home-desk since. Mine is a handwritten version of it though, but each morning it reminds me of what I need to do as an… Continue Reading →

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