January 21, 2021
Question for Instructional Designers
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January 21, 2021
Question for Instructional Designers
I am an Instructional Designer with 9+ years of experience in different industries and areas, skilled in designing numerous learning and training materials, while working closely with faculty, subject matter experts, professionals, departments, and training team members to design top-quality instructional content. I have been using Adobe Captivate for several years to design industry standard e-learning courses. I am looking forward to learn and share my knowledge in Adobe's e-learning community.
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  • Do you use any of the ID models or theories in practice?
  • If so, could you describe the model and how it helps your style of work?
  • Also those working in Agile environment, have you used SAM, LLAMA, or any other Agile method for ID work?

Thanks!

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2021-01-26 16:05:58
2021-01-26 16:05:58

Great question! I use these models for ID analysis; these were summarized to us by Devlin Peck, who is an inspirational instructional designer! https://www.devlinpeck.com/posts/analysis-instructional-design

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2021-01-27 12:54:07
2021-01-27 12:54:07
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Thanks for sharing this resource Mykhaylo!

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2021-01-22 13:39:00
2021-01-22 13:39:00

I do not follow anything in a very strict sense but I would say that I do loosely follow the ADDIE model.

A – nalyze: 

In my current work, the audience does not often change, but sometimes there are some groups which may stand out. Employees vs customers  or  sales vs service are a couple common ones. In essence, I have already examined the groups I create learning experiences for and so this step does not take as much time as it did the first time around. I do try to give some thought to their prior knowledge of the subject matter. Learning objects on newly released equipment for customers look different than those I make for onboarding  new employees.

D – esign: 

D – evelopment:

For online content – I am pretty much a one-man band which means the design and development are both in my court and really bleed together. I do not storyboard but sort of play with some layout ideas as I develop and test. In most cases – I have a basic look and feel for company use that I stick with and it is just a matter of how I think the content looks best in the space I have and deciding if I should make a new slide or not.

For face-to-face content such as week-long training seminars that we offer which utilize multiple instructors – I do need to spend a great deal more time here making sure that all the proper equipment and training aids are procured and available and that each instructor is properly up to speed with the learning objectives.

I – mplementation:

Online materials are not much more than sending out a link in an email to inform people that new content is available. There is usually a time period where I request internal feedback to take care of any typos or performance bugs.

If I am designing face-to-face instruction and utilize multiple instructors to deliver training, we schedule one or two dry runs with an internal audience to allow some practice time and to make sure that nothing was missed

E – valuation:

All learning materials whether online or face-to-face are open for feedback all the time. I continually use feedback from members of the target audience as well as outsiders to improve upon the learning materials that I provide.

 

Since I am not part of a larger team of designers/developers, I think this approach works well for what I do. I try to let the customers drive the content and how they respond to it drives how I adapt. I find it quite flexible.

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2021-01-25 10:51:05
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I think most Instructional Designers loosely follow the ADDIE model if the product or software they write for follows the Waterfall model of development. Thanks for explaining how you, as an Instructional Designer follow the ADDIE process. People getting in the field of Instructional Design would really benefit from this information.

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