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eLearning Tips & Tricks

Instructional design can be quite a challenge when you’re starting out. Luckily, many eLearning experts have lots of experience and are happy to share their wisdom with newbies. One of these experts, Dr. Luke Hobson, a senior instructional designer and program manager at MIT, shared some tips in our blog. Here’s what he advises:

  • Work with folks more and step outside of your comfort zone. You shouldn’t be afraid of this experience, but embrace it and make the most out of it.

  • Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers. You can admit that you don’t know. You have the opportunity to go and find out. Connect with others, and bring that back.

  • Be a lifelong learner, enjoy learning, and enjoy teaching. If you don’t enjoy learning new things, then this role is not for you.

If you want to know more, read our interview with Dr. Luke Hobson.

Hey, iSpringers, do you have any eLearning tips? Feel free to share them in the comment section!

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  • I agree with Dr Hobson's tips. It's all about learning, because it's impossible to know everything; and besides, what's right in one context might not be right in another, so you need to experiment / trial / tinker to find out.

    Another tip I'd like to share is start with the assessment (informed by the learning objectives) and work backwards to fill in the content. No one wants a bloated e-learning module. You can always link to further information hosted elsewhere.

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  • I've always believed, and have seen it work, that humor helps people learn. So I make sure to insert copyright approved cartoons, or MEMEs, etc into my material. If nothing else it gives the learner a little break. 

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