Tag Archives: Needs Analysis

eLearning Manifesto: Has eLearning advanced alongside technology? Or has technology passed it up?

I have been devoting my last few blogs the eLeanringManifesto.org which was instigated by Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn, and Will Thalheimer. We are so privileged that this amazing group of professionals in the field of Instructional Design and … Continue reading

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Guiding principles to help us be more intentional about our course designs…

I found Tom Kuhlmann guiding principles inspiring today in an attempt to get all of us designers intentional about our course designs. Sounds like a no brainier… would we not be intentional? Here is what he shared: Even if the … Continue reading

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If you are not designing a site for its user… who are you designing it for?

In addition to understanding the web site’s purpose and goals, you need to know who will use the site. If you know me, you know that I always harp on how important it is to understand your user. Have you … Continue reading

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The Parallels of Instructional Design & Ferrari

I recently came across an episode of Ultimate Factories, which showcased the Ferrari Factory in Italy. The Ferrari factory which produces the car that everyone dreams of owning and few ever do, has some striking similar characteristics to the field … Continue reading

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Getting and/or Redesigning Content

The following are some notes that I will use for a presentation that I am giving to my department about how, I as a designer, get or redesign content that I receive from instructors for their online courses. Each heading … Continue reading

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Fostering Creative Design Opportunities

The other day we discussed how a designer’s creativity often happens during their downtime… but we are always on. So what do we do?  Let’s look at a recent posting on The 99% which is a daily web magazine whose … Continue reading

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Conduct End User Needs Analysis? Just Hope for HTML5?

The design of an HTML page is truly user dependent. End user factors such as operating system, browser, coding elements, speeds, security settings, etc. regularly affect the design of webpages. Taking this into account how can you truly assure that … Continue reading

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