Category Archives: Instructional design

My Other Job Titles — Part 3: Learning Sherpa

I like the term Learning Sherpa more than learning guide, because the term “guide” implies this is someone who knows where to go. Well, that should really be up to the learner. Yes, a sherpa can provide some guidance, but … Continue reading

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My Other Job Titles — Part 2: Creative Catalyzer

In Part 1, I wrote of my self-taken “job title” of Knowledge Wrangler — now, let’s look at another unusual professional title I’ve adopted: Creative Catalyzer. Let me explain the difference between a “catalyzer” and the more familiar term, “catalyst.” … Continue reading

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My Other Job Titles — Part 1: Knowledge Wrangler

Instructional Design is my vocation. And while professionals in the learning industries know what that means and respect the skills of instructional designers, few people outside of education and training know what I mean when I use the term. So, I … Continue reading

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How Bob Got Me My Job

I first heard about instructional design through my work making training videos. Through a couple of different professional development programs, I learned how this approach strengthened training impact. Everything I heard about it fit well with what I knew from … Continue reading

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ID Toolbox: Events of Instruction

Here’s another fundamental tool from my Instructional Design toolbox in addition to ADDIE, the Events of Instruction. Instructional design as a discipline is relatively young, having sprung up in the post-WWII era from the military’s desire to make their training … Continue reading

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Onward Through the Blog…

a doodle for my 400th post from Buller’s Back Porch…

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My Heart Belongs to ADDIE

Practitioners of instructional design draw on aspects of learning theory and design thinking to develop effective instruction. Key to the development is the use of a process to identify and address a knowledge or skills gap or performance problem. While there are … Continue reading

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