Instructional Design Concepts

Concepts (Theories and models) of Instructional Design

Instructional Designer – The Conjurer of Learning

February 13, 2018

A lot of confusion exists around the term “Instructional Designer.” In many e-learning organizations, it’s a designation; but thankfully, most understand it to be a role, which it is. And yet, most recruiters aren’t able to differentiate between a content developer, a content writer, or an author. This confusion seems to be acquiring another dimension with the advent of...

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Free Instructional Design Primer Workshop on January 03, 2016.

December 9, 2015

Dear Readers, I am organizing a 3-hour Free ID Primer workshop on January 03, 2016. After a rather long hiatus, it will give me an opportunity to reconnect with you over a discussion on Instructional Design. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please visit the IDP workshop page, go through the brief, and register for the workshop....

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IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance & Other ID Principles – Relationships!

April 10, 2015
IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance & Other ID Principles – Relationships!

Previous posts in this series: IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration. IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance in On-ground and Online Trainings – Reasons & Remedy. Cognitive Dissonance & Other Instructional Design Principles: Cognitive dissonance reflects in many other ID theories and models. This isn’t surprising because many ID theories are based on observations of the human learning behavior. If...

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IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance in On-ground and Online Trainings – Reasons & Remedy.

April 8, 2015
IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance in On-ground and Online Trainings – Reasons & Remedy.

Read the previous post “IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration” here. Cognitive Dissonance in Classrooms and Other Learning Environments: According to Leon Festinger, who proposed the theory, Cognitive dissonance may arise due to two or more conflicting cognitions (thoughts.) Such dissonance is often experienced in adult-learning classrooms where the learners come in with prior knowledge that may oppose...

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IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration.

April 7, 2015
IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration.

Cognitive Dissonance: (Explanation, Illustration, and its Impact on Learning.)   Understanding Cognitive Dissonance: I had first encountered this term when I was a student of management. The context was customer behavior, and the concept being discussed was Post-purchase Dissonance. To simplify matters, let me explain Post-purchase Dissonance first. Every once in a while, after having bought something of high...

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The IDEAL: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience – What they are and How they Impact Trainings?

February 24, 2013
The IDEAL: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience – What they are and How they Impact Trainings?

Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience (Explanation and Comparison with General and Training-Specific Illustrations.)   If you are a trainer, you’ve seen them all – right there in your classroom. Accepting the existence of these behaviors, and understanding them could help you implement your training programs more smoothly. Let us understand and illustrate each of these. Conformity This term is related...

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New Sessions for the ID and eLearning Courses Announced.

November 29, 2012

Dear Readers, I’ve announced the dates for the next sessions of the ID and eLearning courses that I conduct. Here’s a snapshot. IDST (Instructional Design for Senior Professionals & Trainers) Course: This 2-Month course is for you, if you have 3 or more years of learning-related experience (training, content development etc.,) and you want to learn Instructional Design to...

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The IDEAL: Writing Glamorous Objectives vs. Writing Effective Objectives!

November 6, 2012
The IDEAL: Writing Glamorous Objectives vs. Writing Effective Objectives!

This is something that will continue to trouble me until my last day on dear Mother Earth’s bossom. Why do we glam them up? Why is it that we try to tediously work our fantastic vocabulary into  writing statements that would make people wonder whether instructional design really is about simplifying stuff? I think that the reason isn’t that...

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An Important Announcement coming up…Stay Tuned.

September 13, 2012

Dear Visitors, I will be making a very important announcement shortly. The Creative Agni eZine notification will carry the announcement, so if you want the news to arrive in your inbox, please click the Subscribe link in the sidebar. These two months have been extremely busy for me, but I expect the work-pressure to ease  a bit in the...

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Learning the Art of Content Creation from the Master Creator

August 8, 2012

According to the Genesis I, God first created the heaven and the earth. The earth was created formless and there was darkness all around, so God said, “Let there be light,” and then there was light. Then God named the light, Day, and the dark, Night. Then God made the sky before he rested. Then the next morning, he...

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