No that is not the title of a new song by electronic music group Daft Punk (reference: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk)... but rather what instructional designers are saying when building beautiful distant learning experiences with Gomo.
Adobe is currently in the process of developing a suite of apps for their Creative Cloud ecosystem that will allow designers to create on the fly. These apps are intended to be run on IOS mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad and can then be integrated into desktop Adobe software such as Photoshop, Illustrator… This is great news! Designers can be in the environments that inspire them and use their mobile devices to capture these design ideas and use them later!
Project LayUp is one of these new Adobe CC apps being designed Khoi Vinh. This is the first app of its kind which allows designers to sketch their designs using only an iPad and export them to Adobe desktop products.
I came across this great video the other day, which explains Bloom's Taxonomy according to Seinfeld episodes! This is a great way to explain dry "boring" learning theory in a fun way!
While I was browsing my LinkedIn feed today I came across this great Keep Calm quote! It was about time us IDs joined the Keep Calm bandwagon! What do you think?
I have also shared it with my work colleagues who could not agree more! We are thinking of making shirts and posters with this quote.
I have to say that this quote pretty much describes an IDs work environment. How many times has there been a crisis where PMs, managers, engineers, SMEs... freak out over a problem with the learning solution? When it turns out all they have to do is let the IDs do their job!
Let's start a revolution!
We hear this question all the time, and most of time it ends up being us, the Instructional Designers (ID), who writes the lesson from start to finish. The problem that this causes for you, the ID, is you end up spending more time trying to learn the content of the lesson instead of focusing on designing the instruction that supports the learning. Among other problems: deadlines pass, we go over budget, quality goes down and project managers end up unhappy! :(
What if you had the option of having a Subject Matter Expert (SME) writing the raw lesson content for you first? Would you jump at the opportunity? Or would you rather they conduct a review of the entire lesson after you had written it?
Hello and welcome! I am very happy to announce the launch of my new website AVTLearning, dedicated to sharing ideas about learning and technology. My name is Alain van Thiel, and I will be your guide for this wonderful learning adventure. I hope to share ideas about learning and technology in order to inspire you to become a better learning professional.
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