If you’ve known me for some time, you know I have an instructional design (ID) background. I studied instructional design at UBC back when we handed papers in, on paper. Then, I also spent over 25 years working as an instructor for Dale Carnegie Training in BC. Most of the courses I taught I did not design, but I did create many company workshops and conference type meetings.
What Is Instructional Design?
It may seem obvious, but basically instructional design is the process of presenting information in an order and manner that make it memorable for the learner.
Poor design leaves the learner:
- sitting through a lecture that is all over the place
- wondering what the teacher is getting at
- walking away learning nothing
- not remembering what the lesson covered
So, I am thrilled to say that the first phase of the Anti-Money Laundering Course through Innova Learning is complete. If you require Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance training, be sure to register to be sure you are notified when the course is available.
Innova is clearly an application for ID. There are many online courses available now. Some are required by governments, like this one. Others are offered by companies as employee training. Some are available to the general public to learn new skills, especially in the high tech field.
In addition, I write for school teachers, a Singapore public speaker and a series for a US government department. I am also helping develop a series of courses for energy work and self-healing.
Instructional design is an increasingly large portion of the work I do. Mostly though, I still write the words on the internet.
Lifeworkx, an employee caregiver support organization, has offered me the opportunity to write many of their internet and non-internet words. I even wrote the scripts for these videos. If you are caregiving, or know someone who is, the resources there are incredible. Also, they have resources for employers because employee caregivers are now creating a labour market crisis.
Instructional design and writing the internet. So, that’s some of what I have been up to lately.
Greetings from Ecuador!