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Writing Quality Performance Objectives

Writing performance objectives is one of the more well-known components of the instructional design process. Performance objectives are sometimes referred to as behavioral objectives. The terms are important…

Needs Assessment in Instructional Design

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” Abraham Maslow. Maslow’s hammer is…

Rapid Prototyping in Instructional Design

Rapid prototyping is beginning to be seen in instructional design more often. In essence rapid prototyping is the development of working samples of learning materials, especially eLearning materials,…

Focus on Learning Objectives NOT Technology

My parents were not followers of the “Children should be seen and not heard” philosophy but they did like to use the line to joke around from time…

Transcribe Your Videos

Transcribe Your Instructional Videos

One of the key areas in course design that I see neglected is the area of accessibility. This poses several significant issues. The first is when you forget…

Journals in the Field of Instructional Technology and Distance Education

This past December I completed my doctorate in instructional technology and distance education from Nova Southeastern University. One thing I did not do while I was there was…

An Introduction to Adobe Spark

Over the past few months I have really fallen in love with with Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark is a free tool from Adobe that enables rapid development of…

Multimedia Presentation Toolkit

One of the things I always enjoy is watching students produce rather than consume media. Below are my go to list of tools for a quick bit of…

Where to find free audio effects and music for classroom use!

Recently I shared a list of sites where students and teachers can find free images for using in presentations. A related question that came up for me personally…

Zotero PDF Metadata

  In this video, I will show you how you can quickly pull down the citation information for PDF files that are in your Zotero library but un-attached….