34 Model Examples of an Instructional Design Portfolio (2021 Update)

If you’ve completed an instructional design course and are ready to get to work, you need a quality online instructional design portfolio to showcase your previous projects. Narcissistic inclinations aside, a well-balanced representation of your courses and projects can be very helpful in building your career.

The good news is building an instructional designer portfolio is pretty easy.

Between securing your domain name and hosting with a provider like Bluehost, installing WordPress with one click, and choosing a theme/template, you can be on your way to building your own eLearning portfolio in just minutes.

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How to Screen Record on Windows with Audio (Free & Paid Options)

how to screen record on windows

Want to know how to screen record on Windows? Want your screen recording to include sound too?

Maybe you need to screen record a meeting or a lecture. Or maybe you want to add audio to Google Slides or a PowerPoint presentation using screen recording features. Or maybe you just want to record your screen for fun.

Whatever the reason, the good news is it’s super easy to screen record on Windows 10 and other versions.

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How to Set Virtual Learning Expectations For Students

Virtual Learning Expectations for Students

In August 2020, nearly 98% of all households with school-aged children reported engaging in at least some online learning according to the United States Census Bureau. Although distance learning has been in existence long before the Internet, this was the first mass migration to virtual learning.

Teachers around the country were suddenly faced with the prospect of teaching in this new arena with little to no preparation.  But what they didn’t realize is that setting solid virtual learning expectations for students, just as they had done in their physical classrooms, was the important first step to success in online teaching.

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Here’s What To Do When You Are Bored In Online Class

what to do when you are bored in online class

Taking online classes is more common today than ever before. Over the past year, students ranging from elementary to high school and beyond to collegiate level have attended classes online. There are times that remaining engaged feels a bit overwhelming. In other words, students may find themselves incredibly checked out. This leads many people to question what to do when you are bored in online class.

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What is Microlearning? A Complete Guide for Educators

what is microlearning

How many times have you presented a lesson to only have students stare at you in confusion following its delivery?  The plethora of content that you packed into an energy-filled lesson was reduced to at least one-half of the students asking, ¨What did you say?¨

Okay, okay – this illustration might be a bit exaggerated; nonetheless, finding a way to present content in the most impactful way possible is a necessity in today’s fast-paced world.

As an educator, one solution is something called microlearning.

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The Pros and Cons of Online Learning: 10 Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros and Cons of Online Learning

‘Online learning’ is a phrase that has taken on new meaning over the past 18 months or so. With traditional learning shifting to online learning, the pros and cons of online learning have gained much discussion and debate.

Trying to determine if this new approach for educators is working has yielded enthusiasm and speculation.

As an educator, the ability to utilize technology, like screen sharing software, for maximizing instruction has greatly enhanced the process; nonetheless, it is not without some disadvantages.

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Top 100 e-Learning Books to Make Every Instructional Designer a Better Professional

Top 100 e-Learning Books

When you discover the brave new world of instructional design, there seems to be an endless list of useful resources, and hundreds – even thousands – of e-Learning books. I’ve read some 200+ (that I can remember)! Now, I’d like to share with you a list of 100 hand-picked books briefly reviewed in a single source. Since they are simply outstanding, each of these works thus earn my personal Top 100 Award.

MOOC: Today and Tomorrow [Infographic]

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement has a long history. It was preconceived in the 1960s long before the Internet era. Now that e-Learning and remote education are on the rise, MOOC gains even greater recognition and recruits more adepts worldwide.