Every instructional designer wants to create innovative, effective, and engaging designs. However, less-experienced instructional designers often don't know where to begin when faced with a design dilemma. As compared with novices, experts tend to have larger and richer schemata of knowledge. Without exposure to a large quantity of eLearning programs, those new to instructional design may struggle to think beyond text-and-next designs.

Participants in this panel session will see not one, not two, but three different instructional design approaches to one common design challenge. You’ll learn some of the many ways that expert instructional designers come up with creative, out-of-the-box designs. Prior to DevLearn, three expert instructional designers will get the same learning challenge, and during the session each will present their approach to the instructional design of the eLearning deliverable(s). You’ll see mockups of their ideas as well as the steps they took to create the design, and you can question them. The panelists are: Carol Ann Amico, Senior Manager, Instructional Systems Design – AICPA, Amanda Warner, Freelance Instructional Designer and winner of the 2011 Global Giveback Competition, and Judy Unrein, Instructional Designer, Alcorn, Ward & Partners, Inc. Tracy Bissette will moderate.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How expert instructional designers approach a learning challenge as presented by a client
  • Three different approaches for addressing one instructional design challenge
  • Where great instructional design ideas come from
  • Which resources are most frequently used by experienced instructional designers
Audience: Intermediate designers, developers, managers and others with a basic understanding of instructional design models and methodologies.