305 The Accidental Instructional Designer

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 30

Instructional Design


Chances are you didn’t dream of becoming of an eLearning designer when you grew up, did you? Most of the instructional designers in the eLearning business arrived here by accident. So now that you’re here and doing this work, how can you become a more intentional practitioner?

In this session you will learn four key areas to focus on in order to become a well-rounded eLearning designer. You will also discover the ways that you can take your practice to the next level by clearly identifying and honing your instructional designer sweet spot. Finally, this session will provide you with some quick tips for better eLearning design that you can immediately apply to your current and upcoming projects.

In this session, you will:

  • Explore the four slices of the eLearning pie to gain a better understanding of the big picture that is our industry
  • Identify your own sweet spot as an instructional designer
  • Identify areas where you could dig deeper to advance your practice
  • To apply simple strategies to your current projects for better eLearning outcomes and more engaging designs

Intermediate to advanced designers, designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Cammy Bean

Senior Solutions Consultant


Cammy Bean is a senior solutions consultant with Kineo, a global provider of learning solutions. Cammy has worked with hundreds of organizations over the past 20 years to design technology-based learning solutions, from soft-skills tutorials to internal communication pieces. She writes the popular eLearning blog Learning Visions and is the author of The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age.

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