After working as a self-employed instructional designer and facilitator, I thought it’s time to reflect. What have I learnt? what is different compared to my previous business in Europe?
Let’s finish the year with a bit of fun. We’ve all moved online this year, even for socialising. Who hasn’t played Trivia online….? Test your knowledge of the news, including a COVID-19 test.
Used to facilitating live online in Zoom, moving to Microsoft Teams had its challenges. Teams doesn’t have the same functionalities, so you need to adapt. Read more about my experiences.
Well written learning objectives keep the instructional designer on track, but are they useful for the learner too? And what about learning goals and outcomes? Let’s look into the what, how and for whom.
Does psychological safety grow organically or is the facilitator the key factor to let participants feel safe to share ideas and ask questions in a group?
Not a graphic designer, but still want to make an infographic? I tested 5 free infographic makers. Find out more and pick the one that suits best for your next learning project.
Feeling limited by your Zoom whiteboard? If you need a way to better collaborate remotely, have a play with the Miro whiteboard and explore its features for facilitation and instructional design.
Is designing for live online so much different from face-to-face course design? You’ve got the limitations of the tool and time, and need more activities to keep participants engaged. The rest comes down to your creativity.
10 Icebreakers that include some content for a meaningful start of an online course. Learners are warming up while the facilitator gets an idea of their knowledge and skills level.
In virtual meetings, participants need more time to connect compared to offline sessions. These 10 icebreakers don’t require additional technology.