Sunday, March 9, 2014

Useful Blogs

The first blog I bookmarked is This blog incorporated many aspects that would be useful in my profession as an instructional designer. There are manuals on ELearning, useful skills when conducting presentations, communication skills, webinars, and insightful posts about being an instructional designer.  I find this blog useful in the fact that there are opinions and experiences as well as extra sources linked within blog posts to further expand my resources within instructional design.

The second blog I bookmarked is The Big Dog, Little Dog blog discusses the role of leadership within instructional design and element of learning. Throughout the blog one will discover manuals to social leadership, diagrams, charts and facts on learning and models of design methodologies. This blog takes a look at learning and evaluates the many pieces such as informal and formal learning and how they can be controlled. As an instructional designer this piece can help to discover the many learning theories, processes and practices that others may use in order to create an effective learning environment. The leadership aspect is also important, as in order create a team effective leadership is in need.

The last blog I bookmarked is the I found this blog to be creative and inspiring. Cathy Moore tries to relay information on how to make training more “action-packed” for adults.  There are tips for webinars and virtual training and how to make it learning more interesting through this medium. There are also tips on how to create training goals and activities that make trainings interesting. This blog tries to make training fun for adults and give useful and helpful tips on what works. Through experience, Cathy posts on what is effective and what is not. Not only does she give tips on the training process, but also on Elearning and how to use it to its fullest potential.

These three blogs relay various information from using manuals, graphs and visuals for presentations, understanding successful leadership skills, to making learning fun. By keeping up on these blogs as well as posting in my own blog it will expand ones knowledge on the instructional design career and how to be as effective as possible. 

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