Curriculum Development Using Effective Goals and Objectives

Curriculum Development Using Effective Goals and Objectives

When developing quality curriculum, clearly articulated goals and objectives are the key to success. Understanding what students should learn each school year and course allows curriculum designers to plan effectively for day-to-day learning as well as for long-term...
Major Steps in the Curriculum Development Process

Major Steps in the Curriculum Development Process

Quality curriculum development means combining educational standards, subject matter expertise, and instructional design into a cohesive flow that is appropriate for the target learner. There are four broad steps to the curriculum development process. These steps...
Instructional Designer vs. Content Writer: What’s the Difference?

Instructional Designer vs. Content Writer: What’s the Difference?

If someone made a sitcom about curriculum planning with the classic “odd couple,” those would be an instructional designer and a content writer. Though both have the same goal, to maximize learning, they have different approaches to the task. It is possible for one...
Using Microlearning Approaches To Keep Students Engaged

Using Microlearning Approaches To Keep Students Engaged

Students lose focus watching a four-minute video. What’s a developer to do? We know today’s students are distracted. Texts need answering. Emails need replies. Besides that, students drown in content. Consider breaking courses into bite-size chunks. Provide little...
Guiding Principles of Integrating Multimedia in eLearning

Guiding Principles of Integrating Multimedia in eLearning

Integrating multimedia into your eLearning courses engages learners, but the latest research indicates too much interactivity may frustrate your learners.  In the hands of a skilled eLearning developer, multimedia interaction positively impacts knowledge transfer....