April 22, 2017

Do I invite you to cheat today? Oh yes I do! If you are an Instructional designer with limited or no graphical design experience, this article is for you.

A few months ago I discovered a vector graphics editor called Inkscape that totally blew my mind. I don’t have grap...

February 3, 2017

I hope that after reading this article, you will get inspired and motivated to start planning for yourself some new learning objectives.

There are so many things I want to do this year (and I am sure your list is pretty big too). I feel like if I don’t plan ahead, I mig...

January 13, 2017

Fun! Fun! Fun! This week's ELH Challenge was to design an interaction that simulates the checkout process at grocery or retail stores.

If it's your first time reading my blog, here's a quick tip about me: I love sharing and I love learning from other people. I enjoy bei...

January 3, 2017

"How do I make the training course more interactive?"

If I’d have to design classroom training, the answer would be easy: add a group activity. Throw in a challenge or scenario and have participants debate it. People like being involved in group activities and from what...

December 31, 2016

Today is the last day of the year and even though part of me feels nostalgic, another part feels accomplished and proud….it’s been a wonderful year. Most important of all, it has been our (mine and my husband’s) first year living in Canada (did I hear “many more to com...

November 6, 2016

I once heard from a former colleague that "if you don't hear back from your client after the project is done then it means everything is great and they are satisfied. If you do hear back, prepare yourself for some trouble". Even though I am sure what she said does happ...

October 14, 2016

There must be a reason why people use everyday checklists. Checklist for shopping, checklist for work tasks, checklist for travel, checklist, checklist, checklist....The truth is, this little tool can really help you organize your time and activities.

In e-learning, che...

September 7, 2016

Have you ever had to train somebody on a software or new skill? If so, you know already that it's not as easy as you would expect. People have different learning styles so how do you present the information so that learning will be effective?

No worries, Gagne has solve...

August 30, 2016

E-learning Challenge #141  is about creating a short demo to teach Instructional Designers about Bloom's Taxonomy.

Good Instructional Designers know that Bloom's Taxonomy offers a key foundation to many modern teaching philosophies. It's a theory that has been developed...

August 9, 2016

I am excited with every new project I take. Blame the curiosity and the adventurer spirit :). But excitement is not enough to make a project successful. There are many things that need to be done throughout this journey.

In this article I am sharing with you 4 pieces of...

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© Liliana Cotoara 2016

Instructional Designer in Vancouver