How to Create Effective Test Questions

Since online learning often separates teachers from learners across time and distance, we rely on evaluations – in the form of tests, quizzes and assessments – to judge each student's successful comprehension of the content (and to judge how well the course designers presented their information). But what makes a good test question? Is it [...]

How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design

When it comes to project management, finding smart ways to keep your team focused and on schedule is what leads to creating a finished product that your whole team can be proud of.

Best Practices for Improving Online Courses Using Student Feedback

We offer 4 tips for getting the most useful feedback from your students, and 4 more tips for using that feedback to continually improve your online courses.

2017-02-07T18:47:11-05:00February 8th, 2017|Instructional Design, Online Learning|0 Comments

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

Here are some best practices to help you integrate quality control standards into your digital course design and delivery.

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better

See how Gagné's Nine Events of Instruction can help instructional designers create courses and training that are optimally designed to meet their learners' needs.

2021-07-09T08:53:18-04:00December 28th, 2016|Instructional Design, Online Learning|2 Comments

Why the Best Instructional Designers Make Regular Course Updates

Are you sure your online courses are up-to-date, engaging, and relevant? There are plenty of reasons that educational content gets stale or outdated -- and several tips for avoiding it.

2016-12-13T13:11:23-05:00December 14th, 2016|CourseArc, Instructional Design, Online Learning|0 Comments

How to Improve Learning Retention with Contextual Feedback

For students to benefit the most from online courses, instructional designers should include appropriate contextual and corrective feedback. Here are some examples of feedback that works.