How to Find an ISD Position
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Submitted by Dr. Stuart Weinstein, Adjunct Instructor, UMBC ISD Graduate Program The guidance and techniques that many job search firms, university placement offices, and resume books promote just don’t work in today’s job application environment. First, you are submitting your resume and personal data to a computer program that scans the documents looking for “preselected” […]

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The History of Instructional Design
History of ISD

* Can you guess for how long learning technology has been around? Ever wonder about its origins? We recently came across a comprehensive timeline in a blog post titled, A Brief History of Instructional Design, detailing the history of Instructional Design. The article talks about how back in the 1950’s, B.F. Skinner published his article […]

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The Top Reasons Trainers and Faculty Don’t Like eLearning

eLearning can be intimidating to many because it requires us to adapt and change to a new way of teaching and learning. Change is tough. We want progress, but not change. eLearning requires us to change. Change often arrives before growth.  While eLearning may be regarded as a positive change, others may dispute that. What […]

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The Instructional Design Mold to Autism Training
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This week’s blog entry, The Instructional Design Mold to Autism Training, was written by Vijayshree Rautela The instructional design formula, when correctly implemented, can make training for any type of target audience effective. It lays down a clear path for the instructional designer to follow right from analyzing and identifying the training need, determining what […]

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eLearning – What I Wish They Told Me…
eLearning

With eLearning being so popular now, many trainers and college faculty are learning to teach their first online class. Read on and hear from Dr. Greg Williams, UMBC ISD Program Director. eLearning Resources Abound! Today a number of great resources are available to beginning online teachers. These eLearning resources range from blogs and websites dedicated […]

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