Top Instructional Design Tips

At a recent workshop I was asked to put together a post with some of my top instructional design tips. So here it is. Of course, over the past 8 years most of the posts are littered with various tips related to instructional design.

If there’s a single best tip it’s that the course content needs to be relevant to the learner’s needs. If not, why is the person taking the course?
Instructional Design Tips

Here’s a list of blog posts related to instructional design.

E-Learning & Instructional Design 101. What do you really need to know to be a successful instructional designer?
Instructional Design Basics for E-Learning Development. The start of a very good series on elearning 101.
Instructional Techniques. Tell, show, do, practice, and review.
What New Instructional Designers Should Know. An overview on the value of instructional design and how it impacts training.
Instructional Design Challenges for Today’s Course Designer. With all of this new technology the role of the instructional designer has changed. Or has it?
Do You Really Need An Instructional Design Degree? Our industry’s hot right not. If you can spell e-learning elearning eLearning then odds are you can get a job. But do you need an instructional design degree to get it?
3 Graphic Design Principles for Instructional Design Success. What role does graphic design play in instructional design?
What Everybody Ought to Know About Instructional Design. What is the essence of instructional design?
What We Can Learn About Instructional Design from Post-it™ Notes. What can we learn from the cheat sheets that people create to train themselves?