Instructional designers create engaging, effective learning experiences that help people gain the skills needed for success. From the foundational models of instructional design to storyboarding and screencasting, build a solid foundation for a career in eLearning, online training, or corporate learning and development.
Master the essentials of instructional design.
Learn to manage the information gathering and delivery of a successful learning program.
Understand how the neuroscience of learning can help educators and learners alike tap into hidden potential.
1h 4m • COURSE
Instructional Design: Models of ID with Shea Hanson
Exploring various methods of instructional design, including how to select a method and tips for implementing each method.
36m 39s • COURSE
Instructional Design: Needs Analysis with Jeff Toister
Learn how to conduct a needs analysis that will inform your instructional design process.
1h 25m • COURSE
Instructional Design: Storyboarding with Daniel Brigham
Discover how to storyboard your elearning content and make course development more efficient.
1h 14m • COURSE
Instructional Design: Adult Learners with Jeff Toister
Make training successful for adult audiences with these instructional design best practices and techniques.
45m 34s • COURSE
Instructional Design: Creating Video Training with Garrick Chow
Learn the tips, tricks, and teaching techniques to create successful, engaging video training.
1h 11m • COURSE
Instructional Design: Working with SMEs with Jolie Miller
Discover how to set up and maintain productive relationships with subject matter experts, and deliver engaging instructional content based on their expertise.
59m 34s • COURSE
Introduction to Screencasting with David Rivers
Discover the fundamentals of screencasting and elearning, and compare the most popular tools, including Captivate, Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, and Camtasia.
3h 44m • COURSE
Teaching Techniques: Writing Effective Learning Objectives with John-Paul Ballard
Learn about writing learning objectives. Find out how to write, customize, and align learning objectives using theories such as Bloom's taxonomy.
51m 55s • COURSE
Agile Instructional Design with Michael Allen
Learn how to use an agile instructional design model such as SAM to create instructional content, and deliver more effective learning experiences more efficiently.
57m 29s • COURSE
Measuring Learning Effectiveness with Jeff Toister
Determine the ROI for learning. Learn how to measure the learning effectiveness of your class or training program using popular training evaluation models.
47m 4s • COURSE
You'll learn instructional design with these experts
Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader in leadership and learning.
Britt is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience consulting with businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Corporate clients include Fortune 100 companies like Comcast and Apple, as well as companies such as Avvo, LinkedIn, Franklin Covey, Alter Eco Foods, DPR Construction, and 15Five. She has also worked with major educational institutions like the University of California, Dartmouth University, and the University of New Mexico, as well as nonprofit organizations like the YMCA and Norton Healthcare.
Britt has published several titles on learning and leadership, including her books Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Master Any Skill and Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success. She has received over 4 million views worldwide of her courses on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. Titles include Leading Change, Having Difficult Conversations, and Leading with Emotional Intelligence.
An engaging and highly sought-after speaker, Britt delivered a TEDx talk called "How Your Past Hijacks Your Future" and she regularly speaks at corporate events and international conferences receiving rave reviews like "best speaker of the conference."
Britt has served as professor and dean at the University of California, Antioch University, and several graduate schools. She regularly consults with executives and organizations on how to maximize their full potential.
Britt has won several prestigious awards, including the 2016 Global Training & Development Leadership Award from the World Training & Development Congress. She won the gold medal for Chief Learning Officer magazine's Trailblazer Award, and was also nominated for the CLO Strategy Award.
She has served as the chief learning officer for Lynda.com and senior learning consultant for global leadership and talent development at LinkedIn. She continues to partner with Lynda.com and LinkedIn as an author and thought leader on learning and leadership.
Shea Hanson creates transformative training courses that help professionals improve their skills.
Shea is the manager of content for business courses at Lynda.com, where she works with expert authors to create engaging, effective training courses. With a background in instructional design, Shea's goal is to help professionals improve their skills and transform their lives through simple and helpful content.
Jeff Toister is an author, consultant, and trainer who helps customer service teams unlock their hidden potential.
He is president of Toister Performance Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm that helps companies improve customer service. Jeff has appeared on numerous lists of top customer service experts including Global Gurus' World's Top 30 Customer Service Professionals, ICMI's Top 50 Thought Leaders to Follow on Twitter, and HDI's Top 25 Thought Leaders in Technical Support and Service Management.
Jeff is the author of The Service Culture Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your Employees Obsessed with Customer Service, a practical guide that helps leaders develop customer-focused cultures in their organizations. The book draws upon profiles of successful companies, shares cutting-edge research, and provides practical tools.
He is also a nationally recognized employee training expert, and was one of the first people to receive the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance certification from the Association for Talent Development. In 2015, Jeff was awarded the CPLP Contributor Award by ATD for his numerous contributions to the program. He is a past president of ATD's San Diego chapter, where he was a recipient of the WillaMae M. Heitman Award for distinguished service.
Jeff lives in California and serves clients throughout the United States.
Daniel Brigham is an elearning developer officially recognized as an learning "Super Hero" by Articulate.
Daniel understands how challenging it can be to engage today's online learner. He has 10 years' experience creating online training in the academic and corporate spheres. He is also the owner of Brigham Communications, an elearning development and voice-over firm specializing in online training that improves employee performance. You will find his Articulate-related presentations and blog posts at www.brighamcommunications.com.
A former instructor of writing and rhetoric at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Daniel spends his free time publishing essays in such publications as the Denver Post and High Country News.
Garrick Chow has authored 75+ training courses, and is a presenter at Macworld and AIGA.
Garrick Chow is a senior staff author at Lynda.com, and has authored dozens of courses, covering a diverse range of topics. He regularly leads live classes and seminars at private companies, government agencies, colleges, and universities. He has been a presenter at the Macworld conference, and at events for design associations such as AIGA and UCDA. His interests include audio and music production, digital lifestyle tools, and fitness-related apps and gadgets. When not sitting in front of a computer screen, Garrick can be found playing with the indie-rock band The Jellybricks (www.thejellybricks.com) or trail running. Visit him at www.garrickchow.com or follow him on Twitter @garrickchow.
Jolie Miller, PMP® is the head of business of content strategy at LinkedIn Learning.
In her current role, Jolie oversees business content strategy and publishing for the company. Leading the publication of 500+ business courses a year, Jolie works with her team to validate market size and opportunity and create instructional and engaging video content at scale for millions of customers, including multinational enterprises and consumers. Jolie is responsible for setting the LinkedIn Learning content strategy goals across key business verticals, including leadership and management, HR, talent acquisition, L&D, sales, marketing, finance and accounting, operations, career development, productivity software, and training. Over the past 10+ years, Jolie has helped over 150 authors translate classroom lectures, keynotes, books, and course ideas into interactive online learning, spanning the fields of business, health care, K–12 education, career training, and productivity. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Jolie managed author and content acquisitions at Education To Go, a division of Cengage Learning, where she developed and launched a new product line of K–12 professional development courses in conjunction with staff development for educators. You can follow her @joliemiller or on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/joliemiller.
David Rivers specializes in elearning and productivity. His clients include Microsoft and Corel.
Author, trainer, and learning and development expert David Rivers has over 20 years experience helping government, hi-tech, and healthcare businesses increase their efficiency and productivity by integrating technology tools. With deep experience in Microsoft Office, elearning tools, and assorted productivity tools such as FrameMaker and RoboHelp, David is passionate about helping people improve their workflows to recover time in their schedules. His clients include Microsoft, Corel Corporation, Halogen Software, and the City of Ottawa. David is also a published book author on topics ranging from Photoshop to Acrobat and the Microsoft Digital Image Suite.
John-Paul Ballard is a consultant, technical writer, elearning developer, ScrumMaster, and tech geek.
Jonh-Paul is certified in scrum and has two decades of expertise centered around educational content creation, design, and delivery. He has worked with Fortune 500 energy companies, national associations, and small independent businesses to transform complex subject matter into understandable and transferable videos, workbooks, and elearning modules. He's won numerous awards from associations and employers.
John-Paul lives outside of Dallas, Texas, with his wife and two daughters, two dogs, one cat, and one hedgehog. When not pursuing education projects, he enjoys playing guitar and singing, fiddling with electronics, reading about mysteries in physics, and writing fiction.
Dr. Richard Sites is an expert in process improvement for instructional design and training.
His career has been focused on designing, building, and implementing performance-changing instructional events within corporate and academic organizations. This experience gives him a unique insight into what's needed to realize the power of adult learning.
For more than 25 years, Richard has been designing and delivering learning solutions to support improved workplace performance for Fortune 500 companies and academic organizations. While he currently manages his consulting firm, in his career he has held the positions of chief learning officer, vice president, executive producer, and faculty member for a variety of industry-leading organizations and academic institutions.
Richard contributes to industry thought leadership through his writings, courses, and workshops. He coauthored the Association for Talent Development 2014 best seller Leaving ADDIE for SAM and the 2015 book Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide. He has also been a significant contributor to several other articles, books, and chapters on instructional design processes.
Richard speaks nationally and internationally to groups and organizations on the value of strategies like the Successive Approximation Model, the importance and power of engaging, performance-changing learning experiences, and other topics related to the design and development of high-quality learning experiences. He has designed and hosted workshops on instructional design process and strategy.
Richard has earned doctor of education, master of education, and bachelor of science in business administration degrees.