As an instructional developer, you'll combine instructional design principles with technical skills to create transformative elearning modules. From SCORM and Tin Can API to the fundamentals of screencasting and learning management systems, this path will provide you with the essentials for a successful career as an instructional developer.
Create dynamic, engaging, and effective elearning.
Apply learning theories with aesthetic design and programming.
Practice using basic elearning principles to create learning environments.
How do you get elearning content into your LMS? Find out how to bridge the gap with SCORM and the Tin Can API.
1h • COURSE
Learning Management Systems (LMS) Quick Start with Aaron Quigley
Discover what a learning management system is and how to use it to engage learners.
41m 38s • COURSE
Gamification of Learning with Karl Kapp
Learn how incorporating a sense of play into your classroom or elearning environment can make your content more engaging and help students retain more information.
2h 16m • COURSE
Teaching Techniques: Creating Multimedia Learning with Renaldo Lawrence
Move teaching material into interactive and engaging multimedia presentations for differentiated and flipped learning.
56m 55s • 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
Captivate 9 Essential Training with Pooja Jaisingh
Adobe elearning evangelist Pooja Jaisingh walks through the foundations of using Captivate 9 and Captivate Draft to create responsive, interactive elearning presentations.
4h 50m • COURSE
Teaching Techniques: Blended Learning with Chris Mattia
Learn how to use a blended learning approach in the classroom. Find out how to combine face-to-face instruction with online learning and create dynamic, engaging, and student-focused lessons.
1h 37m • COURSE
Teaching Techniques: Making Accessible Learning with Oliver Schinkten
Learn to provide accommodations to make learning accessible to students with disabilities, and meet Section 508 compliance for digital learning.
50m 45s • COURSE
Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training with Chris Mattia
Demonstrates the powerful screen recording capabilities of Camtasia Studio, including how to set up, record, edit, and share a professional looking screencast.
6h 19m • COURSE
Learning Articulate Storyline 2 with David Rivers
Start building interactive online courses with Articulate Storyline 2, the popular elearning-authoring tool.
4h 11m • COURSE
You'll learn instructional development with these experts
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.
Aaron Quigley is a former teacher and the content manager for Education at lynda.com.
He holds a Master of Science in Education from The Johns Hopkins University and is a Teach for America alumni with experience teaching in inner-city schools and implementing instructional best practices for diverse student populations. Aaron was recently the middle-school lead teacher and a member of the school-wide Instructional Leadership Team at Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School. He also provides professional development to educators around educational technology and STEM best practices. Aaron has critically examined today's latest educational technologies in light of how students learn best and what both teachers and students need to achieve great things in the classroom.
Karl M. Kapp, EdD, is a scholar, writer, and expert on the convergence of games, learning, and technology.
Karl received his doctorate of education in instructional design at the University of Pittsburgh, and is an award-winning professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg, PA.
Karl consults with learning technology companies and advises Fortune 500 companies on the use of gamification and game-based strategies for transferring knowledge to employees. Karl has consulted with public and private organizations and has worked internationally on several serious games and gamification projects. He was co-principle investigator on two National Science Foundation grants and is a board member of several start-up companies.
Karl has written six books, including the best-selling learning book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and its accompanying how-to book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice.
As a grant writer, Karl has written grants worth millions of dollars, acting as both an individual lead grant writer and as part of a collaborative writing team working together to create a winning submission. He's secured funding from Federal agencies, state agencies, universities, foundations and corporations.
Karl has been interviewed for, and published articles in, Training, ATD's T&D, Knowledge Management, Distance Learning, PharmaVOICE, Forbes Online, Mashable, Huffington Post and has appeared on television and radio programs concerning his work with learning, technology, and game-based design. He blogs at the popular Kapp Notes website and is a frequent international keynote speaker, workshop leader, moderator, and consultant. He has been called a "Rock Star" of elearning by eLearn Magazine in 2013, and in 2007 was named one of the top 20 most influential training professionals, as voted by TrainingIndustry, Inc.
Renaldo Lawrence is an elearning developer and educator recognized by Adobe, Apple, and Microsoft.
Renaldo develops and deploys interactive learning resources for staff, faculty, and students as an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Advanced Skills teacher. He also consults and trains across the United States and Europe on how to create and use digital media, web design, and elearning applications in the classroom. Renaldo is an Adobe Education Leader, Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator and Educator Trainer, and an Advanced Skills teacher. He holds his masters in education.
One of Renaldo's favorite projects is working with teachers at Chiswick High School, where he helps develop interactive elearning materials and works with students to increase their motivation and achievement through the use of personalized learning materials.
Pooja Jaisingh, the founder and chief learning geek at LearningGeeks, leads the design and delivery of elearning and training solutions. She has created several award-winning elearning courses and ebooks, and regularly conducts workshops and webinars on elearning tools and techniques. In her previous roles, she worked as a teacher trainer, instructional designer, and senior Adobe elearning evangelist. Pooja holds a master's degree in education and economics and a doctorate in educational technology.
An educator at heart, Chris Mattia helps improve learning through technology. He specializes in LMS & ed tech.
Chris Mattia is an instructional designer and educational technologist with experience leveraging existing and emerging technologies to solve complex problems and enhance education. With over 15 years' experience in the education market, Chris has a proven track record of success in architecting solutions for scalability, reliability, availability, and profitability. He is passionate about improving lives through education using technology. His uniquely broad background encompasses product management, video production, systems administration, and systems ecology.
Oliver Schinkten is a national speaker, consultant, writer, and video trainer. He is an expert in learning and teaching, specializing in supporting educators as they work to empower their students.
As a learning facilitator passionate about education reform and revolutionizing education, Oliver believes in providing every student with a real-life, relevant, engaging, and personalized education in which they learn how to learn, develop character and integrity, and get inspired to become lifelong learners and world changers.
He is the founder of AssistEd Shift and ComPassion Based Learning, as well as a cofounder of the Communities program at Oshkosh North High School.