One night last week, I was super hungry and wanted to taste the new burger pizza from Dominos. I added to the cart a burger pizza, my favorite garlic bread sticks, two cheesy dips, a choco-lava cake, and a soft drink. However, I couldn’t place the order for some reason. I reached out to the… Continue reading Does Instructional Design Still Mean the Same in 2017?
Technology is evolving rapidly. The major focus of this evolution is to make things easier for the users and make their life more comfortable. I remember the day when my dad brought home our first television set. It was a black and white TV with no remote (remote wasn’t even a thing back then). We… Continue reading Forget VR & AR, this could be the next big thing in E-learning
This morning, when I signed into my Facebook account, I found that my wall was filled with a lot of updates on the season finale of the famous TV series that has been aired recently. I step out and check my WhatsApp messenger only to find out that there were already many discussions happening in… Continue reading Learning Design for the Netflix Generation: How about a learning series for a change?
Very recently, a job seeker asked me about the qualification required to attain a job in my domain (as an Instructional Designer). I still remember that weird look in his face after hearing me reply “Good English and some Common Sense”. There has been quite a debate in the industry on whether the Instructional Designer… Continue reading Is Gamification just another Instructional Designer’s hat?
What do the learners think about our training programs? How do they Decide if it is a hit or a miss?
How many times have you received an "I'm currently occupied" response when you got back to hire that freelancer from your previous project? Let me reveal a secret. They might not be really occupied. Maybe, it's something from your previous project that's stopping them from working with you again. Here's a post to help you… Continue reading Too Many Quotes, Too Little Work — A Cheat Sheet for Working with Freelancers
This morning at 5, one of my friends called me over phone. He started shouting “Bastion received a buff and Ana is nerfed, let’s play”. Sounds gibberish? Let me explain. Bastion and Ana are two characters from the famous multiplayer game “Overwatch”. Now what does Buff and Nerf mean? Buff means making something more powerful… Continue reading Lessons From Games: Stop stepping into the learner’s shoes, let them step in
It’s never easy to start something new and it gets even tougher when you’re starting out as a freelance Instructional Designer. Before you even take the plunge a million questions pop up in your head. How to I start? Where do I find clients? How much should charge for a project? What if I do… Continue reading How to Get Started with Freelancing: The Instructional Design Story
Having worked with several e-learning companies since 8 years, here’s my one-sided opinion on why you should hire freelancers when there are many companies out there, that are ready to do it for lesser cost and faster. Through this post, I’m trying to sell myself as a freelancer but only through facts that are a… Continue reading Why go for freelancers when companies do it for less?
Rewards have the potential to change behaviors. How to design meaningful rewards for a gamified course?