There will be a greater responsibility on you to build an instructional product focussed on achieving a measurable goal. Plus you can align what you're producing with the needs of an organisation and every day actions that people learning something, care about.
They are however related which is why they often get bundled together. This is when we start hearing instructional designers talking about behaviour change. Note: this is not behaviourism vs. constructivism, it's more new habits vs. new skills.
Now all good IDs know how to design training. But how do you help an organisation change behaviour, which is a super set of training? BJ Fogg has the best tools and techniques I have come across. And they are packaged into a simple matrix that anyone can understand.
Have a read and next time a client says "... change behaviour ..." you'll have a concrete method you can take them through.
- Ever LearningLearning consultant and instructional designer, 2012 - present
- Inspire GroupProject manager/instructional designer, 2009 - 2012
- SitelInstructional designer, 2008 - 2009
- SitelKnowledge management specialist, 2007 - 2008
- SitelTraining developer, 2006 - 2007
I help companies, consultants, authors and freelancers package information, their ideas and expertise into:
- visual explanations and stories (to show people what and why)
- instructions, tutorials and videos (to teach people how)
- game-based challenges (to help people learn-by-doing)
- online communities (to help people ask / answer questions and share ideas)
- learning journeys (to guide people from novice to expert)
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