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Essential Books for Instructional Design

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Introduction to Instructional Systems Design

The A–Z Resource on Instructional Systems Design

Modern, adaptable, flexible, timeless. Instructional systems design (ISD) is more relevant than ever and critical for organizational success. ISD is used by education...

By Chuck Hodell PhD on May 10, 2021


Learning Science for Instructional Designers

Ensure Your Instructional Design Stands Up to Learning Science

Learning science is a professional imperative for instructional designers. In fact, instructional design is applied learning science. To create...

By Clark N. Quinn on April 13, 2021

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Virtual Training Tools and Templates

Are your virtual training tools ready for a tune-up?

You've discovered the best way to reach remote audiences without boarding a single plane. And you've learned that an effective virtual...

By Cindy Huggett, CPTD on June 27, 2017

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Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars

Master the Production of Virtual Events and Improve Engagement

Have you ever found yourself confidently delivering content for a virtual training session, webinar, or online meeting only to have a...

By Kassy LaBorie on December 29, 2020


Design Thinking for Training and Development

Better Learning Solutions Through Better Learning Experiences

When training and development initiatives treat learning as something that occurs as a one-time event, the learner and the business suffer. Using design...

By Sharon Boller, Laura Fletcher on June 9, 2020

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Agile for Instructional Designers

Discover Agile for Better Instructional DesignTo serve business needs amid greater volatility and uncertainty in the workplace, learning and development professionals need project management methods that can keep up....

By Megan Torrance on August 27, 2019

Instructional Design Research Reports

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Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond

Instructional Design Now, a collaboration of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), explores a learning landscape rich in emerging opportunities, populated by...

By ATD Research on March 3, 2015

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Needs Assessments

In Needs Assessments: Design and Execution for Success—the latest research report by the Association for Talent Development (ATD)—results show that needs assessments are only used by a slight...

By ATD Research on April 24, 2018


E-Learning: The Evolving Landscape

E-Learning: The Evolving Landscape examines organizations’ use of e-learning, comparing the practices of high-performing organizations and other organizations. It explores the effectiveness of e-learning for different content areas, practices...

By ATD Research on August 11, 2020


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