WellSaid Labs - Remote work

Instructional Design Tips for Remote Training Development

Why is instructional design so important for remote training? A recent study by Growmotely revealed that 97% of employees don’t want to return to an office full-time. In fact, 74% of professionals say they believe that remote work will become the new normal. Currently, 4.3 million people in the United States work from home at least half the time. But the benefits of remote work aren’t only for employees. Companies that allow remote work experience 25% less employee turnover. Employees who work remotely once a month are 24% more likely to be productive and happy in their job. Even WellSaid Labs went fully remote during the pandemic. This led to the motto: “Work from wherever you’re happiest and most productive.”

Read More

A Quick Guide to the Top Instructional Design Models

When you’re starting out as an instructional design specialist, finding best practices online can feel overwhelming. Where do you look for help? Which resources do you consult first? Chances are, you look to a variety of sources. Your eLearning software’s blog undoubtedly provides helpful tips, and industry-specific tips and tools should pop up with even a basic google search.

But, before you go down any eLearning research rabbit holes, take one second to pause. It’s easy to get lost in the latest trends and lose sight of the fundamentals. 

Remind yourself why you began this career path: to provide adult learners with meaningful, relevant learning experiences. How do you maintain this focus as you create a course? Does this mean you never get to play with fun new eLearning trends?

Read More