We, at C2 Workshop, are driven by passion. And, are upbeat about avenues that add fillip to this drive. i2@c2 is one such initiative taken by the instructional designers for the instructional designers at C2 Workshop.
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Is it a science or an art?
Looking at the kind of detailing the ID profile needs, in terms of one’s understanding the entire content landscape, we could aver that Instructional Designing is akin to a
full-fledged scientific research.
The groundwork is quite a meticulous sieving of facts and figures, before one could start fixing the storyboard.
Now, in the whole gamut of being scientific, where does one find the room for creativity?
More so, when the content (that's going to get converted into a course) is, by and large, fixed by the subject matter experts.
How do we go about it?
We need to keep the learner atop everything else.
And, need to remember she (he) is going to be all alone, perusing our course.
And, it's only our presentation style that's going to keep her hooked to the content.
So, we better be creative.
Let them participate, by making them choose.
Bring in pleasant layouts and colors that would keep their attention intact.
Bring in surprises, by going off the track, just to get in that element of twist, so the whole thing breaks the monotony.
The permutations are infinite.
To be creative, we need to keep the mind open, above all else.
'Cos, creativity is like happiness. We cannot chase it. It needs to come and land on us, all by itself.
For that, we need to be open instruments.