3 Apps Every Instructional Designer Should Use
Posted: December 9, 2016
Because it’s almost 2017, there’s a pretty good chance you’re reading this blog post on your phone. That’s just what we do these days—we use our phones for everything. Why should instructional design be any different? Mobile apps can not only make the creation process easier but make the implementation much smoother as well. Keep reading to see some of our favorite instructional design and productivity apps for the new year!3 must-have apps to make your work life easier perfect for instructional designers! Click To Tweet
Boost is an iOs, Android and web-based app that allows you to share content for free by pushing information to select people in your network. You can share to larger audiences or create collaborative small groups. You can source content from any resource, organize it into a channel and then push the content to your employees. One of the best features is that it gives you feedback so you can see which content is resonating with your employees and which isn’t.
This is just an all-around useful app to have on hand. Evernote can be used for taking notes, jotting down new design ideas, collecting feedback—you name it. The best part is it syncs seamlessly with all of your devices so you’ll never be without your notes whenever you find yourself needing a reference.
If you’re a more tactile designer, this productivity app allows you to draw and sketch out your course design. You also can use it to create to-do lists, wireframes, photo annotations, and diagrams. Once you’re done, you can export your work to PowerPoint® or Keynote.
So next time you sit down to start crafting your next eLearning course, consider diving into some of these resourceful apps. Do you have any apps you swear by for instructional design? Let us know in the comments!
If you loved these options, you may also enjoy this previously recorded webinar, Must-Have Tools for Any Instructional Design Budget!
About the Author
Jessica is a full-time marketer, life-long storyteller, and constant learner with a passion for marrying strategy with aesthetics. Throughout her career, Jessica has coached hundreds of small businesses on building purpose-driven brands online. She has spoken on stages across the country including Social Media Marketing World, Yellow Co., and San Diego Ad Club – just to name a few, where she has shared her powerhouse marketing mindset and techniques. She joined the ttcInnovations family full-time in 2017 where she now combines her expertise in digital marketing, her impressive background in teaching, and her knowledge as well as a passion for adult learning. Fueled by coffee, she lives in San Diego with her husband and their two pint-sized golden retrievers.