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Designing Successful e-Learning: Forget What You Know About Instructional Design and Do Something Interesting, Michael Allen's Online Learning Library by Michael W. Allen

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What Is Instructional Design?
My Uncle Tommy was smart. Witty too. After working with my dad at his printing company for several years, he set off to the northeast to explore metropolitan life. He landed a career-long position with Eastman Kodak with responsibility for the information sheets and manuals that came with their film and camera products. Uncle Tommy gave me a photographer’s used camera when I was only about twelve years old. Ironically, he didn’t have the manual for it but promised he’d deliver instructional materials the following day. I didn’t wait (as was apparently expected) and shot up all eight rolls of film he had given me. I completely ruined seven by not having set proper exposures, but the eighth roll turned out reasonably ...

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