When most of us want to learn something new nowadays, the first place we often turn is to YouTube. From video tutorials, to advice to entertainment, YouTube has it all, and the instructional design sector is no different. I have scoured the web for some of the best instructional design channels I could find, and these were my personal top 3.
The eLearning Brothers hold one of the most well-known elearning development companies in the game right now. In addition to hosting a blog with a slew of paid and free resources, they also own a popular YouTube Channel. The main feature of this channel are their online webinars ranging from subjects like the future of the elearning industry, gamification, or the neuroscience behind creating memorable learning experiences. They also offer many tutorials on various instructional design programs like Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Lectora Inspire, and many more. Their channel also updates pretty frequently, so you can always find something new to watch.
Ant Pugh not only has the coolest name of my top 3 YouTube channels, but his videos are nothing to scoff at either. His channel consists of vlogs mainly, with content ranging from instructional design tips (like the one below), to business advice, to general life lessons. His videos are relatively short and easily consumable, but they are also packed full of useful and engaging content. He also updates frequently (as in, multiple videos per month).
Anna Sabramowicz is who I’d call the Queen of the Instructional Design side of YouTube. (Really rolls off the tongue right?). She owns one of the most dedicated and long-running channels targeted to instructional designers. Her content features her own personal advice and experience after working as an instructional design consultant for a number of years. She also provides strategies for improving your elearning projects such as how to build relationships with subject matter experts (SME’s), what multimedia content to add and why, as well as some of the most current trends in instructional design. But not only does she provide high-quality content, she also has an enigmatic personality that is engaging and easy to listen to. Check out her video about teaching the newest generation of students down below to see what I mean!
Are there any other instructional design YouTube channels that you would recommend? What do you think about my top 3? Let me know in the comments down below!
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