New to ID?

On social media platforms, I often see people who are new to (or just curious about) instructional design and who want help getting started. 

One of the most common roadblocks that I hear mentioned is cost. If you've looked around at all, you already know that instructional design tools are relatively pricey. While it's not impossible to find inexpensive workarounds, it does require some extra work and a bit of creativity.


The goal of this blog is to help with that. As someone who fell into instructional design and had to find inexpensive tools and creative workarounds for reaching my learners, I know the struggle.


It might be that you're just starting out – you don't have access to expensive software or are waiting to invest after making sure instructional design is right for you. Or maybe you're that one-person learning department without access to a lot of resources. Even if you're working on a zero-budget side project or are a student looking for a few simple solutions to get you started, welcome to my blog!


DIY Instructional Design won't necessarily teach you how to learn instructional design for free, but my goal is to share what I know. 

First and foremost, I do not claim to be the world's leading expert on instructional design. I'm just taking time to give back to the ID community which was so helpful to me when I first got started. Hopefully, this blog will help you find affordable options and creative solutions for you and your learners. 

If you learn something useful - great! Please be sure to share with someone else, and let's keep this community a helpful place.

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