Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
When designing online learning content I find that I will use the same old approaches if I am not careful. In order to keep the creative juices flowing and to make sure that I keep in touch with the expectations of the ever-changing learner population I find it helpful to view the results of multimedia competitions.
If you are anything like me you may want to take a look at the finalists for Society of News Design multimedia competition (http://www.snd.org/flash/sndies/2005/). A number of the entries demonstrate techniques that can be applied to the design of learning units.