Instructional Design Best Practices for Supporting Multiple Languages with Mark Sheppard

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Instructional Design Best Practices for Supporting Multiple Languages with Mark Sheppard


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (#IDIODC) is sponsored by dominKnow, makers of dominKnow | ONE, a cloud-based authoring platform for optimizing and building different kinds of digital learning. Learn more on how to build eLearning efficiently and visit us at
In today's global economy instructional designers are increasingly needing to create learning solutions that meet the needs of many cultures communicating in different languages. For decades the answer was simply mandated within large companies requiring all employees anywhere in the world to understand English. Problem solved? Not so much.

Thankfully, modern technology solves the problem of multiple languages. And while we don't have any direct links to research, my guess is that most people learn best using their native language. It's one more way instructional designers can create inclusive, science-based solutions for more effective outcomes. But then the question becomes, how do we do that?

Mark Sheppard joins us in this episode to discuss these issues and share his experiences designing and delivering learning solutions for audiences requiring multiple languages. We'll talk about the many challenges and constraints instructional designers may face when encountering a multi-language project for the first time. He'll have a few tips and tricks to share, but we'd also love to hear from our IDIODC community.

Join us and share your thoughts on designing and developing learning solutions for multi-language projects.

Mark Sheppard
Owner | 2Sphynx Innovations

About IDIODC & dominKnow
Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions.

New to IDIODC? What is IDIODC all about? Well, it's pretty simple. IDIODC, short for: Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee, is a weekly, live video and podcast used to help ID's with pain points and provide best practices and insight.

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET, the upbeat and candid conversation encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

Often bringing on guests, our hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden keep it real with objective points fit for people looking for 2022-friendly eLearning advice to better the L&D world.

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