Modern Instructional Design Workshop
Teaching you just what you need to know to take you from trainer to Instructional Designer
Upcoming course dates:
3 July, 30 August 2019
This workshop will introduce you to the basic principles of instructional design. With reference to an example of a training project you wish to develop, each delegate will look at:
Agile eLearning Development
Defining the WHY
Real Learning Objectives
How we learn
How to select the right interaction
‘Mobile first’ approach
How to set out a clear analysis of the course
Write a set of clear learning objectives
List the content you need to cover in the training
Streamline project builds
Use modern eLearning tools
Grab and keep learners’ attention
Transform the eLearning experience for your team
Whether you are new to L&D or making the move to digital, this course will get up to speed on modern instructional design techniques. Maximum of 8 places available, so sign up today!
Today the preference is for shorter bursts of learning, rather than courses that try to cover too much at a time. In this section of the workshop, delegates will be introduced to an approach to determine what actually needs to be included in the course. This approach will help them to keep the overall business objectives of the training front-of-mind and enable them to distinguish between the need-to-knows and nice-to-knows. Delegates will practice applying the approach to their own project and compile a draft content map.
Before starting to develop their content, this section will provide a light introduction to some useful background information. In this instance, the topic will be about how adults learn. Delegates will introduced to a number of areas including:
In this section, delegates will be introduced to some key concepts that will enable them to create content that has been proven to be more effective for learners, including:
This section will introduce the delegates to the concept of storyboarding and its importance in the design process. Using PowerPoint® as a tool, they will be shown how to map out their course, initially at its highest level. They will practice doing this with their own project (using a handout in place of PowerPoint®).
Using the storyboard, coupled with their knowledge of how adults learn and the golden rules, delegates will be introduced to some of the more popular screen templates and will review how these can be used to develop content. They will then practice choosing which templates they will use to create the first section of their project course.
Delegates will be introduced to the concept of 'mobile first' as it can be applied to learning. Using the mobile preview view in, they will be challenged to use this approach to critique each screen and to look for ways to simplify their content, in order to make it as efficient and effective as possible for learners.
In this final 'hands on' section of the workshop, delegates will learn the basic principles of visual design for eLearning. This will include: