Instructional Design For eLearning Course

Instructional Design For eLearning Course
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Summary: Have you been tasked with designing eLearning courses, but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in transitioning into Instructional Design or eLearning and need a place to get started? Or, maybe you are a seasoned Instructional Designer and eLearning professional who simply needs a refresher or wants to avoid the curse of creating boring courses. Well, I have some great news for you! I have recently launched an Instructional Design for eLearning course!

Instructional Design For eLearning Course: Description, Target Audience, And Topics Covered 

The Instructional Design for eLearning course is based on my Instructional Design for eLearning book. It introduces theory and provides practical advice and templates you can use when designing your own training materials or eLearning courses.  In this course, you will find over 25 exercises that will help you put your knowledge into practice.

Today, I am offering lifetime access to the Instructional Design for eLearning course for just $30.

Course Description

The Instructional Design for eLearning course covers the methodology, skills, and techniques necessary for developing effective eLearning solutions. This course provides the foundation for instructional development.

In this course, you will:

  • Explore current theories, principles, methodologies, and techniques of online learning.
  • Create interactive eLearning solutions that meet your learners’ needs.
  • Gain strong knowledge and skills to design eLearning interactions that increase learning effectiveness and decrease costs.

The course is divided into the following 4 sections:

  1. Basic Elements Of Instructional Design.
  2. Designing Instructionally Sound eLearning Courses.
  3. Interactive Elements In eLearning Courses.
  4. Advancing Your Skills.

Target Audience

This Instructional Design for eLearning course can serve as a guide for Instructional Designers at any level and of any professional experience. Whether you are an aspiring Instructional Designer looking for a career change, a novice Instructional Designer trying to learn the basics of eLearning course development, a seasoned Instructional Designer needing a refresher, or a Human Resources professional designing professional development training programs for employees, this course is for you. Even though it concentrates primarily on designing eLearning courses for the workplace, curriculum developers and Instructional Designers who create face-to-face training programs can also benefit from it, as it covers all the important elements of course design regardless of the context.

Topics Covered In The Course

The following topics are covered in the Instructional Design for eLearning course:

  • Instructional Design and eLearning terms.
  • Computer-based training and web-based training.
  • Synchronous and asynchronous eLearning.
  • How to determine whether eLearning is the appropriate solution for your needs.
  • Selecting the most appropriate ISD model for your course.
  • Applying principles of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism to your course design.
  • Applying the concept of andragogy and Malcolm Knowles’s six principles of adult learning to your course design.
  • Analyzing learning styles and applying suitable presentation methods and techniques that address multiple learning styles.
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and John Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivational Design.
  • The role long-term memory, short-term memory, and working memory play in learning.
  • Ways to avoid cognitive load in your course design.
  • Ruth Clark’s six principles of effective eLearning courses.
  • Audience analysis, performance gap analysis, and task analysis.
  • Needs analysis, data collection methods, and techniques.
  • Terminal and enabling learning objectives.
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy and learning domains.
  • Robert Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction.
  • Presentation methods and techniques that adhere to the Nine Events of Instruction.
  • Design Document with appropriate sections and information in each section.
  • Storyboards and prototypes.
  • Scripting your eLearning courses.
  • Alpha, beta, and pilot testing.
  • Error log for piloting courses.
  • Learning Management System (LMS) and Content Management System (CMS).
  • Guidelines for creating SCORM-compliant content.
  • Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs).
  • Section 508 compliant training materials.
  • Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation.
  • Relationship between Needs Analysis and Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation.
  • ROI model.
  • Types of valid and reliable assessment items.
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic feedback.
  • Levels of interactivity and selecting the most appropriate level for your course.
  • Linear or non-linear navigation and layout.
  • Types of games and gamification elements.
  • Learning games that help learners understand and retain the content.
  • eLearning tools.
  • Types of videos in eLearning.
  • Selecting your talent.
  • Self-producing eLearning videos.
  • Designing and developing screencasts for your technical training courses.
  • Recording audio narration.
  • Designing effective graphics for your courses using Ruth Clark’s visual design model.
  • Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • eLearning Project Management.
  • Effective job aids and Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSs).
  • Informal, social, and mobile learning.
  • Podcasts and vodcasts.
  • How to design courses and supplemental materials for social and mobile learning.
  • Agile methods and techniques for eLearning development.
  • Performance improvement interventions.

Please, enroll in this course to explore it further. I will be there to answer your questions and to guide you along the way. Watch videos, read articles, use templates, do the exercises, and enjoy your learning quest!