No more boring, ineffective eLearning! It doesn't have to be that way. Build 11 Engaging eLearning Scenarios - Now! presents current and aspiring eLearning designers with instructional design techniques for eLearning development and hands-on projects for how eLearning can and will drive change in your organization. By the end of this course, you will have design ideas that turn common, but ineffective activities into transferrable and memorable training experiences, and you will understand what makes an activity truly effective for on-the-job performance. Break away from the old ways of training!
We will be using Articulate Storyline, but you can use any authoring tool you have access to, including PowerPoint with iSpring. Note: this course does not teach how to use Storyline or any other authoring tool! However, I will be more than happy to answer questions about how a Design Challenge was designed.
In this course, you will:
1. Be provided with the opportunity to take part in 11 Design Challenges using the interactive and modern eLearning principles you learn in this course. Then, compare your results to the instructor's and other students' projects!
2. Expand your Portfolio as you complete 11 Design Challenges
3. Receive an overview of Agile instructional design techniques to stay current with eLearning trends
4. Explore the principles of effective eLearning design
5. Learn how to think through the process of recognizing an ineffective instructional method, and then improving it to a highly authentic training experience
Introduction to ADDIE, Analysis Design Development Implementation Evaluation, which is the cornerstone of Instructional Design.
Introduction to how ADDIE can be transferred to SAM, the Successive Approximation Model.
In-depth description of how to go through the Preparation Phase of SAM successfully.
In-depth description of how to go through the Iterative Design Phase of SAM successfully.
In-depth description of how to go through the Iterative Development Phase of SAM successfully.
What good is SAM if you can't work with Subject Matter Experts effectively? Learn about that here.
Steer and control the conversations you have with stakeholders by using the Do, Know, Access model.
A cornerstone of learner engagement, learn how to challenge your students and inform them authentically.
An emerging concept in eLearning, learn how to break your courses down into manageable bites.
Storytelling is very powerful, but requires some know-how. Learn about it here.
Gamification is a proven way to engage learners by creating your eLearning in a game format.
Screencasts are a symbol of eLearning, but doing them incorrectly can cause major engagement problems. Learn about it here.
Don't waste your authoring tool's power! Learn how to avoid over-segmenting your content.
Challenge 1: Changing text to an interaction
Challenge 2: Avoiding multiple choice
Challenge 3: Designing a challenging eLearning involving exact text
Challenge 4: Recognize scenarios and learning challenges with good intentions, but that still miss the mark on effectiveness
Challenge 5: Teach your students through feedback; not through explicit means
Challenge 6: Avoid teaching the wrong thing when you design interactions
Challenge 7: Design your training with the Hero or Zero concept, putting your learner in a position of power.
Challenge 8: Ensure your assessments are just as authentic as the rest of your training
Challenge 9: Create stress in your eLearning that simulates the real world
Challenge 10: Avoid over-segmenting your content, which takes away from authenticity and job transferability
Break the traditional way of thinking about your course's finish line.
Create a gamified course by using the theme suggested here. Share it with your fellow designers!
A thank you to all my students.
Hi everyone. I'm Mike. I have been in the training and organizational development field for 7 years professionally. I have designed and implemented solutions, both training and non-training, for private and government entities, taught ESL to adults and children in the USA, France, and South Korea, and taught French to American high school students. However, my primary interests are in adult education and workplace training engagement. I am also a PMP (Project Management Professional). I am highly interested in applying project management processes to training management and training development.
Like any profession, training is evolving at a rapid pace. Staying up with the latest best practices can be a daunting task for business leaders and training personnel alike, but I am always up to the task. I hope you find any course of mine that you take to be practical and easy to understand. And most of all, I hope you can apply what you learn to the job as soon as possible.