Build 11 Engaging eLearning Scenarios - Now!
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Build your portfolio and get hands-on experience alongside the instructor as you design real training!
3.4 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
737 students enrolled
Created by Mr. Mike Hughes
Last updated 1/2015
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use learner-centric methodologies to build unique and engaging eLearning
  • Identify ineffective and weak learning activities and transform them into great ones
  • Understand modern Agile instructional design techniques
  • Know the difference between Training and Education
  • Employ Challenge First training methodology
  • Use Microlearning training methodology
  • Recognize Good Intention, Bad Delivery activities
  • Employ Story-based learning
  • Use authentic and alternative assessment methods
  • Determine where your courses really finish
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  • Be familiar with at least one authoring tool, such as PowerPoint, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, etc. Free trials work fine!
  • Have a basic knowledge of Instructional Design
  • Have a strong desire to build unique learning experiences

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


Who is the target audience?
  • eLearning designers looking to improve learning outcomes
  • Prospective eLearning developers who want to build a unique portfolio for potential employers the right way
  • Instructional Designers looking to improve eLearning design
  • Managers wanting more out of their eLearning initiative
  • Oranizations that want to know what they should expect and demand from their eLearning courses
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 32 Lectures Collapse All 32 Lectures 02:30:51
3 Lectures 07:24

An overview of the authoring tools on the market.

Preview 03:22

An introduction to what we will cover on Instructional Design.

Preview 01:56

A word about graphic design and animations.

Preview 02:06
Training vs. Education, and eLearning Best Practices
2 Lectures 16:15

Begin building your foundation in eLearning by differentiating between Training and Education.

Preview 06:01

Get a visual walk-through on 10 eLearning best practices.

eLearning Best Practices
ADDIE + SAM = Great eLearning
7 Lectures 24:47

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.

ADDIE complements SAM

In-depth description of how to go through the Preparation Phase of SAM successfully.

SAM - Preparation Phase

In-depth description of how to go through the Iterative Design Phase of SAM successfully.

SAM - Iterative Design Phase

In-depth description of how to go through the Iterative Development Phase of SAM successfully.

SAM - Iterative Development Phase

What good is SAM if you can't work with Subject Matter Experts effectively? Learn about that here.

Working with Subject Matter Experts

Steer and control the conversations you have with stakeholders by using the Do, Know, Access model.

Do, Know, Access
Setting you up for success in the Design Challenges
6 Lectures 33:04

A cornerstone of learner engagement, learn how to challenge your students and inform them authentically.

Challenge Now, Inform 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.

Use screencasts wisely

Don't waste your authoring tool's power! Learn how to avoid over-segmenting your content.

Get rid of segmentation for processes
10 Design Challenges
10 Lectures 50:48

Challenge 1: Changing text to an interaction

Text to Interaction

Challenge 2: Avoiding multiple choice

Multiple Choice is probably not the answer

Challenge 3: Designing a challenging eLearning involving exact text

Exact Text

Challenge 4: Recognize scenarios and learning challenges with good intentions, but that still miss the mark on effectiveness

Good intention, bad delivery

Challenge 5: Teach your students through feedback; not through explicit means

Feedback through real reactions

Challenge 6: Avoid teaching the wrong thing when you design interactions

What are you really teaching?

Challenge 7: Design your training with the Hero or Zero concept, putting your learner in a position of power.

Hero or Zero?

Challenge 8: Ensure your assessments are just as authentic as the rest of your training

Assessing your assessment

Challenge 9: Create stress in your eLearning that simulates the real world

Face your problems

Challenge 10: Avoid over-segmenting your content, which takes away from authenticity and job transferability

(Don't) Break it up!
Challenge 11, Resource Guide, and Conclusion
4 Lectures 04:33

Break the traditional way of thinking about your course's finish line.

Setting the finish line for your courses

Create a gamified course by using the theme suggested here. Share it with your fellow designers!

Your final challenge

eLearning Resource Guide
14 pages

A thank you to all my students.

Wrap up
About the Instructor
Mr. Mike Hughes
3.4 Average rating
16 Reviews
742 Students
2 Courses
Professional Instructional Designer and Org. Dev. Consultant

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.