Instructional Design for ELearning
What you'll learn
- Define the terms instructional design, eLearning, and blended learning
- Describe the difference between computer-based training and web-based training
- Identify and describe advantages and disadvantages of synchronous and asynchronous eLearning
- Determine whether eLearning is the appropriate solution for your needs
- Select the most appropriate ISD model for your course
- Apply the principles of behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism to your course design
- Apply the concept of andragogy and Malcolm Knowles’s six principles of adult learning to your course design
- Analyze learning styles and apply suitable presentation methods and techniques that address multiple learning styles
- Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
- Apply John Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivational Design to your eLearning course
- Determine the role long-term memory, short term memory, and working memory play in learning
- Discover ways to avoid Cognitive load in your course design
- Use Ruth Clark’s six principles of effective eLearning courses to create eLearning experiences
- Conduct audience analysis, performance gap analysis, and task analysis
- Utilize appropriate data collection methods and techniques to conduct needs analysis for your eLearning courses
- Write terminal and enabling learning objectives using the A-B-C-D format
- Apply Bloom’s Taxonomy and three learning domains when writing your learning objectives
- Use Robert Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction to design effective learning experiences
- Select appropriate presentation methods and techniques that adhere to the Nine Events of Instruction
- Create a Design Document with appropriate sections and information in each section
- Design and develop storyboards and prototypes for your course
- Script your eLearning courses using plain language principles and style guides
- Conduct alpha, beta, and pilot testing to confirm functionality of your course
- Develop error log for piloting courses
- Differentiate between the Learning management System (LMS) and Content Management System (CMS)
- Use guidelines for creating SCORM-compliant content
- Use Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) to develop courses in the cheapest and fastest way possible
- Design Section 508 compliant training materials
- Apply Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation to eLearning courses
- Describe the relationship between Needs Analysis and Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation
- Use the ROI model to compare the monetary program benefits with the program costs
- Develop different types of valid and reliable assessment items
- Provide intrinsic and extrinsic feedback to learners
- Differentiate between the four levels of interactivity and select the most appropriate level for your course
- Choose linear or non-linear navigation and layout for your course
- Select the appropriate type of game using appropriate gamification elements
- Design the learning game that helps learners understand and retain the content
- Select eLearning authoring tool appropriate for your needs
- Develop courses in Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise, and Captivate
- Describe the three types of videos in eLearning
- Select your talent
- Self-produce your eLearning videos
- Design and develop screencasts for your technical training courses
- Record audio narration
- Design effective graphics for your courses using Ruth Clark’s visual design model
- Identify roles and responsibilities of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in course design
- Collaborate with SMEs to collect content and select appropriate information for the course
- Manage eLearning courses using the IPECC Model and Project Management tools
- Design effective job aids and Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSs)
- Incorporate social networking tools in eLearning courses
- Create podcasts and vodcasts for eLearning
- Design courses and supplemental materials for social and mobile learning
- Use agile methods and techniques to design eLearning experiences
- Identify situations when Performance Improvement interventions are needed
- There are no prerequisites for this course. Just come ready to learn about designing successful eLearning courses!
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 four sections:
- Basic Elements of Instructional Design
- Designing Instructionally Sound ELearning courses
- Interactive Elements in ELearning Courses, and
- Advancing Your Skills
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate your own eLearning courses
- Use various data-collection methods and techniques to conduct needs analysis for your eLearning courses
- Create design documents, storyboards and prototypes
- Develop effective assessment tools
- Design interactivity, games, simulations,job aids, and graphics
- Effectively collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
- Select appropriate eLearning tools
- Manage your eLearning projects effectively and efficiently using traditional and agile methodologies
- Design Web2.0 and Mobile Learning solutions
- Select appropriate performance improvement interventions
- Create your own eLearning portfolio
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and creativity related to eLearning instructional design
Who is the course for?
The Instructional Design for eLearning course will be useful 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!
What are the requirements?
None. Just come prepared to learn!
What are you going to get from this course?
Over 34 lectures and 6 hours of content! Videos, articles and templates are included in this course! With all these materials, you will find that you are able to build professional, instructionally sound eLearning courses in a short period of time!
As a bonus, there is an eBook about becoming a successful instructional designer. In this eBook, you will find information on creating your eLearning portfolio that you can use to showcase your skills to your perspective employer.
To your instructional design and eLearning success!
Who this course is for:
- 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.
Marina Arshavskiy is a multi- award-winning instructional design and eLearning expert who helps people put their knowledge into a powerful, instructionally sound eLearning courses and transform complex ideas into easy to follow step-by-step processes.
In 2021, Marina received the Top 100 Leaders in Education Award from GFEL.
Through her totally-actionable blog posts, newsletters, and courses, she’s here to help you create engaging eLearning solutions while applying current best practices, current theories, and actionable strategies to the practice of instructional design.
Her work has been featured in T&D magazine, ELearning Industry, Training Magazine, California Management Review, EI Design, SHRM, and more.