Instructional Design for ELearning

Designing Successful ELearning Courses
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  • Length 5 hours
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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 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!

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. Just come ready to learn about designing successful eLearning courses!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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 tool appropriate for your needs
  • 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

What is the 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.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Instructional Design Basics
00:54

This lecture will provide a brief overview of the Instructional Design for ELearning course.

13:05
In this lecture, you will learn about instructional systems design, eLearning, and blended learning. You will also learn about advantages and disadvantages of eLearning as well as some of the situations when eLearning is an appropriate solution.
10:43

In this lecture, you will learn about some of the most popular instructional design models, theories, and techniques including ADDIE, Seels and Glasgow ISD model, Dick and Carey Systems Approach model, Rapid ISD model, and the SAM model.


07:10

In this lecture, you will learn about the main principles of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. You will also learn about the concept of andragogy and the six principles of adult learning.

07:58
In this lecture, you will learn about the VAK model, David Kolb’s Four Learning Styles and Generational learning styles. You will also learn to apply appropriate presentation methods to your courses to address multiple learning styles.
07:43

In this lecture, you will learn about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and its influences on training courses. You will also learn about the WIIFM principle as well as John Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivational Design. In addition, you will learn how to apply these models and principles to your course design.

10:30

In this lecture, you will learn about the role memory plays in learning as well as about long-term, short-term, and working memory. The lecture will cover George Miller’s magical number and how it relates to learning design, and finally, you will learn about the Cognitive load theory and things you can do to avoid Cognitive load in your course design.

03:35

In this lecture, you will learn Ruth Clark's six principles of learning.

Section 2: Designing Instructionally Sound ELearning Courses
01:06

This lecture will provide an overview of Section 2.

18:53

In this lecture, you will learn, the importance of analysis in instructional design. You will also learn about the audience analysis, performance gap analysis, and task analysis. In addition, different data collection methods and techniques will be covered in this lesson. At the end, we will go over the steps for conducting needs analysis to help you put everything in perspective.

12:00
In this lecture, you will learn about the role of learning objectives in course design and the A-B-C-D format of learning objectives. You will learn how to create SMART terminal and enabling objectives. In addition, the lecture will cover Bloom’s Taxonomy and learning domains and the five stages of understanding. The lecture will also cover the new approach to writing learning objectives.
08:11
In this lecture, you will learn about Robert Gagné and his levels of learning. You will also learn about the Nine Events of Instruction and some of the presentation methods that can be used for each event.
01:54
In this lecture, you will learn about creating a Design Document, specifically, the role of the design document, sections of the design document, and information that needs to be included in each section.
09:39
In this lecture, you will learn about the origin of storyboarding and storyboarding components. You will also learn how to storyboard and prototype as well as the difference between storyboarding and prototyping.
07:31
In this lecture, you will learn the basics of scriptwriting. You will also learn some of the plain language principles. In addition, you will learn about the Style Guide and how to create one for your eLearning needs.
01:43
In this lecture, you will learn about alpha, beta, and pilot testing your eLearning courses. You will also learn how to create a sample error log template and a checklist you can use for identifying errors.
10:26
In this lecture, you will learn how to implement your course. You will learn about both Learning Management System (LMS) and Content Management System (CMS). You will also learn about the guidelines for creating SCORM-compliant content and Reusable Learning Objects. In addition, Section 508 will be covered in this lecture.
09:10

In this lecture, you will learn about formative and summative evaluation, Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation, Application of Kirkpatrick’s model to eLearning courses, and the relationship between Needs Analysis and Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation. You will also learn about Level 5 evaluation: ROI model.

21:18
In this lecture, you will learn about the reasons for including assessments in eLearning courses and about validity and reliability of assessment items. You will also learn about the different types of assessment items and will practice writing effective assessment items. Lastly, in this lecture, you will learn about scoring assessments and providing corrective intrinsic and extrinsic feedback to your learners.
Section 3: Interactive ELearning
00:33

This lecture will provide an overview of Section 3.

08:52

In this lecture, you will learn about interactivity in eLearning. Specifically, you will learn about the different types of eLearning interactions, the four levels of interactivity and which level of interactivity you should select for your courses. You will also learn about linear and non-linear navigation.

15:24
In this lecture, you will learn about the difference between games and simulations, types of learning games, and elements and structure of learning games. In addition, you will learn about creating a story for the learning game, games as assessments, and storytelling and scenario-based learning. Virtual world and avatars will also be covered in this lecture. Lastly, you will learn how to choose the right game for your eLearning course.
12:47

In this lecture, you will learn about Adobe eLearning Suite authoring tools, Rapid eLearning tools, screencasting, screenshot capturing, and interactivity development tools.You will also learn how to choose the right tool for your specific needs.

10:51

In this lecture, you will learn about the three types of videos in eLearning. You will also talk about selecting your talent. At the end, you'll learn how to create effective screencasts in eLearning.

05:09
In this lecture, you will learn about the role of audio in eLearning. You will also learn how to record audio narration, and what equipment you will need for your audio recording. Additionally, quality of audio and voice-over narration will be covered in this lecture.
12:40

In this lecture, you will learn about the benefits of adding graphics to eLearning courses. Additionally, you will learn about the types of visuals you can use in your courses, the seven types of graphics for eLearning, and also about the color theory and typography basics. Furthermore, you will be introduced to Ruth Clark’s visual design model and will learn about the common types of image files.

Section 4: Advancing Your Instructional Design Skills
00:40

This lecture will provide an overview of Section 4.

10:32

In this lecture, you will learn about the roles and responsibilities of SMEs in course design. You will learn how to select information for the course and some of the ways to repurpose classroom materials. In addition, you will learn how to collect required content from SMEs and ways to communicate with them.

10:44
This lecture will cover the role of Instructional Designers as Project Managers, IPECC model for Project Management and some of the most common Project Management tools. You will also be introduced to the Agile Methodology.
07:09
In this lecture, you will learn about the role of job aids in eLearning courses and some of the reasons why you might include job aids in your lessons. You will also learn about the different types of job aids and the appropriate use of each type. At the end, you will be introduced to the Electronic Performance Support System, EPSS.
12:40

Web2.0, social and mobile learning will be covered in this lecture.

3 pages

In this lecture, you will learn about agile eLearning management and development.

1 page

In this lecture, you will learn about various performance improvement interventions.

04:53

This lecture will summarize all four sections/courses. You will also learn about the different presentation methods that you can use in your eLearning courses.

01:38
This lecture will provide additional guidance and instructor's contact information.
15 pages

This BONUS lecture contains an eBook titled Becoming Instructional Designer- What does it take? This eBook covers how to become an instructional designer and walks you through portfolio development.

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Instructor Biography

Marina Arshavskiy, Senior ELearning Specialist

Marina Arshavskiy is the owner of Your eLearning World, an eLearning company committed to helping organizations become more effective by creating groundbreaking, result-oriented learning solutions. Marina has consulted extensively with private organizations and government entities, both in the United States and abroad. Her course designs have won multiple awards and have helped take organizations to the next level. Marina has been passionately involved in instructional design and eLearning for nearly a decade, and is also the author of an extremely insightful book on the subject, “Instructional Design for ELearning: Essential guide to creating successful eLearning courses. Marina’s major area of expertise is design of innovative eLearning courses that bring results and improve performance.

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