Instructional Design for ELearning
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Designing Successful ELearning Courses
3.8 (180 ratings)
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Created by Marina Arshavskiy
Last updated 2/2017
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 100 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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 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
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites for this course. Just come ready to learn about designing successful eLearning courses!
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!

Who 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.
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Instructional Design Basics
8 Lectures 01:01:38

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

Preview 00:54

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.
Instructional Design and ELearning
13:05

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.


Instructional Design Models
10:43

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.

Learning Theories
07:10

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.
Learning Styles
07:58

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.

Preview 07:43

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.

Memory
10:30

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

Ruth Clark's Six Principles of ELearning
03:35
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Designing Instructionally Sound ELearning Courses
11 Lectures 01:41:51

This lecture will provide an overview of Section 2.

Introduction to Section 2
01:06

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.

Needs Analysis and Data Collection Methods
18:53

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.
Learning Objectives
12:00

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.
Preview 08:11

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.
Creating a Design Document
01:54

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.
Storyboarding
09:39

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.
Scripting Your ELearning Course
07:31

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.
Quality Assurance
01:43

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.
Implementation
10:26

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.

Evaluation
09:10

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.
Assessments
21:18
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Interactive ELearning
7 Lectures 01:06:16

This lecture will provide an overview of Section 3.

Introduction to Section 3
00:33

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.

Preview 08:52

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.
Simulations and Games
15:24

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.

ELearning Authoring Tools
12:47

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.

Video in ELearning
10:51

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.
Audio in ELearning
05:09

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.

Graphics in ELearning
12:40
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Advancing Your Instructional Design Skills
10 Lectures 48:16

This lecture will provide an overview of Section 4.

Introduction to Section 4
00:40

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.

Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
10:32

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.
ELearning Project Management
10:44

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.
Job Aids
07:09

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

Web2.0 and Mobile Learning
12:40

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

Agile ELearning
3 pages

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

Performance Improvement
1 page

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.

Summary
04:53

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

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.

BONUS: Becoming an Instructional Designer- What does it take?
15 pages

This quiz will cover Lecture 2 of the course - Instructional Design and eLearning.

Quiz 1 - Lecture 2 – Instructional Design and eLearning
10 questions

This quiz covers the most popular instructional design models used by modern course designers to create effective training materials.

Quiz 2 - Lecture 3 - Instructional Design Models
11 questions

This quiz will focus on learning theories and how they guide curriculum development.

Quiz 3 - Lecture 4 - Learning Theories
8 questions

This quiz covers the role of Learning Styles in the design and development of an ELearning course.

Quiz 4 - Lecture 5 - Learning Styles
8 questions

This quiz covers the role of motivation in training development.

Quiz 5 - Lecture 6 - Motivation
7 questions

This quiz covers how memory influences learning.

Quiz 6 - Lecture 7 - Memory
12 questions

The quiz covers Ruth Clark's Six Principles of eLearning.

Quiz 7 - Lecture 8 - Six Principles of eLearning
4 questions

This quiz covers needs analysis and data collection methods that course designers can use to develop instructionally sound training materials.

Quiz 8 - Lecture 10 - Needs Analysis and Data Collection Methods
15 questions

This quiz covers writing learning objectives for training courses.

Quiz 9 - Lecture 11 - Learning Objectives
10 questions

This quiz covers ways to design effective learning experiences.

Quiz 10 - Lecture 12 - Designing the Learning Experience
4 questions

This quiz covers creating an effective Design Document.

Quiz 11 - Lecture 13 - Creating a Design Document
1 question

This quiz covers storyboarding and prototyping as it relates to eLearning and instructional design.

Quiz 12 - Lecture 14 - Storyboarding
8 questions

This quiz covers scripting your eLearning courses.

Quiz 13 - Lecture 15 - Scripting Your eLearning Course
7 questions

This quiz covers quality assurance in eLearning.

Quiz 14 - Lecture 16 - Quality Assurance
3 questions

This quiz covers implementation of eLearning courses.

Quiz 15 - Lecture 17 - Implementation
8 questions

This quiz covers the 4 Levels of Evaluations.

Quiz 16 - Lecture 18 - Evaluation
9 questions

This quiz covers writing effective assessments.

Quiz 17 - Lecture 19 - Assessments
16 questions

This quiz covers developing interactive eLearning courses and training materials.

Quiz 18 - Lecture 21 - Interactivity in Your eLearning Course
9 questions

This quiz covers designing instructional games and simulations.

Quiz 19 - Lecture 22 - Simulations and Games
15 questions

This quiz covers eLearning authoring tools.

Quiz 20 - Lecture 23 - ELearning Authoring Tools
7 questions

This quiz covers video in eLearning.

Quiz 21 - Lecture 24 - Video in eLearning
9 questions

This quiz covers audio in eLearning.

Quiz 22 - Lecture 25 - Audio in eLearning
4 questions

This quiz covers graphics in ELearning.

Quiz 23 - Lecture 26 - Graphics in eLearning
13 questions

This quiz covers working with SMEs.

Quiz 24 - Lecture 28 - Working with SMEs
7 questions

This quiz covers different phases of eLearning project management.

Quiz 25 - Lecture 29 - ELearning Project Management
7 questions

This quiz covers eLearning job aids.

Quiz 26 - Lecture 30 - Job Aids
4 questions

This quiz covers Web 2.0 and mobile learning solutions.

Quiz 27 - Lecture 31 - Web 2.0 and Mobile Learning
9 questions

This quiz covers agile ELearning design.

Quiz 28 - Lecture 32 - Agile ELearning
4 questions

This quiz covers various performance improvement interventions.

Quiz 29 - Lecture 33 - Performance Improvement
8 questions
About the Instructor
Marina Arshavskiy
3.8 Average rating
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689 Students
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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.