What is LX Design?
Learning Experience (LX) Design is an approach that puts the learner at the heart of every training experience.
What this course is all about:
We've all been there. Forced to sit through training that makes us weep, snore, and contemplate tossing our laptop out of a window. Learning is an experience, and it shouldn't hurt! This course is the first in a (hopefully!) series of courses. I will walk you through the initial steps for producing a transformational, engaging, and effective course design plan. You will download templates to help you focus your thinking and ensure you have all of the information you need to support your learners in their journey.
Who is Marcela Pineros?
Think about a time when you've learned something new and felt exhilarated by it! I live for those A-ha! moments. After 20+ years of experience designing solutions in the learning space, I've gathered a set of tools and resources that I regularly use to make those moments happen. Having designed successful solutions for clients like NASA, Microsoft, Citigroup, Oracle, Steve Madden, Perry Ellis, Nissan, Toyota, and more, I have confirmed that these strategies apply to nearly every industry and type of business.
Who is it for?
Maybe you are completely new to training and have been asked to build a course from scratch. Maybe you have years of experience and have looked at the typical course thinking , "There has to be a better way." There is. Let's get started!
What will I do:
For your project, you will prepare a robust and effective learner needs analysis:
By the end of this course, you will have in your hands a LX Needs Analysis that you can use as a starting point to design a series of A-ha! moments, strung together by practical tips and activities everyone will be excited to test out on the job.
LX Design is a step above traditional training. In this video, Marcela explains the big difference!
LX Design gets big results. See how this approach can help solve training challenges in the workplace.
Review the big ideas from Unit 1.
Download the LX Gap Analysis template to complete your assignment.
Practice classifying these challenges into one of the four gap quadrants.
Marcela shares some tools and resources that you might consider to help fill a gap in the Knowledge quadrant.
Marcela shares some tools and resources that you might consider to help fill a gap in the Skills quadrant.
Marcela shares some tools and resources that you might consider to help fill a gap in the Motivation quadrant.
Marcela shares some tools and resources that you might consider to help fill a gap in the Environment quadrant.
Review the key points from Unit 2.
So, you see the gap. But your learners are still blurry. This video gives you some ideas to help get to know your learners.
Marcela introduces the LX Learner Analysis template and process.
See how a LX Learner Summary can be used to paint the picture of a learning audience.
See how LX Learner Personas can be used to assess the value of a course.
Review the key points in Unit 3.
Congratulations! Here are some final thoughts before you go.
Marcela Piñeros is the founder and owner of 11 Ideas Consulting, based in San Francisco, CA. With over 20 years of experience in the education space, Marcela has designed innovative solutions to empower individuals in organizations from SMBs to companies on the Global Fortune 100 list. Her client list spans multiple industries including as retail, hospitality, finance, technology, pharma, government, energy and higher education.
Marcela strives to create learning moments that have a memorable and lasting impact. From face-to-face workshops to 3D simulations, Marcela incorporates best practices to add immediate value and meet the objectives of her clients. She accomplishes this by putting the target audience at the center of everything she does, applying processes that have been refined over two decades to achieve the optimal transfer of skills and knowledge into the workplace. Known for instructional design that yields visible results, Marcela sleeps, eats, and breathes creative learning solutions.