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Instructional Design for ELearning

Designing Successful ELearning Courses. Learn from a multi-award-winning instructional designer
Marina Arshavskiy
18,665 students enrolled
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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

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!

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