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Instructional Design Essentials

Instructional Design Essentials

Instructional Design Essentials

However you deliver training, you need quality materials which have been developed using the best instructional design methods. In this one day essentials course you will learn how to analyse your context and how to engage adult learners.

In addition, you will understand adult learning principles, cognitive load, the impact of neuroscience and learning styles, and how to apply these ideas when designing your training.

Learn the tools-of-the-trade that every instructional designer should know:

  1. How to write learning outcomes
  2. Storyboarding
  3. Learning architecture
  4. Chunking and sequencing
  5. Spacing and pacing
  6. Exercises and feedback
  7. Visual and graphic design

You will learn how to put those tools to work in instructional design models, the phases of a training project, and how to design for maximum retention and application.

If you’re new to instructional design or in need of a refresher to keep your skills current, then this course will equip you with flexible guidelines for designing effective learning experiences in training room, online and on-site environments. Register today!

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the essential role of instructional design
  2. Apply key principles of adult learning to instructional design
  3. Identify the different types of cognitive load and design to manage them
  4. Use different storyboarding techniques to organise content for optimum result
  5. Describe the role of different learning architectures
  6. Apply basic visual design principles that genuinely facilitate learning
  7. Design for all phases of learning
  8. Identify and articulate precise learning outcomes
  9. Build essential feedback mechanisms into your design
  10. Design to facilitate memory

You should attend this course if you want to:

  1. More effectively engage adult learners
  2. Produce higher quality learning resources
  3. Design learning processes that increase retention
  4. Get faster at putting together learning programs
  5. Change career into instructional design
  6. Create better looking course materials

Who should attend?

  1. Instructional designers
  2. Professional trainers
  3. Training manual writers
  4. eLearning designers
  5. Teachers
  6. Career changers
  7. Anyone who wants to more effectively design learning experiences

Course Outline

1.Context

  1. Adult learning principles
  2. Impact of neuroscience - cognitive load, attention, connection, memory
  3. Learning Styles and the senses

2.Tools

  1. Chunking and sequencing
  2. Storyboarding
  3. Spacing and pacing
  4. Learning architecture
  5. Creating Connections
  6. Exercises and feedback

3.Process

  1. Introducing ADDIE (and SAM and AGILE)
  2. Performance gap
  3. Start with the end in mind
  4. Design for the content and environment

4.Design

  1. The 4 key principles of graphic design
  2. Visual design for slides and materials
  3. Design for retention and application
  4. Review and action plans

Participation in this AITD course will be recognised through a certificate and a digital badge.

 

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Location Date Time Details
Sydney 13 October 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm View
Adelaide 8 November 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm View
Canberra 10 November 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm View
Melbourne 10 November 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm View
Perth 25 November 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm View
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