Instructional Design

Course Objectives:

After completing the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the role and responsibilities of an instructional designer in an e-learning organization
  • Perform client’s need analysis accurately to mitigate risk
  • Design the most suitable learning architecture for an e-learning course
  • Create the course script based on micro strategies and style guides
  • Develop the storyboards that reduce iterations at production level
  • Conduct self-review and peer review of products to ensure high quality course
  • Recognize the importance of visual design for successful instructional design
  • Identify various types of technical compliance followed by the e-learning industry
  • Design quality test items for evaluating the course at pre-training, formative and summative stages

Course Audience:

  • Practicing instructional designers who are interested in strengthening their basics
  • Experienced technical writers who are interested in acquiring skills related to instructional design
  • Exceptionally motivated fresh students who are interested in pursuing a career in instructional design

Course Structure:

  • Consists of six comprehensive modules covering all important aspects of instructional design (see course outline for detailed learning objectives)
  • Involves lectures, group discussions and regular assessments to check learners’ progress
  • Have end-of-module practice assignments culminating in project work based on real life work situations
  • Contains end-of-course comprehensive test (2 hr) to check theoretical understanding
  • Devotes 55 hours for theory and 50 hours for practical, spread over three months (see course outline for hour break-up over modules)
  • Provides Study material based on PPT slides

Course Fee: 

INR 35,000  per participant

Course Outline:

Module 1: What does an instructional designer (ID) do?            (12 hr)
Learning Objectives:
  1. Recall a brief history of Instructional design
  2. Define Instructional design using Systems theory and Information engineering
  3. Discuss education technology: ILT, VSAT, Webinar, Podcast, e-learning
  4. Identify the role of an ID in an e-learning organization
  5. Do SMART goal setting and SWOT analysis to recognize the professional competencies of an ID
  6. Describe the ADDIE process
  7. Compare ADDIE with Rapid Prototyping
Module 2: How to analyze the training need?                              (18 hr)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify six components of TNA (Training Needs Analysis)
  2. Recognize methods to perform TNA
  3. Discuss modes of delivery in e-learning: CBT, WBT, and Blended
  4. Write terminal and enabling learning objectives (TLO & ELO) of the course
  5. Identify five types of content and their representation
  6. Do chunking and sequencing during content analysis using SQ3R method
  7. Prepare TOC (table of content) using Mind-mapping technique
Module 3: How to design the Learning Architecture?           (24 hr)                       

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify components and models of Learning Architecture (LA)
  2. Learn how to align the LA with human cognitive architecture using various instructional design theories: Behaviourist, Cognitive, Constructivist, CDT and CLT
  3. Identify taxonomies for three learning domains: Bloom’s cognitive taxonomy, Krathwohl’s affective taxonomy and Dave’s psychomotor taxonomy
  4. Conceptualize the course in terms of macro and micro strategies
  5. Design the cognitive flow using RLO (Reusable Learning Object) based on various instructional design models: ARCS, Gagne and Dick & Carey
  6. Design the content flow within the RLO using Reigeluth’s elaboration theory
  7. Identify different levels of user interactivity using Dale’s cone
  8. Design the multimedia strategy (audio and video)
  9. Design the course assessment strategy
Module 4: How to develop the cognitive flow of the course?    (32 hr)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify components of a Course Script
  2. Use a Script template
  3. Review technical writing needed for content development
  4. Review English language editing skills
  5. Identify the components of a Storyboard
  6. Identify various types of Storyboard
  7. Use a Storyboard template
  8. Identify capabilities of Flash, Captivate and Articulate
  9. Discuss role of creative visualization in storyboarding
Module 5: How to implement the course in LMS?                (06 hr)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between Synchronous and Asynchronous Training
  2. Discuss role of LMS and LCMS
  3. Explain SCORM compatibility
  4. Describe AICC and 508 Compliance
Module 6: How to evaluate the course’s success?             (11 hr)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the importance of QA in e-learning
  2. Differentiate types of review process: Self, Peer and Third-eye
  3. Identify three types of evaluation: Pre-training, Formative and Summative
  4. Recognize types of questions and feedback for formative evaluation
  5. Describe the framework for designing test items
  6. Discuss Kirkpatrick’s model for summative evaluation
  7. Design assessment questions for project work