This is a live (synchronous) four-week course open to all members of Mastering Instructional Design. We will explore strategies that make eLearning engaging and instructionally effective. This course will give you lots of ideas and inspiration. There will be optional assignments and resources if you want to go deeper. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you want. Lessons will be recorded.
If you are new to the field or trying to transition, this course will help you avoid beginner mistakes. If you are experienced, you will discover new ideas and hopefully you will share your own. Every lesson will be based on one or more research-based principles of learning. Scroll down for the course topics.
|TOPICS||LIVE SESSION: DATE & TIME|
|WEEK 1: SIMPLE SCENARIOS||JULY 7, 2020
|WEEK 2: COMPLEX SCENARIOS||JULY 14, 2020
7:00-8:00PM EDT (GMT-4)
|WEEK 3: INTERACTIVITY||JULY 21, 2020
12:00-1:00PM EDT (GMT-4)
|WEEK 4: BLENDED LEARNING||JULY 29, 2020
7:00-8:00PM EDT (GMT-4)
- WEEK 1: SIMPLE SCENARIOS
Well-designed scenarios make learning relevant and allow participants to apply knowledge and build skills. Simple scenarios are one level deep. They provide context, opportunities for decision-making, and emotional connection. In this session, we will explore ways that you can use simple scenarios in eLearning. We’ll also look at ways to come up with scenario topics.
- WEEK 2: COMPLEX SCENARIOS
Scenario-based learning has the potential to accelerate expertise. Complex scenarios go several levels deep and allow learners to experience the consequences of their actions in a safe environment. Complex scenarios are also known as branching scenarios and simulations. In this session, we will explore how to design complex scenarios and how to give feedback.
- WEEK 3: INTERACTIONS
Interactivity transforms learning from a passive event to an active one. But it is more than clicking an object to reveal content. Strategic interactivity engages learners and provides opportunities to practice applying knowledge. In this session, we will explore approaches to interactivity that are not scenario-based.
- WEEK 4: BLENDED LEARNING
Building long-term competence is a journey that rarely happens from one course or intervention. What can we do before, during and after an eLearning program to ensure that learning takes place? In this session, we’ll explore opportunities for blended learning and how to design a learning journey.
Find out more about membership and how to join. You can cancel any time.