So, what on the Earth is Instructional Design!

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So, what on the Earth is Instructional Design!

  1. 1. So, what on the Earth is Instructional Design!<br />
  2. 2. I am goanna make you so learned…<br />Imagine you have to create some learning content for a particular group of learners.<br />
  3. 3. Subject Matter Expert<br />You are supplied with tons of material. There is even a subject matter expert to help you out. <br />In other words, you have enough material to keep the learners reading for at least a month. <br />
  4. 4. You<br />However, we have a problem here.<br />
  5. 5. My employees should be able to complete the training in<br />1 <br />hour. <br />You<br />Client <br />
  6. 6. And did I tell you that training outcomes should be measurable… <br />You<br />Client <br />
  7. 7. What do I do now!!!<br />You<br />
  8. 8. Before…<br />After…<br />Instructional Design <br />Instructional Design (ID) is the systematic process of<br /> translating general principles of learning and <br />instruction into plans for instructional materials <br />and learning. <br />
  9. 9. Extra <br />Essential<br />In other words by applying the theories and practices of Instructional Design, you will able to separate the essential from the extra. <br />You will be able to identify what exactly your learners require.<br />
  10. 10. Enter here<br />You will also be able structure your content in such a manner that the learners move towards some pre-defined learning objectives.<br />
  11. 11. Performance <br />During <br />Before <br />After<br />At the end you will be able to measure if the objectives were met. <br />
  12. 12. The person who applies these theories and practices of Instructional Design is known as an Instructional Designer (ID).<br />ID<br />
  13. 13. Sounds cool! But what does this Instructional Designer (ID) person do? <br />
  14. 14. Well, she does exactly the same thing to an e-learning course that a scriptwriter does to a movie. <br />
  15. 15. She creates the foundation of an e-learning course by creating a document known as the storyboard. Like a movie script this document lists all the details of a course. <br />
  16. 16. Storyboard<br />In the storyboard an ID lays down the content collected and researched from various sources in a structured manner.<br />
  17. 17. She defines the learning objectives and makes sure that enough content is provided to meet those objectives. <br />
  18. 18. She also designs assessments to measure a learner’s performance. <br />She defines the learning objectives and makes sure that enough content is provided to meet those objectives. <br />
  19. 19. The storyboard acts a guideline for the design guy too. <br />It tells what the content should look like, how it will flow, where to sync the voiceover. <br />It also tells what kind of animations/interactivities to be created, where and what kind of images to be used and so on. <br />
  20. 20. Awesome! I want to be an Instructional Designer too. Where do I sign?<br />
  21. 21. So you think you are good enough to be an ID.<br />
  22. 22. Don’t Panic.<br />It’s not rocket sceince <br />
  23. 23. 5Qualities of an Instructional Design Superstar <br />
  24. 24. 1<br />English<br />You should be able to think in English. <br />
  25. 25. 2<br />You should be able to communicate. <br />
  26. 26. 3<br />Imagine all the people…<br />You should be imaginative.<br />
  27. 27. 4<br />You should be a team player. <br />
  28. 28. 5<br />You should be an explorer. <br />
  29. 29. Last question! Are there are any specialized courses for learning Instructional Design?<br />
  30. 30. Yes, there are <br />quite a few actually…<br />
  31. 31. You may checkout the following courses:<br />Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design (PGDID) from Symbiosis: http://www.scdl.net/pgdid.asp<br />The Instructional Design and Content Writing Certificate course from Wavelength: http://www.vibrantwavelength.com/idcwc_online.htm<br />4-Credit Online Course on Instructional Design from SNDT University: http://www.det.sndt.ac.in/4credit.htm<br />
  32. 32. Thank You…<br />Shyamanta (Sam) Baruah<br />shyamantab@gmail.com<br />http://twitter.com/#!/Shyamantab<br />http://elearnology.wordpress.com/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/shyamantab<br />

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