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Top 10 tips for excellent instructional design

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These days, not every e-learning course is designed by an instructional designer. This beginners' guide offers some basic tips to help training managers, subject matter experts, IT professionals and other non-instructional designers create e-learning that is engaging, relevant and effective.

These are my slides from a webinar I presented for the Institute of IT Training - they do lose something without the narrative but still provide some useful tips.

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Top 10 tips for excellent instructional design

  1. 1. 10 excellent instructional design* tips for Top *Official title of this session
  2. 2. What’s your role?
  3. 3. this this (and how you can too!)* to How I went from *Alternative title of this session
  4. 4. Make your next e-learning course engaging, relevant and effective
  5. 5. How can I do it myself? What makes e-learning excellent? What’s this got to do with me?
  6. 6. How can I do it myself? What makes e-learning excellent? What’s this got to do with me?
  7. 7. How are you creating e-learning?
  8. 8. We all want morefor less
  9. 9. This is good news for e-learning 62% use e-learning more in 2010 than in 2009 31% of businesses have increased their use of learning technologies
  10. 10. Especially DIY rapid development Over the past year, 31% of businesses have reduced external suppliers and moved to in-house provision
  11. 11. Low cost + little time = low quality Only 12% think it is the most effective method 85% of businesses are using e-learning
  12. 12. Which is most important?
  13. 13. The cost is not in but development failed training
  14. 14. The tool is as good as the person using it
  15. 15. The tool is as good as the person using it
  16. 16. How can I do it myself? What makes e-learning excellent? What’s this got to do with me?
  17. 17. What’s this got to do with me? How can I do it myself? What makes e-learning excellent?
  18. 18. It hinges on instructional design
  19. 19. It hinges on instructional design
  20. 20. Everyone can learn the basics
  21. 21. Greate-learning in three words Effective Relevant
  22. 22. What’s this got to do with me? How can I do it myself? What makes e-learning excellent?
  23. 23. What’s this got to do with me? What makes e-learning excellent? How can I do it myself?
  24. 24. Set testable, behavioural learning outcomes 1.
  25. 25. Put yourself in the learners’ shoes 2.
  26. 26. Emulate the best in classroom training 3.
  27. 27. Remember, content is king4.
  28. 28. Be tough but fair with questions 5.
  29. 29. Include scenarios for a hands-on experience 6.
  30. 30. Use questions to drive the learning 7.
  31. 31. Make it easy for your learners8.
  32. 32. Speak the learners’ language 9.
  33. 33. Get a second opinion 10.
  34. 34. Get a second opinion Set testable, behavioural learning outcomes Put yourself in the learners’ shoes Emulate the best in classroom training Remember, content is king Be tough but fair with questions Include scenarios for a hands-on experience Use questions to drive the learning Make it easy for your learners Speak the learners’ language Top 10 tips for excellent instructional design 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  35. 35. What’s this got to do with me? What makes e-learning excellent? How can I do it myself?
  36. 36. How can I do it myself? What makes e-learning excellent? What’s this got to do with me?
  37. 37. Make your next e-learning course engaging, relevant and effective
  38. 38. What have you got from today?
  39. 39. References From me • Engaging, relevant and effective e-learning: http://bit.ly/csKlse • The secret of good design: http://bit.ly/bxL1wS • Classroom tips for engaging e-learning: http://bit.ly/9cx4bx • 15 tips for energising your e-learning: http://bit.ly/9G1GMM • Banishing the business speak: http://bit.ly/c9IYWX • Quality worth waiting for: http://bit.ly/cc6qrb Instructional design • Action mapping™ (Cathy Moore): http://bit.ly/6DOV • ‘Dump the drone’ (Cathy Moore): http://bit.ly/kF0v • Question-writing mistakes (Cathy Moore): http://bit.ly/cHftw • Bringing the learner into the design (Kineo): http://bit.ly/bKchpv • ‘Don’t be tone deaf’ (Kineo): http://slidesha.re/aa8iFi • Tips for effective questions (Saffron): http://bit.ly/9dDWcZ Learning trends • Towards Maturity 2010 benchmark report of preliminary findings: http://bit.ly/ac0jyZ • CIPD learning and talent development survey 2010 (reviewed by Towards Maturity): http://bit.ly/brjQx0
  40. 40. Image credits 1. HEALINGDREAM / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 2. SALVATORE VUONO / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 7. SALVATORE VUONO / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 8. GREGORY SZARKIEWICZ / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 9. JSCREATIONZS / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 10. PAUL / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 12. SALVATORE VUONO / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 13. GRAUR CODRIN / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 15. TOPGEAR.COM 18. CHRIS SHARP / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 19. RENJITH KRISHNAN / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 21. SALVATORE VUONO / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 24. FRANCESCO MARINO / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 25. BR3AKTHRU / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 26. GRAUR CODRIN / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 27. FRANCESCO MARINO / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 28. JSCREATIONZS / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 29. SALVATORE VUONO / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 30. JSCREATIONZS / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 31. LUIGI DIAMANTI / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 32. JSCREATIONZS / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 33. SUAT EMAN / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 38. SALVATORE VUONO / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 39. RENJITH KRISHNAN / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET 40. JSCREATIONZS / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET

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