As you know, designing effective online training programs requires serious preparation. Understanding your audience, their goals and motivations, as well as your organization’s goals for providing an e-learning course, is the first step. Then, providing relevant content, engaging exercises and activities, practical delivery systems, and readily accessible evaluation and assessment tools are all key components of your savvy course design. And there’s more.
Welcome to a very brief collection of instructional design resources. We’ve gathered some interesting articles and tools from Cyberland to help you get started on your instructional design journey.
General instructional design tips
Best practices overview to help you begin planning your course or program
Instructional design basics
Do’s and dont’s of online training development
Choosing models & platforms
Instructional design models (by Instructional Design Central, a wealth of information)
Great overview of effective instructional design models
Learning management systems (LMS) explained
Integrating & organizing content
Terrific tips for content selection and use in original online programs
Six e-learning strategies to organize your course content
How to use practical scenarios to stimulate learning
Keys to active engagement
Best practices in UX design
Planning your vibrant online learning classroom
Joining an online community of instructional designers is a great idea, too. There you can share materials, glean more best practices from the trenches and bounce ideas off other professionals. Start with the Instructional Design Forum and other groups dedicated to this field on LinkedIn.
We’re eager to hear from you about instructional design sources you find helpful and credible, so please share. Now, get out there and create great e-learning experiences for your people!
This is the final installment of our three-part blog series presenting tips for creating successful online learning experiences.