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Overview

This programme will help L&D professionals, with experience of designing or developing other forms of learning, apply their skills to designing bite-sized eLearning modules. It includes how to add the important human element into online learning and how to create both engaging and effective content.

Prerequisites

This course is suitable for L&D professionals who wish to design eLearning self-study programmes. There are no formal prerequisities.

Objectives

The learning outcomes for eLearning Design include:

  • Appling the six-stages of the development process for eLearning
  • Designing effective and engaging eLearning modules through storytelling and scenarios
  • Structuring content to create bite-sized eLearning content 'on demand'
  • Discussion on the main eLearning tools on the market

Course objective and assessment

Participants will create a detailed storyboard for an eLearning object of their choice to meet the criteria of the TAP eLearning Design Profile.

Outline

Week 1: Creating engaging eLearning
This week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session: 'Analysis and Creating Engaging eLearning' (2 hours)
    • Self-paced activities including contributing to an online forum discussion on the differences between e-information and eLearning
    • Reading the course notes on the 6 stages of the development process
  • Submit assignment one- choose a topic for your eLearning project

Week 2: Creative Learning and Visual Design
This week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session: ‘Creative Learning and Visual Design’ (2 hours)
    • Effective learning design to include ‘think and do’ activities to keep the learners attention
    • Ideas for designing eye-catching slides
    • Collaborate on a ‘dull to engaging’ activity
  • Submit assignment two- complete the design overview and draft your welcome slide for your eLearning project

Week 3: Storyboarding
This week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session: ‘Storyboarding’ (2 hours)
    • What details are included in a storyboard?
    • Why create a prototype?
    • Different formats for creating a storyboard
    • Balancing information slides with interactive slides
    • 4 steps for writing great scenarios
  • Submit assignment three- storyboard your eLearning project

Week 4: Production and Getting Started with eLearning Tools
This week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session: ‘Production and Getting Started with eLearning tools’ (2 hours)
    • Discussion on the main eLearning tools on the market
    • Mini experiment with an eLearning tool
  • Submit assignment four- screenshots of a couple of slides from the storyboard developed using an eLearning tool (using a free trial or prototype in PowerPoint)

Week 5: Implementation, Evaluation and Wrap up
This final week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session: ‘Implementation and Evaluation’ (2 hours)
  • Mini showcase of individual projects
  • Peer and tutor feedback

Course Dates