What is Instructional Design?
In the literal sense, Instructional Design (ID) is a branch that focuses on designing effective instructions. It is not synonymous to content development. Rather, content development is just a part of it.
As Instructional Designers and psychologists define it, Instructional Design is an entire process from identifying and analyzing human performance problems and designing effective and efficient interventions to solve those problems. Therefore, instructional design is not limited to only creating content. It is way beyond that.
As an instructional designer, one is expected to identify training needs, decide on whether the performance problem is trainable or not, design and develop the intervention and content, implement the intervention and also evaluate its effectiveness. The intervention can be both Instruction-led or eLearning.Download Brochure
Instructional Design can help you with:
Why Instructional Design?
Instructional Design has now gained momentum due to the entire emphasis on User Experience (UX) Design. Learners now need to be given an environment of experiential learning where they can create meaning and relevance out of the context.
This, of course, is not possible with a traditional mindset of creating instructions. Various layers need to be incorporated to make the result enriching and giving a high return-on-investment.
Instructional Design helps to understand those layers and gives principles to construct effective instructions that further enhances learner experience and overall learning and development.
How are we different?
Application of Instructional Design
About Instructional Design Certification program
Strengthscape’s Instructional Design Certification course encompasses a new way of learning content designing principles and strategies. Learning is a process and we, at Strengthscape, understand that very well. Our course has a structured approach and at the same time gives flexibility to learners to learn at their own pace. The course delves deeper into the various theories and model of Instructional Design touching upon the role of human cognition.
The objective of the course is to impart knowledge on how to write effective learning content both for ILT and eLearning using instructional design principles and methodologies. The course consists of practical examples and practice sessions that will help the learners to build the skills successfully.
Instructional Design Certification – Packages available
2-day in Person
The 2-day in person classroom training is provided by our facilitators along with 6 hours of virtual follow-up session and 4 hours of virtual training on Rapid Authoring Tools spread over 8 sessions of 2 hours each. A mix of blended learning approach and cross-pollination of ideas is the biggest advantage of this package.
Instructor-led virtual classes
The instructor-led virtual classes leverage technology to create a highly interactive online learning experience. It takes place every alternate weekend for a period of 2 months, Collaborate with participants from across the globe, from the comfort of your home through these Online Classes.
The Enterprise Version is best suited for organizations that use or proposes to use Instructional Design principles and would like to train their L&D professionals and trainers. Master facilitators from Strengthscape conduct a two-day in-person certification along with 16 hours of virtual technical training on Rapid Authoring Tool, exclusively for internal teams of organizations.
Instructional Design Certification Session Plan
Module 1: Introduction to Instructional Design
Brief introduction, expectation setting and describing the outcomes
Prepare for the days ahead by gathering expectations, assimilating key questions on Instructional Design
Introduction to Instructional Design
This part of the session will clarify what ID means, its evolution, recent trends and roles of an Instructional Designer
Define Instructional Design
Explain the evolution of Instructional Design
Recognize the roles of an Instructional Designer
Discover the recent trends in Instructional Design
Module 2: Principles and Theories of Cognition and Instructional Design
Cognition and Instructional Design
This part of the session explains the role human cognition plays in learning and how instructional Designers can make use of it
Comprehend key principles of cognition and its application when creating and delivering content
Theories and Models of Instructional Design
This part explains the different theories and models that can help in analysis, development and evaluation stages
Analyze human performance problems using Human Performance Model, Rummler’s Five Factor Model and Mager and Pipe Analysis Model
Write effective learning objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy
Design micro- and macro- instructional strategy using ARCs model and Gagne’s 9 Events model
Evaluate effectiveness of training programs using Kirk Patrick’s model
Module 3: Stages in the Methodology of ID and its Application
This part of the session explains the 5 steps in the ID methodology using the popular ADDIE model
Explain analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation phase of ADDIE Model
Recognize how to apply these steps in ID
Module 4: eLearning Principles and Application
Principles of eLearning
This section will discuss the principles of eLearning and how to write effective storyboards
Identify the 6 principles of eLearning
Discover the steps to write effective storyboards
Practice how to write storyboards
Basic understanding of the levels of eLearning and gamification
Describe the levels of eLearning
Explain gamification in eLearning
Module 5: Rapid Authoring Tools
Introduction to Rapid Authoring Tools
Basic introduction to the features of the popular Rapid Authoring Tools
Identify some popular Rapid Authoring Tools
Distinguish between some features of commonly used tools
Instructional Design Course Details
- A blend of Classroom training and virtual sessions (both synchronous and asynchronous) training methodologies. The course is enriched with audio, visuals, assessments as well as follow-up sessions for clarifications and reiterations.
- Access to Strengthscape’s Learning Management System (LMS) which has a range of learning materials starting with the course manual, videos, eLearning content, podcasts and a whole lot of assessments which promotes self-paced learning and help participants become confident of what is being taught.
- The course manual is divided into 5 modules. Each module has chapters and units.
- Face-to-Face Instructional Design: There will be two-day classroom training (total 16 hours) that will cover the important sections of the course material along with practice sessions. A one-day (6 hours) virtual follow-up session will be conducted to review assignments and clarify doubts. This will be followed by 4 hours of virtual session on Rapid Authoring Tools. After completing all these three aspects, participants are expected to complete a live project and take the final assessment. The certificate will be dependent on the successful completion of all these aspects.
- Online Instructional Design Certification: 20 hours of live virtual Instructor-led sessions conducted every alternate weekend spread over 10 sessions of 2.5 hours each. This is followed by live project and final assessment.
- Enterprise version: Preferably, the sessions will include 2-days of face-to-face instructor-led session on Instructional Design and 16 hours of virtual sessions on Rapid Authoring Tools. This is open to client customisation. Participants will be given access to the LMS and will need to complete the live project and final assessment for the certification.
- Participants are expected to go through LMS and read the manual, watch videos and listen to podcasts as well as read any additional reading material that are provided.
Who should get certified
- Curriculum developers
- Teachers and Educators
- Training, managers or coordinators
- Human Resource professionals
- Learning & Organization Development Experts
- Individuals seeking a career change or position within eLearning instructional design field
- Professionals who have taken on training role within their department
- Access to Learning Management System (LMS) with Course Manual
- 1-year complimentary access to the Digital Library
- Assignments and worksheets on the LMS