INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN | A live online course with a Learning Evangelist at Microsoft | ELVTR
live online course

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

LIVE ONLINE COURSE
Dates:
14 JUNE - 28 JULY 2022
Duration:
6 WEEKS
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
4 PM PST / 7 PM EST

Wouldn't it be great to stop worrying about whether or not your learning programs will succeed and deliver 100% instructionally sound content, every time?

 

Start making engaging, valuable courses and e-learning programs that your audience will love. Learn the secrets of effective instructional design while creating your own course in this live 6-week course with Liana Griffin, Learning Evangelist for Microsoft.

 

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

  • YOU WANT TO BECOME A BETTER EDUCATOR

     

    Learn how to pinpoint the perfect audience and keep learners engaged with techniques like gamification. You'll start from building a project plan and finish with a ready course storyboard, crafted with the help of ID and design tools ranging from beginner to cutting-edge.

  • YOU'RE AN EDTECH ENTREPRENEUR

     

    Liana Griffin, Learning Evangelist for Microsoft, will teach you Fortune 500-tested strategies to identify market fit, assess the effectiveness of your content, and productively collaborate with subject matter experts.

  • YOU WANT TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

     

    Learn how to identify employee skills gaps, work effectively with subject matter experts, and create your own course to pitch to corporate clients. Liana will help you master these skills and break into a field with an average salary of $85,000.

YOUR ASCENT STARTS HERE.

Build your own course or training ready to take to stakeholders.

You have a great idea for a course or training. You're sure your audience will love it. But how do you convince stakeholders to believe in your idea as much as you do?

In this course, you'll learn how to identify skill gaps, apply visual and instructional design best practices, and bring decision makers over to your side with powerful data and presentations. You'll finish in 6 weeks with a completed course ready to take to stakeholders.

Learn the secrets of effective course design from an ID professional making a global impact.

Liana's learning and development programs have helped hundreds of thousands of people grow in their skills while driving value to companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon.

In this course, you won't just learn pro tips for crafting effective instructional design — you'll get one-on-one coaching on your own course and pitch.

 
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
01
RESEARCH &
PLANNING
Inject savvy into your ID process where it matters the most — the project planning stage. Liana will teach you how to identify profitable target audiences, build realistic project scopes, and keep stakeholders happy using the same strategies she uses to drive content reaching global learners.
02
DESIGN &
CONTENT
Hack effective course design on short timelines. You'll uncover the latest tools and strategies for course development in the post-pandemic world while designing your own expert-approved course.
03
EVALUATION &
ROI

Learn how to answer the question, "Is your course effective?" with a verifiable number value. Step beyond post-factum student reviews and discover metrics to determine your business ROI before, during, and after your course.

Instructor
Liana
Griffin
LinkedIn Profile
  • Learning Evangelist [Business Program Manager], Microsoft
  • Led instructional design for Amazon Kindle, creating high quality training content for all e-learning programs, virtual classrooms, tool kits, and study guides
  • Created 100+ hours of instructional material for Facebook, integrating techniques like gamification into on-boarding materials and workshops
  • Proven leader in effective design, project management, e-learning, and storytelling for 20+ years, delivering 100% instructionally sound courses for learners all over the world
Liana Griffin
COURSE INTRODUCTION
SYLLABUS

MODULE 1

Introduction to Instructional Design

01
TUE (6/14), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Introduction to Instructional Design

Identify learning principles, behaviorism, the history of instructional design and best practices to leverage for your course.

  • What is instructional design?
  • History of ID (and the pandemic)
  • Types of instructional design

Assignment #1: Create a 2-minute video project pitch presentation about your course and why you want to build it. If you don't have a course in mind to build, use this video presentation to introduce yourself and what you want to get out of this course.

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02
THU (6/16), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Instructional Design Fundamentals

Liana teaches best practices in instructional design and learner development strategies.

  • Learning Strategies
  • Gange’s 9 Principles
  • Storytelling & Gamification
  • Modalities
  • Development strategies: ADDIE, SAM, and RADDEST

Assignment #2 (optional): Identify learning principles, behaviorism, and instructional design best practices you will leverage for your course.

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MODULE 2

Analyzing Needs

03
TUE (6/21), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Types of Analysis and Outcomes

Learn how to verify the effectiveness of your course with stakeholders by creating instructionally sound, quantifiable learning objectives.

  • Cognitive Gap Analysis
  • Learning Objectives
  • Bloom's Taxonomy 

Assignment #3: Based on the business gap or goal, write out your course learning objectives and identify the level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

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04
THU (6/23), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
What Makes a Good Training?

This class teaches you how to develop quantifiable learning objectives and a robust assessment for your learners.

  • Writing Assessments
  • Assessment Exercise Activity

Assignment #4: Based on your course learning objectives, write up an assessment activity to quantify that learning goal.

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05
TUE (6/28), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Training Development Plan

Get proven strategies and ID life hacks for developing courses quickly and keeping stakeholders happy.

  • Agile Development
  • Agile and ADDIE
  • Training Development Process
  • Project Analysis
  • Resources and Timelines
  • ROPES

Assignment #5 (optional): Populate project plan with timeline, milestones, and RACI with stakeholders.

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MODULE 3

Design and Develop

06
THU (6/30), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Demo: Design and Development

Liana will demonstrate best visual design practices for creating a storyboard or demo that you can share with stakeholders.

  • 8 design and presentation tools for incredible ID content (Storyline, Captivate, Camtasia, Canva, Photoshop, Vyond, Well Said Labs, PPT)
  • Training Development Tools 
  • Storyboards
  • Creating engaging content
  • Typography
  • ROPES Showcase

Assignment #6: Complete your course content outline using ROPES and Gange’s 9 steps.

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07
THU (7/7), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Workshop #1

Present your storyboards and get constructive feedback from the class and Liana before you start building out the supporting elements of your course.

  • Showcase Student Work
    • Learning Objectives
    • Assessment
    • Content Outline
  • Case studies

Assignment #7 (optional): Leverage your course content and build out your storyboard for your course.

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08
TUE (7/12), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Workshop #2

Present your course assets and get constructive feedback from the class and Liana.

  • Showcase Student Work
    • Learning Objectives
    • Assessment
    • Content Outline

Assignment #8: Leverage your content outline to create a draft training course.

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09
THU (7/14), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Workshop #3: Showcase, Part 1

Today, you'll pitch your course concept for the class, as you would for stakeholders, or offer other students feedback on their course presentations.

  • Student presentations: Course concept

Assignment #9 (optional): Incorporate any feedback from the class or stakeholders to begin developing your MVP.

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10
TUE (7/19), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Workshop #4: Showcase, Part 2

You'll continue with student stakeholder presentations and feedback.

  • Student presentations: Course concept

Assignment #10: Turn in the link to your final course prior to the MVP presentation.

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MODULE 4

Evaluation, Implementation, and Career

11
THU (7/21), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
Training Evaluation & Implementation

Liana teaches you how to objectively verify the effectiveness of the training and communicate your findings to stakeholders. You'll explore some end-to-end case studies connecting course development to measurable outcomes and ROI.

  • Communication Plan
  • Kirkpatrick Levels of Evaluation
  • ROI & Business Data
  • Case Studies
  • Facilitation Tips
  • Presentation best practices

Assignment #11: Complete the final assessment.

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12
TUE (7/26), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
MVP Presentation

You did it — you created an engaging, instructionally sound course! Present your MVP course to the class.

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THU (7/28), 4 PM PST/7 PM EST
BONUS Career Workshop

Join Liana for a bonus 75-minute career workshop that prepares you to successfully go after your next ID role.

  • LinkedIn profile
  • Interviewing
  • Culture and fit
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