What is
Instructional Design?

Instructional Design is the practice of creating eLearning content that enhances the learning experience. Which makes the acquisition and retention of knowledge more efficient, effective and appealing to the learner.

Skillslive has an impressive track record in course development. We have created courses for small businesses through to global brands with a diverse audience.

Our content services include development of online training, mobile learning, Instructor led training, blended learning, gamification and virtual reality. Our instructional design approach is tailored to the organisations requirements and targets the audiences learning styles. Skillslive’s solutions are unique for each client to achieve their budget, timelines and provide value for money.

What is Instructional design?

The creation of learning experiences and materials in a manner that results in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. The discipline follows a system of assessing needs, designing a process, developing materials and evaluating their effectiveness.

To begin designing more effective learning material, whether for online courses or employee training, it comes down to a few critical components:

  • Analysis - To create ideal learning material, understanding the learners you serve is a must. Why are they studying the subject? Why is a learning solution required? What are the goals of the course? This assessment is what drives the development of learning objectives and dictates the method of content delivery.

  • Design & Development - This stage includes the most hands-on aspects of instructional design: the outlining, drafting, and development of the curriculum, lesson plans and any other learning material deemed beneficial to the learning process.

  • Implementation - Now it’s time to put your clever design strategy to the test. To find out how the learning material performs in a real-world setting, the next step is to share it, including all workbooks, assessments, and video demonstrations, on a provisional basis.

  • Evaluation - Without evaluating the success of the learning solution, instructional design would be guesswork. The methods of evaluation used depend on the learning objective in question, but the basics are simple. Did the course do what it was designed to? If the employees who completed training are succeeding back on the job, that’s a good sign. There are several in-depth evaluation models to choose from as well, including the Learning-Transfer Evaluation ModelKirkpatrick’s Four levels of Training Evaluation, the Philips ROI Methodology, and several others.

What is the instructional designers role?

An instructional designer makes learning accessible to the learner with a defined propose to meet core learning objectives. It’s the knowledge and experience to better understand how people learn differently combined with the ability to create engaging content. Not an easy outcome to achieve!

Skillslive has the experience and a comprehensive understanding of the latest advancements in content authoring tools. We work with the worlds leading technology providers in being able to select the right application to suit your needs. Not all tools are the same or fit for your purpose. Skillslive understands what is required and will create learning programs that align with organisational learning strategies and will achieve the desired business outcomes. 

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An LMS (Learning Management System or eLearning Platform) is a learning software designed to deliver, track and certify online courses and training. Learn more…
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SCORM and AICC are international standards for tracking eLearning activities. xAPI (formerly Tin Can API) is the Learning Objects new standard.