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About Learning Design

A closer look at quality learning design practice

Learning content design is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. While execution of the design phase of a project is the most fun, any designer will tell you that the planning stage is the most important.  For example, a client may tell me a story that illustrates their vision for a project. I am listening for what is most important to their learning audience, what success will look like, and what will motivate their audience to want to learn. This page is a peek behind the curtain of my design methodologies that are rooted in instructional design and adult learning theory.  


By following these principles, I am able to expertly design learner-centered content and assets that are effective, engaging, and tailored to the unique needs of learners in both academic and corporate environments.

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  • Identify Learning Objectives:

    • Start by clearly defining the learning objectives. What should learners be able to do or understand after completing the course? These objectives serve as the foundation for your course design.

  • Analyze the Audience:

    • Understand your learners' needs, preferences, and prior knowledge. Consider their age, background, and experience level. This information will help tailor the course content to their specific needs.

  • Select Appropriate Content:

    • Choose relevant content that aligns with the learning objectives. Ensure that the material is up-to-date and presented in a format that is easy to comprehend.

  • Create Engaging Multimedia:

    • Incorporate multimedia elements like videos, images, and interactive simulations. These can enhance learner engagement and comprehension. Use storytelling techniques to make content relatable.

  • Interactive Assessments:

    • Design assessments that actively involve learners. Incorporate quizzes, assignments, and real-world scenarios to test their understanding and encourage critical thinking.

  • Provide Clear Navigation:

    • Create a user-friendly interface with intuitive navigation. Learners should easily find their way through the course materials without confusion.

  • Use Adaptive Learning:

    • In both academic and corporate settings, consider adaptive learning technologies. These systems tailor the course content to each learner's progress and abilities.

  • Incorporate Social Learning:

    • Foster collaboration and discussion among learners. Incorporate discussion forums, peer reviews, or group projects to encourage knowledge sharing.

  • Accessibility and Inclusivity:

    • Ensure that the course is accessible to all learners, including those with disabilities. Use alt text for images, closed captions for videos, and consider various learning styles.

  • Feedback and Iteration:

    • Collect feedback from learners through surveys or assessments. Use this input to make continuous improvements to the course content and design.

  • Time Management:

    • Structure the course with a clear schedule. Ensure that learners can manage their time effectively, especially in corporate settings where employees might have other responsibilities.

  • Support and Resources:

    • Offer resources and support channels such as FAQs, email support, or live chat for learners who need assistance or have questions.

  • Gamification and Rewards:

    • Integrate gamification elements like badges, certificates, or leaderboards to motivate learners and acknowledge their achievements.

  • Regular Updates:

    • In both academic and corporate settings, keep the course content up-to-date to reflect changes in the field or industry.

  • Evaluate and Measure:

    • Implement metrics and analytics to assess the course's effectiveness. Analyze learner performance and use data to refine the course further.

  • Flexibility and Personalization:

    • Allow learners to customize their learning paths or choose from a variety of resources, accommodating different learning preferences and paces.

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