At CourseArc we have created hundreds of engaging online courses for our clients and in this process we have found that many K-12 organizations, universities, and corporate training departments have few to no resources with formal training in instructional design. That’s why we are excited to release our free, self-paced course, titled Principles of Instructional Design: A Roadmap for Creating Engaging eLearning Content.
Learn more about instructional design and eLearning with our second module, titled Theory Informs Practice. Pedagogy should be the backbone of any instruction, regardless of how it is delivered, whether that be in a traditional classroom, hybrid, or fully online. Just as a teacher might use the structure of a lesson plan to craft their instruction, an online course should follow the same conventions. That is, all online instruction should follow a framework to ensure the instruction is rich, meaningful, and meets the overall objectives.
In this module we will look at
- applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to improve instruction;
- using Robert Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction as the framework for building online content;
- learning about how brain research should influence course design and development;
- creating high quality assessments to measure course goals and objectives; and
- examining interactivity in online content to improve learner interaction.