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Instructional Design - COMING IN 2ND HALF OF 2020

Instructional Design - COMING IN 2ND HALF OF 2020

Instructional Design - COMING IN 2ND HALF OF 2020

Do you design learning experiences? Training room, online or onsite? You need quality materials and an engaging learning process, shaped by the best tools and theory of instructional design.

In this one-day course, you’ll learn how to analyse your context and how to engage adult learners in the light of adult learning principles. You’ll explore the impact of neuroscience and learner preferences and how to apply these ideas when designing your learning.

Learn the tools-of-the-trade that every instructional designer should know:

  1. How to write learning outcomes
  2. Storyboarding
  3. Learning architecture
  4. Chunking and sequencing
  5. Spacing and pacing
  6. Exercises and feedback
  7. Visual and graphic design

You will learn how to put those tools to work in instructional design models, the phases of a training project, and how to design for maximum retention and learning transfer.

If you’re new to instructional design or in need of a refresher to keep your skills current, then this course will equip you with flexible guidelines for designing effective learning experiences in training room, online and on-site environments. Register today!


It's a great course to refresh your fundamentals about training and instructional design. People in this field tend to lose focus after every few years and this course is a great opportunity to brush up your theory and look at emerging trends in the training domain.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the roles of instructional design
  2. Apply key principles of adult learning to instructional design
  3. Identify the different types of cognitive load and design to manage them
  4. Use different storyboarding techniques to organise content for optimum result
  5. Describe the role of different learning architectures
  6. Apply basic visual design principles that genuinely facilitate learning
  7. Design for all phases of learning
  8. Identify and articulate precise learning outcomes
  9. Build feedback mechanisms into your design
  10. Design to facilitate memory

You should attend this course if you want to:

  1. More effectively engage adult learners
  2. Produce higher quality learning resources
  3. Design learning processes that increase retention
  4. Put together learning programs more quickly
  5. Shift careers into instructional design
  6. Create eye-catching course materials

Who should attend?

  1. Professional trainers
  2. Training manual writers
  3. eLearning designers
  4. Teachers
  5. Career changers
  6. Trainers or L & D professionals looking to more effectively design learning experiences

Course Outline


  1. Adult learning principles
  2. Impact of neuroscience - cognitive load, attention, connection, memory
  3. Learning Styles and the senses


  1. Chunking and sequencing
  2. Storyboarding
  3. Spacing and pacing
  4. Learning architecture
  5. Creating Connections
  6. Exercises and feedback


  1. Introducing ADDIE (and SAM and AGILE)
  2. Performance gap
  3. Start with the end in mind
  4. Design for the content and environment


  1. The 4 key principles of graphic design
  2. Visual design for slides and materials
  3. Design for retention and application
  4. Review and action plans

Participation in this AITD course will be recognised through a certificate and a digital badge.



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