Training is part art (especially the delivery) and part science (especially the instructional design). Following the Instructional Systems Design model will help ensure that your training designs result in training that is instructionally sound and effective.
There are many things we know about adult learners — how they learn, what motivates them to learn, how they recall information, how they remember skills, how they are alike, and how they are different. It makes sense to take advantage of this knowledge to ensure that our training hits its mark.
As a result of participating in Instructional Design, you should be able to design and develop a high impact training module. Specifically, you should be able to:
- Follow an industry standard instructional design and development process.
- Define instructional goals and outcomes.
- Create learning objectives that direct the learner and define the training.
- Create assessments that are linked to learning objectives.
- Create an audience profile.
- Perform a task analysis.
- Develop instructional strategies appropriate for the skills and content.
- Create high impact learning activities based on five content types and two levels of instruction.
- Select and/or develop instructional materials based on your company standards.
- Evaluate training programs to determine their effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
Activities and Materials
This is a hands-on workshop; activities include: performance consulting debrief and review, interactive lecture on Instructional Design, creating instructional goals, conducting an audience analysis and instructional analysis, writing performance objectives and assessment items, quizzes, report outs, application of instructional strategies and content types, and applying this information in developing and selecting instructional materials.