Sample Module: Instructional Design Basics

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Course overview
A free sample of the "Getting Started" module from our Instructional Design course.

About the course

Have you ever gone through training or another type of educational experience and wondered who designed it?

Most people are familiar with a model where professors and other experts lecture about their subject, but the world of instructional design offers a wide variety of methods for pairing proven learning strategies with robust content to create engaging learning experiences.

This course will provide a high-level overview of instructional design, from the purpose and function of a non-subject-matter-expert instructional designer on a team, to the learning theories and design methods used to design instruction, to the technology used to develop and deliver synchronous and asynchronous training to various audiences.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:
  • Define instructional design
  • Distinguish different instructional design modalities
  • Describe how instructional designers work with other learning team roles
  • Gather information about audience and client needs
  • Identify when different instructional design modalities work best for clients
  • Explain how different types of learning are delivered

Practical approach

Our training is designed to provide the skills in a practical approach. Our students' success is our best asset in showing the quality of our training.

Globally oriented

This course provides the basic purposes and methods of instructional design, equipping learners with the knowledge to pursue further training and careers for an in-demand industry the world over.

For your career

Whether you want to boost your career within the company you are working or grow at your own business by applying the latest strategies we teach, this course is for you.

Course Lessons

While we strive to ensure accessibility in our online offerings, this course does not entirely conform to the latest accessibility best practices. For more, see our Accessibility Statement.