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Designing eLearning training can be challenging when your department is already overloaded with work and short on staff with the relevant skills needed to execute your training projects successfully. At Edgeworks Creative, we help companies design, develop, implement and deliver eLearning instruction by utilizing proven Instructional Design theories, models and methodologies to guide the process of assessing your instructional needs and training goals. We can help you every step of the way with:
We specialize in designing training for Technology Enriched and Enabled Learning Environments (TEELE), developing instructional content for online learning, hybrid or blended learning, and even digital training support to assist with face-to-face Instructor-Led training (ILT) technology enhanced classrooms. Whether you are looking to develop an entire curriculum, need help developing a single Sharable Content Object Reference Module (SCORM) module, or want to develop a just-in-time training resource delivered via a mobile device, we can help.
Instructional Design (ID), also known as or instructional systems design (ISD) is a systematic process for designing efficient, effective, and engaging instruction. In the context of workplace learning, ID provides a systematic process for effectively designing your corporate training programs. Learning experiences and materials created through the ID process pay close attention to the alignment of the instruction to the instructional goals, and result in the acquisition and the application of knowledge and skills.
Creating effective learning experiences can be complicated. Widely implemented learning practices that are little more than myths contribute to inefficient learning programs that don't achieve meaningful results. ID combines the art of creating compelling learning experiences with the science of cognitive learning by using proven instructional design models as frameworks to guide the creation of engaging learning activities that facilitate the acquisition of new knowledge, skills or attitudes based on the science of how people learn. Choosing an ID model that aligns with your eLearning strategy is an essential step in developing your training. Some of the prescriptive instructional design models we work with use include:
Learning theories explain how learning happens and provide foundations and frameworks to inform the best practices for instructional design. Understanding how learning happens and how to best structure instructional content to facilitate learning is necessary to acheive instructional objectives. There are three major learning theory camps that help infrom the design of successful instructional content: behaviorism, which proposes that learning is a response to stimuli; cognitivism which focuses on the way that information is processed in the learner's mental structure; and constructivism in which the learner makes their own meaning from rich learning environments in which the learner is allowed to interact. But learning theories alone are not enough, as they cannot tell us which methods to utilize to achieve intended learning outcomes. We therefore also utilize instructional theories to provide explicit guidance as to how to best structure learning activities to help people learn.