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  • Edgeworks Creative
  • 46 South Main Street Suite 3
  • Waterbury, Vermont 05676
  • 802.767.9100
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Effective, Efficient, and Engaging eLearning

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: 

  • designing instructional strategies
  • developing TEELE and eLearning curriculum, courses, or modules
  • creating assessment strategies and learner assessments
  • implementing and delivering the instructional content
  • evaluating the instructional efficacy of the training

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.

 

Why Instructional Design Matters

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. 

 

ID Models We Utilize

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:

  • 4C-ID 
  • ADDIE 
  • Dick and Carey
  • Smith & Ragan
  • SAM (Successive Approximation Model)
  • Agile or rapid prototyping
  • Integrative Learning Design Framework for Online Learning (Debbaugh)

 

The Role of Learning and Instructional Theories in Instructional Design

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.

 

ID Projects We Have Implemented

  • Design and development of an app-based training system for Michelin North America for use in their instructor-led classrooms. The web-app functions offline to allow Michelin to take their classrooms to remote without wifi access for off road and racing training situations. Learners are still able to work with all course materials offline and upon return to the classroom, the devices connect to wifi and all coursework is automatically loaded to the course website hub.
  • Design and development of a game-based training system for BFGoodrich for their Are You Driver Enough? Tour, a driving experience delivered in 50+ cities across the US and Canada from a branded 18-wheel truck over a two year span. The training system included a website for an invite-only experience and an on-site eLearning tablet network with a custom mobile app that included gamification and beacon-aware content to make the student experience fun and engaging. All training components were available in both French and English.
  • Design and development of all eLearning courses produced by Dovetail Consulting for Pharma Compliance training. All courses are produced in Articulate 360 with closed captioning, a downloadable transcript, interactive elements and designed to be easily branded for individual clients.
  • Design and development of compliance training guides and associated training and marketing materials for Alexion Pharmaceuticals world-wide training program, producing all materials in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Japanese.