Learning Design Live – have you registered for your free place?
In this second preview of learning design live we hear from Dr Richard Hyde and Sam Yates about what they’ll be covering in their sessions within the conference.
eLearning professionals can gain in-depth advice on their sector and share ideas with other design specialists at learning design live – a new free conference taking place at the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition this month.
The eLearning Network is sponsoring the conference and some of our directors and members will be presenting over the two days to facilitate and ignite further conversations between sessions.
At learning design live, held on 29 & 30 September at Birmingham’s NEC there’ll be sessions on a range of subjects from how to create effective design goals, diagnostic assessments, action mapping to gamifying your content and overcoming the latest challenges in instructional design.
Let’s hear from 2 of the speakers:
Dr Richard Hyde, CEO of award winning e-learning company Mind Click, will run through the different stages of action mapping, from process to production.
He explains: “action mapping is a response to the copious quantities of source content that e-learning designers are so often faced with. It really helps to determine what should and shouldn’t be in a course and the most appropriate treatment to apply to different topics. It’s also a great reference point when we are immersed in a project and need to remind ourselves of the key behavioural outcomes. In short, it helps us see the wood from the trees.
“Action mapping can be used on any size of project and is proven to result in more focussed e-learning. However, it’s critical to ensure subject matter experts fully understand the rationale for using it and the steps involved. Once the entire team has bought into the process, e-learning design becomes more efficient and opens the door for more creative treatments.”
For e-learning developers looking to incorporate action mapping into their activity should refer to Cathy Moore’s model for consolidating content for e-learning as Richard explains:
“Cathy Moore’s action mapping process is a pragmatic four step process that e-learning designers use to ensure their courses are focussed on key behavioural outcomes. First we define a SMART goal for the course. This is followed by key behaviours and activities that can help achieve those behaviours. Finally, we link information to the activities that may be required along the way.”
Sam Yates, Instructional Designer at Unicorn Training Group, is set to guide delegates through branching scenarios. Unicorn – the Bournemouth-based organisation has nearly 30 years’ experience and specialises in the financial services and procurement sectors.
Sam will explain branching scenarios, the benefits to the learner and how they can be incorporated into e-learning.
She says: “Branching scenarios provide the user with a number of different options where each route they choose will then impact on the outcome. This method of delivering learning creates a safe environment – one where the learner is free to explore different avenues and not necessarily identify the correct answer immediately.
“In this way the user is in control of their own learning and has ownership of the process – the knock-on effect of this is a boost to learner engagement and motivation.
“This type of learning works particularly well when addressing soft skills, such as sales management, where the outcome is more fluid rather than compliance training where a definite answer is sought.
“Branching scenarios can be built into existing e-learning programmes. Time needs to be invested in the initial stages, creating a solid branching scenario template which can then be adapted.”
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