e-Learning » Instructional Design
The purpose of an instructional design is to ensure that an e-learning content/module satisfies needs of an end learner and is in accordance with congnitive theories of learning behavior. Instructional design helps in creating modules which are crisp, effective, optimized and give the best learning experience.
ADDIE Model of Instructional Design
In Career Mantra we follow a five phased standard model for instructional design. Instructional designer gives suggestions, feddback and design guidelines throughout the development of a CBT or e-learning module.
Instructional designer and subject matter expert(SME) get involved with the customer in getting the requirement, undertsanding the traiing objectives and the learners' needs.
In the design phase the learning objective is formalized. Based on the learning objective and learners' demography, instructional designer creates an instructional model. The instructional model typically describes flow, rich media content, animation and interactive content for the e-learning module.
In the development phase of the e-learning module/CBT, instructional designer interacts with content writer, SME, and the interface designer provides feedback.
After the development is over, instructional designer approves the content.
We take feedback from the customer/end user through our in-built processes. The feedback is evaluated for criticality and the relevance by the SME and the instructional designer who then suggest course correction, if any.
Instructional design of a instructor led course content is quite different from that of a CBT and e-learning module. Our instructional designers have in-depth knowledge of congnitive and behavioral sciences and factor these important elements in the e-learning and CBT modules. All this helps us optimize the level of interactivity, rich media insertion and the assessmneti criteria. What this does for you is that you get a best of breed solution