Instructional Design for Effective Learning

e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age
December 12, 2018

Instructional Design for Effective Learning

Want to engage and motivate your students? Keen to create authentic and meaningful learning experiences that really connect?

In this course, learn how to design and develop an amazing learning program that your students will love!

Taught by OpenLearning’s Chief Learning Officer Brooke Hahn, this course explores the principles of effective instructional design; relevant to face-to-face teaching as well as online and blended.

Throughout the course you will:

  • Practice designing engaging and effective learning experiences for students.
  • Delve into the Constructivist theory of education and use it to inform your instructional design thinking, before applying the instructional design process to designing and developing a learning program.
  • Build your own Instructional Design Project, ideally for you to use in your real-world teaching. In this project, you will design and develop a high-level learning program plan for 6 sessions; with 1 of these sessions planned out with engaging learning experiences.

This is an interactive and fun course! Get to know each other, have meaningful discussions and really take ownership of your own learning process.

Time involved in the course

This course is taught entirely online. There is no set time frame, you can do the activities when they suit you best.

It should take approximately 12-15 hours to complete the core learning experiences, plus your Instructional Design Project.

Optional paid certification 

Want to receive a Certificate of Completion, to recognise your time and experience throughout the course? You can now purchase a completion certificate when you complete 100% of the course.

What You Will Learn

 Course Outcomes

  • Identify the parameters and critical features relevant to a learning situation and students
  • Design a learning program structure
  • Write measurable learning outcomes
  • Develop a learning program’s content
  • Design creative, authentic and meaningful activities that align with learning outcomes
  • Review and evaluate the effectiveness of a learning program
  • Evaluate and critique learning experiences based on how Constructivist they are

Course Overview

This course is made up of 5 core modules that step through the process of designing a learning program from start to finish. Work through them at your own pace!