Instructional Design for Effective Learning (OpenLearning)

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Instructional Design for Effective Learning (OpenLearning)
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 the OpenLearning team, this course explores the principles of effective learning design; relevant to face-to-face teaching as well as online and blended.

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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 - $50AUD

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.


Course Outcomes

- Reflect on educational learning philosophy and pedagogy for deep learning

- Evaluate and critique learning experiences based on how much they could facilitate deep learning

- Identify the parameters and critical features relevant to a learning situation and students

- Determine the needs, interests and motivations of learners in a learning program

- 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


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!

Module 1: How people learn best

We will explore how people learn best, delving into pedagogy, motivation and how to facilitate deep learning. This will form the solid foundations needed to design an effective learning program and set everything else in motion!


Module 2: Determine program parameters

This section explores who your learners are, how to motivate them and ask all the right questions before jumping into the design stage.


Module 3: Design the learning program structure

Here we cover the bigger picture of your learning program, deciding on learning outcomes (for the end game), assessment and developing the program's structure and flow.


Module 4: Developing learning program content and activitie

This module explores the essence of your learning program: developing the content and resources for your learning program; and ways to create effective and fun activities.


Module 5: The learning program final touches and review

In this section, you will review your learning program for effectiveness, before getting ready to share your completed Design Project!



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