The Ideal ID Framework for End-to-End Learning Programs
- 13 December, 2022
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Instructional Design is nowadays linked to creating digital learning media. These learning media can be delivered in the form of Instructor-Led Training (ILT), Web-Based Training (WBT), or Computer-Based Training (CBT). Seldom do people get into the intrinsic details of what it takes to create digital learning. Also, how do we develop end-to-end learning programs that serve all the specific needs of the curriculum?
The ID process can be the wheelhouse for end-to-end content solutions. This means that in order to ensure learning efficacy, you must look at the learning program as a whole and maintain high-quality instructional design throughout.
Designing end-to-end learning programs and courses
The first step of developing this process begins with assessing the end learning goals of the program. For us, at Magic EdTech, this process generally begins with taking our clients’ inputs and churning them into a learning module. Along with this, we also integrate additional training aids and assessment tools that align with these requirements.
End-to-end learning program development is left incomplete without grading up the course according to the pedagogical needs to ensure learning efficacy. Here’s what the process entails:
1. Analyzing the Input
Carry out a thorough input analysis of various forms right from legacy print media to existing digital media. Assess the reusable assets, stock images, linked audio, any streamed online snippets, etc. to make sure that the turnover information for the business requirements is complete and understood.
Conduct brainstorming sessions internally between multiple groups that are closely knit to serve the client’s goals. Meet with the client to propose a roadmap for product development. Gain buy-in on ideas from the client and suggest recommendations for any needs that aren’t being met through the initial scope.
3. Develop the Learning Objectives
Devise effective learning objectives that are curriculum-driven. These must be at par with the existing trends in the industry and the competition. They must also cohesively map to the learning needs and facilitate the design of an interactive course with graded progression. The goal here is to propose an ROI to the end learner of the course.
4. Structure the Content Flow
This is a crucial step for Instructional Designers. Create engaging and interactive content that is scaffolded with required visual aids. This will ensure that the knowledge transfer is effective and impactful for the learner. Most learners learn better with visuals rather than through text. This means, your learning content’s graphical flow is just as important as the instructional flow.
5. Integrate Multimedia and Other Engagement Modules
Integrate media assets, audio scripts, and self-evaluation tools to pace the learning program. Ensure that all new assets are reusable from a technology standpoint so that the clients can reuse them in multiple formats for as long as they wish.
6. Add Assessments for Measuring
Add on assessment tools that are templatized to measure learning efficacy. This is also an endeavor to standardize the assessments and make them consistent all across the learning programs.
7. Feedback loops and ongoing progress monitoring
Address specific needs of the clients on a case-by-case basis to offer bespoke solutions.
The onus to deliver the content also forms a part of an essential responsibility while catering to the content needs. There must be a seamless distribution of learning courses while ensuring 100% learning efficacy. At Magic EdTech, we enable our clients to deliver this content either through our in-house platform, MagicBox or through the client’s own proprietary systems.
While we create the content, reusability to achieve cost efficiency is of prime importance. This goal facilitates the clients to distribute the same content across various channels. The components that are created are a well-thought-through part of the program where technical challenges and the possibilities of content distribution are closely knit to deliver the best ROI to the client and also the end goal of offering the best to the learner is achieved.