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Instructor Led Training, Instructional Design, and Content Curation
23 Jun 2020

What Do You Want _______ To Do for You?

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Instructor Led Training, Knowledge Checks, Instructional Design, Content Curation, Virtual Training, Story-boarding, Documentation, Coaching, Mentoring, Workbooks, Facilitation, Workshops, Role Play, Quizzes, Games, Portal, LMS, One on One’s, Train the Trainers, Online Modules etc.

Instructor Led Training, Instructional Design, and Content Curation

When deciding on and planning for any of the above, it may help to begin with the outcome first. By clearly defining your desired results, you can determine what you need. This is where the art of instructional design comes into play, guiding you to strategically design and develop engaging learning experiences that align with your goals.

Some time ago, I worked on an instructional design project to create a wireframe playbook. When provided with the brief, I read it, re-read it and read it again. I had no idea what a wireframe playbook was. I searched online, asked peers and sought clarification from the project lead, but no one could explain what it was.

When looked at it individually, a wireframe is a detailed visual model of an application’s user interface that includes functionality and content, and a playbook (according to Accenture)  includes “process workflows, standard operating procedures, and cultural values that shape a consistent response—the play.”

The moment of clarity came when I met with the clients and talked about the end user and the what/why/how/when of the “wireframe playbook.” It became clear that the client didn’t want a detailed visual model of an application’s user interface, including process workflows, standard operating procedures, and cultural values. What they wanted was for someone to collate all their processes and create a document with buttons and hyperlinks, which looked good and was easy to update.

When something is unclear, ask questions till it becomes clear. When something is clear, ask questions to confirm you’re on the same page. The purpose of asking questions is to ensure you can deliver what the client needs and also to help the client understand their needs better.

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Revolutionising Learning: Embracing the Art of Instructional Design

The field of instructional design has emerged as a game-changer in the realm of learning and development. By strategically combining the knowledge and programs above, one can create engaging and effective learning experiences. With meticulous content curation, documentation, and tailored facilitation techniques, instructional design revolutionises traditional approaches and enables learners to thrive in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

Read Outsourcing Instructional Design Work and Its Benefits, or check out our training courses for more details.

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