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Thursday, April 17, 2008

eLearning Design and Development Training Course

Someone on LinkedIn asked:
Can anyone recommend a really good e-learning design/development training course?

This is for a colleague who is new to instructional design & development so something that covers the basics at an introductory level would be best. Thanks!

The responses pointed me to a couple of resources I hadn't seen before:

  • MyUdutu
A simple course that describes some basic principles of online training course design, and will serve as a template for a simple course if you copy it and substitute your own content.

http://publish.myudutu.com/published/courses/140/Course867/v2007_5_9_15_41_...
An introduction to instructional design and course development and guidance on selecting the right design and development tools.

http://www.rpi.edu/coursedevelopers/DesigningInstruction/DI_index.htm

I know that I've seen others.

What else is out there?

7 comments:

Chris said...

Tony,

The MyUdutu course contains a lot of the no-nos I hate to see in eLearning, particularly the ever-irritating "reading to me what's on the screen" technique:

http://www.equixotic.com/2008/04/03/on-narration-and-elearning/

eLearning "experts" may disagree, but as a learner, this isn't the sort of eLearning I want to see, and I don't think it should be held up as a model for new (or experienced) eLearning designers.

Just my opinion...

Sarah Stewart said...

I am not sure if this would be of interest.

Designing for flexible learning practice: http://wikieducator.org/Designing_for_flexible_learning_practice

It is an open access course delivered by Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand.

V Yonkers said...

I have been using a framework put out by
R. Phillips (2004) as a starting point for my students. It is not perfect, but I think it highlights the factors that should be included in an e-learning design. Of course, I saw this question also and my first thought was this is like asking for a basic resource on how to make steel. I can walk you through the process, but it doesn't mean that you'll be able to make it without knowing the classification of the steel (specialty, alloy, or carbon), the type of production process (continuous casting or melt shop, bars, rolling, casting, and pouring), the size and form of the finished product, etc...

Tom Wilcow said...

B Online Learning in Australian offer a "Master E-Learning Course". It is conducted fully online and includes student access to best of breed learning technology - Learnflex and Atlantic Link. It will be launced internationally in August 2008
www.bonlinelearning.com.au

Sheri Schmeckpeper said...

I'm Director of Distance Learning at Central Arizona College, and we have over 20 1-credit courses available that relate to e-learning and androgogy (adult learning). All courses are fully online & run for 1-2 weeks each. Depending on the definition of "e-Learning," and what the person wants to achieve, this could be a great option.

Jessica said...

Thanks for the great resources. I'm excited to find quick training courses on e-learning at Instructional Design. The Central Arizona College courses look great! Registering soon.

Anonymous said...

Saint Joseph's University has a new graduate level elearning design course...