How To Plan, Design & Develop a Learning Program

How To Plan, Design & Develop a Learning Program

Instructional & Curriculum Design: Create Effective Training Programs | taught by Sarah Cordiner (BA Hons Ed & PGCE Ed)

Course description

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to conceptualise, design and develop learning programs to meet an identified need for a group of learners.

It will take you through the process of how to identify the parameters of a learning program, determine the design and outline the content.

This course will benefit any trainer, facilitator, instructional designer, curriculum developer, online or offline instructor or anyone who who wants to learn how to teach, design and develop learning programs.

This course is one module from the "Train the Trainer and Curriculum Design" course also available as an online course in this school:

This course is delivered by Sarah Cordiner, an expert educational instructor and curriculum developer.

Sarah Cordiner (BA Hons Ed & PGCE Ed)
Sarah Cordiner (BA Hons Ed & PGCE Ed)

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Course Curriculum

Welcome to the Train the Trainer Program!
Meet Your Trainer - Sarah Cordiner
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Define the parameters of the learning program - Intro
A learning program definition
The different types of learning programs
What influences the program design?
Learning Timeframes
ACTIVITY: Planning Your Program Timeframes
ACTIVITY: The Learning Environment
Identifying the purpose of your learning program
ACTIVITY: Define your learning program
ACTIVITY: The Purpose of Your Learning Program
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Define the Parameters of the Learning Program - Stakeholder Needs
Section Introduction
Who are your stakeholders?
Stakeholder needs
ACTIVITY: Your stakeholders and their needs
Learner vs Teacher centered education
ACTIVITY: Be Learner-Centered
Identify target learner group needs
Identify Individual learner needs
Understanding Modes of Learning
Adult Learner Needs: Andragogy vs Pedagogy
Principle 1: Self-Directing
Principle 2: Relevance
Principle 3: Learn by doing
Principle 4: Experience
Principle 5: All of the Senses
Principle 6: Practice
Principle 7: Personal Development
Addressing special educational needs
Research learner needs: Pre-assessment
The vital pieces of research you must conduct before starting
Conducting pre-assessment with surveys
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Define the Parameters of the Learning Program - Competency Needs
Building Skills vs Knowledge
What is competence? The different types of competence to build
Designing competency-based training
Specifying Performance Criteria
ACTIVITY: Designing competency based training
Contextualise competence
Contextualise the subject matter
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Language, Literacy & Numeracy in Learning Program Design
Industry Specific Language & Terminology
Your Learner LLN Abilities
Testing LLN & LLN Pre-Requisites
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Determine the aims, objectives and learning outcomes
The difference between program aims and objectives
Develop learning outcomes
Develop Lesson/Session Plans
Session Plan Template
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Develop the structure of the learning program
What learning product or program will the content form?
Buy, Build or Outsource Your Content
Resource Purchasing Checklist
Where to find, buy or outsource existing resources
Critical collaboration for learning content development
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Develop program content
Introduction to section - overview where we’re at
The 10 Stages of Instructional Design
Follow the Qualification Method
New Resources Pre-Start Checklist
Plan for Contextualisation
Start with your criteria
The Powerpoint Method
How to go from ‘head to paper’
Start Organising
Understanding Progressive Learning
Pulling the Skeleton Together Using the Research
The Super Simple Course Plan Template (Screencast)
The Advanced Curriculum Design Templates
Training & Assessment Strategies (screencast)
The 8 steps to planning your course content
Step 1: Personal / Personable Hook
Step 2: Solution
Step 3: Theory & statistic
Step 4: Unique / Contextualised Perspective
Step 5: Wow-Bomb-How-Bomb
Step 6: Persuasion & relevance reinforcement
Step 7: Practical implementation
Step 8: Call to action
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