Design 101: Instructional Interactivity

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Based on the industry-leading ideas from Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning, this course will fundamentally change the way you perceive the design and development of digital training. Learn the core design principles of Learner-Centered Design, Instructional Interactivity (CCAF), the Three Success Factors (M&Ms), and the Magic Keys to enhancing motivation. Includes a brief introduction to and practice in iterative rapid design with sketching.

This course is a foundation course for all Allen Academy Programs. 

In this course you will:

  • Create meaningful, instructional context
  • Manipulate risk and consequences to challenge learners
  • Focus design on meaningful behavioral outcomes
  • Employ feedback as a crucial teaching vehicle
  • Apply simple design elements to transform learner motivation
  • Develop interactivity design ideas through sketching and prototyping
  • Receive guided practice material
  • Participate in peer networking support

Prerequisites: None

Experience level: Any

Format: Virtual instructor-led (webinar series)

Duration: 12 hours total (6 x 2-hour instructor-led sessions)

Upcoming Course Dates: 

  • 2022:  March 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 & 22 from 11am-1pm CT
  • 2022:  August 30, September 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15 from 11am-1pm CT 

Instructor:  Dr. Nan Thornton

Technical requirements:  Online instructor-led sessions are conducted via webinar on the Zoom platform. (View Zoom's system requirements here.) You will need a good enough internet connection to view your instructor's shared screen and to access examples of online interactivity.