Instructional Design Basics

Learn the fundamentals to design effective and engaging learning

Unpack the learning design process and become confident using fundamental instructional design frameworks and models related to learning. You’ll learn how to plan effective and engaging learning that is student-centred and impactful.

New course starts 17 July 2023

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As demand for learning has grown, so too has the need for quality instructional design. 

This course unpacks best learning design principles and introduces the models and frameworks used to design and develop effective learning. 

Through project-based assessments, you’ll identify your learners’ needs and learning contexts where they will apply their new skills. In addition, you will design the instructional strategy that will help you develop a prototype course and create an evaluation plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the course design.

Keen to expand your learning design skills? Our Design for Online Learning course is a great follow-up to this course – learn more here.

Please note: UC Online has a minimum enrolment threshold that must be met to enable opportunities for interaction, discussion, and feedback. If the minimum number of enrolments required for a course is not met, enrolled students will be given the option to defer their enrolment to the next course date, or receive a refund. 

Qualification Micro-credential
Learning time 100 hours | about 12 hours a week
Points 10

17 Jul - 25 Sep 2023

Type Instructor-paced
This course is ideal for
  • Learning and development professionals
  • Instructional designers
  • Corporate trainers
  • Professional development specialists
  • Community and other educators
What you'll learn
  • Basic instructional design theories and frameworks
  • How to identify the needs of your learners
  • How to develop an instructional strategy and evaluation plan
  • How to align learning objectives and assessments
  • How to design, develop, and evaluate an e-learning course
This course includes
  • 6 Modules
  • 4 Assignments
  • Learner discussion forums
  • Audio and visual learning content – closed caption English transcripts available
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