Principles of Learning Experience Design
This course introduces students to the foundational learning experience design methodologies and models commonly utilized in the design and development of digital learning experiences, training modules, or programs. Students explore the application of evidence-based learning science to learning experiences course development through methodologies grounded in learning experience design practices. Participants examine the roles and responsibilities of learning experience designers as they relate to the online learner, instructor, subject matter expert, and others. Throughout the course, students will apply design principles and collaborate to design and create prototypes; write measurable learning outcomes and related assessments; create and curate appropriate learning resources; integrate task analyses; and design activities that foster learning communities and promote collaborative learning environments.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Describe the value of systematic approaches to learning experience design and the role of the learning designer in the development of effective learning experiences.
Apply learning theories, cognitive science, and human-factors design, such as UX and UI, to the development of digital learning content and courses.
Assess online learning goals through learner, contextual, environmental, and task analyses.
Develop measurable outcomes and objectives to support the effective assessment of online learning.
Compare and apply the elements of instructional systems design models and learning experience design methodologies to the development of digital learning experiences.
Develop instructional strategies, including identification and sequencing of appropriate learning resources, assessment instruments, and pedagogical/andragogical approaches for an online learning environment.
Create an evaluation plan, including formative and summative evaluations to assess the effectiveness of digital learning experiences.