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Week 2 Resources

I Don’t Want “to understand” in my Learning Objectives

@HubCurator: Learning objectives are the core tools of our trade in learning design. If you can state “By the end of this course/e-learning/other, a learner will be able to X”, you will be on the right track. Too many times we find ourselves using words like "understand" and "comprehend" in our objectives, but can we really measure these? Explore this article to learn more.

Instructional Design Strategy: What Is Its Role In eLearning Design?

@HubCurator: An instructional strategy is a high-level plan of how a subject must be taught. Like any other strategy, the Instructional Design strategy begins with setting up clear goals, determining the actions that must be taken to meet these goals, and making use of a variety of resources, techniques, and devices to achieve these goals. This article is a must-read as a clear introduction to instructional strategy, with excellent examples and approaches.

Instructional Design Strategy for Achieving Alignment

@HubCurator: Which Comes First, Activities or Assessments? This article defines alignment as "the direct correlation between course/lesson objectives and the activities and materials/resources that support success in demonstrating accomplishment of those objectives through the assessments". Based on the Quality Matters rubric and approach, this pathway to course design can help ensure your blended curriculum maps back to your objectives.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Quick Sheets

@HubCurator: These quick sheets from the Edorigami wiki site define the different levels of Bloom's digital taxomony, provide associated verbs that you can use to develop measurable objectives, and examples of how to implement them in a blended course.

How to Present the Learning Objectives Infographic

@HubCurator: How do you communicate out learning objectives? This infographic showcases different ways to inform learners about learning objectives. Have you ever considered texting your learners? Although a bit education focused, the ideas showcased here will get you thinking differently about communicating out those objectives.

Learning Objectives Are Spoilers - Knowledge Direct

@hubcurator: Learning objectives are like plot points and, unfortunately, they often turn into spoilers. This blog post offers a few different takes on using and presenting them in our learning campaigns.

Learning Objectives Vs Learning Activities: What’s The Difference?

@HubCurator: Learning objectives and learning activities are woven together to bring a blended learning experience to life. The authors here posit that objectives and activities have an integral role in making lessons engaging and fruitful. This article explores the binary relationship of learning objectives vs learning activities by discussing the difference and understanding the importance of both.

The Science of Learning Objectives

@HubCurator: This is the fifth post in a series on learning objectives from Commlab India. The focus here is on the psychomotor domain which is concerned with the manual or physical aspect of learning (skills). I highly recommend that you read through the entire series for insight into developing appropriate objectives for your blended campaigns.

The Anatomy of a Training Course

@HubCurator: This study identifies overarching content delivery and asset trends within blended learning solutions. Topics covered include completion rates, blended learning approaches, and delivery mediums. The best piece of advice here is, "don’t be afraid to test different course structures until you find the right fit for your audience and their interests."

Who is the Blended Learner?

@HubCurator: The needs of the learner are paramount when developing a single course, an entire curriculum or a blended training program. These needs can be many and varied and in order to produce the best possible training they must be analysed and understood. This post looks at how we can group and identify these needs and shares a case study on how we can apply the findings of our analysis.

Powerful storytelling and workplace learning

@HubCurator: Storytelling is a powerful tool to incorporate into the learning design process. In this podcast with Ben McEwing from Carben you will hear more about how he is working with video as his main medium doing projects like internal communications and training videos. How do you feel about weaving stories into your blended learning instructional design process?

A Template To Analyze Your eLearning Audience

@HubCurator: Getting to know your learners is part of the design process. This article highlights ways to review learner data that can inform course objectives, and establish pathways for the design of appropriate learning strategies.

Learning Experience Design: An Overview and 11 of the Best Resources

@HubCurator: Learning experience design is an emerging discipline in the instructional design domain. This curation of 11 additional resources will guide your exploration of this new discipline, and introduce you to design strategies that you can use in your blended learning campaigns.

Achieving Success with Blended Learning

@HubCurator: This whitepaper from 2001 defines blended learning as "optimizing achievement of learning objectives by applying the "right” learning technologies to match the “right” personal learning style to transfer the “right” skills to the “right” person at the “right” time." This timeless piece includes a set of worksheets that can help you identify the types of delivery formats that will meet different needs and constraints within your organization.

7 Ways to Present Learning Objectives Creatively

As we explore the importance of creating measurable learning objectives for our blended learning campaigns, we need to think about how we communicate those objectives out. This infographic shares a few more creative ways to present our objectives.