Learning Design Australia
Learning design is the practice of designing, developing and implementing learning experiences. It is an approach that considers how people learn, in order to create engaging, efficient and effective training programs that achieve specific learning outcomes.Contact Us
Learning design encompasses a range of delivery methods, including:
Programs can range from a series of 5-minute learning ‘bites’ to a 30-minute workshop (typically with pre- and post-work) or a four-year course.
Why is learning design important?
Effective learning design results in:
Learning transfer and embedding
Increased learner engagement and love of learning
Achievement of goals and objectives
Consistent learner experience and capability development across an organisation
Improved employee retention and employee value proposition
Continuous improvement of programs through regular evaluation
Learning design process
The ADDIE Model follows a five-phase process:
Firstly, Learning Designers complete a Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) to pinpoint capability gaps – knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours learners need to develop to proficiently complete tasks. They then propose potential learning solutions.
Secondly, Learning Designers create a learning architecture – a sequence of learning experiences and strategies to meet the learning need and build capability. This may include a variety of delivery methods, including face-to-face workshops, coaching, self-paced learning, simulations, group work and eLearning. They create a high level design to outline the learning experiences.
The third step is the development of learning materials. This includes the session plans, workbooks, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, job aids, eLearning, program evaluation tools and any other supporting material required for the program.
The program goes to pilot!
Lastly, feedback gathered via the evaluation tools is analysed to assess the program’s effectiveness and determine areas for improvement.
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