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The Way forward for Work: The Position of Tutorial Design

What role does instructional design play in successful eLearning programs?

What is the role of instructional design and how can it help your company to support teleworking teams? The pandemic has shifted the L&D focus and companies need to find new ways to connect with remote workers and deliver engaging e-learning experiences. Fortunately, with the right instructional design tools and methodologies, organizations can cost-effectively adapt to change and nurture their internal talents.

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The Future of Work: The Role of Instructional Design in Moving from VILT to eLearning in 2021

Learn how to convert classroom training and start an eLearning strategy based on solid ID methodology.

The key elements of instructional design

Instructional design is often synonymous with models and theories. However, it is more far-reaching. ID relates to every aspect of your training program, from delivery methods to emotional factors that hinder employee development. For example, online training initiatives need to take into account the mental and emotional wellbeing of employees, which is just as important as achieving goals or complying with regulations.

Why every organization should start an ID-centric strategy

Regardless of your company size, goals, or desired outcomes, an ID-centric program will help you solve business problems and retain top talent. Here are just a few reasons why any company should consider instructional design when converting their VILT strategy:

Offer a consistent and ongoing L&D experience

Instructional design methods provide a consistent online training experience across the board. Employees can access the platform for JIT support, certifications, and remote feedback. Best of all, it’s seamless as you can provide mobile learning resources that you can take with you on the go. Another reason to develop a strategy that focuses on effective instructional design is to define the expectations that every employee can follow, whether they are a backend developer or a frontend learner. For example, instructional designers and SMEs know which models or theories to use and which tools are available to them. Likewise, employees immediately know how to get the information they need to continuously improve their skills and performance.

Reflect brand values ​​and messaging

Instructional design doesn’t just refer to the delivery methods or psychological principles behind eLearning. In fact, you can start an L&D program that aligns with your core values, messages, and company beliefs so everyone is on the same page. For example, provide simulations and scenarios that your employees can use to apply their knowledge to the job and reflect your brand image.

Offer personalized online training opportunities

The basis for successful online training is the establishment of an emotional connection. Employees need to be able to see how the information relates to their personal challenges and help them mitigate relevant risks. In short, it has to resonate with them. Instructional Design’s job is to provide your L&D team with the tools, templates, and design systems they need to customize the experience.

For all technical experience levels

By following Instructional Design best practices and models, you can develop online training content that is inclusive. This affects learners with special needs and those who may not be familiar with the latest technical tools. You can create eLearning support resources tailored to your skill level and individual needs. For example, start with modules and serious games that gradually transform them into more interactive content.

Promotion of a network to support social learning

Remote workers may feel isolated or alone, especially if they are used to crowded workspaces. One of the key tasks of Instructional Design in moving from VILT to eLearning is to facilitate collaboration. This can take the form of social media groups, live events, group projects, or discussion groups. The aim is to get your employees to talk about their challenges and share their personal experiences. Ultimately, this will become a support network through which employees can get remote support and feedback instantly.

Measure results quickly

Finally, instructional design methods allow you to establish a consistent assessment strategy to keep track of the results. You can evaluate the performance of your employees, identify weaknesses and adjust the course to make significant changes in your company. For example, offer frequent knowledge reviews to test your real-world application and uncover hidden skill gaps. This is how your employees begin their lifelong learning adventure that will benefit your company and its bottom line.

About this eBook

Whether you are ready to convert your current ILT program or already have a basic eLearning infrastructure in place, this guide can help you maximize your L&D potential. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find in it:

  • Beyond VILT: Your company’s brand must incorporate an eLearning culture designed for the new virtual environment
  • Learning challenges from technology solved using instruction design methods
  • Using Best Practices for Instructional Design in New Hire
  • Improve performance with training and development content
  • Mental Health and the VILT Remote Workplace
  • What’s the most dedicated way to train a virtual workforce?

You will learn how to develop and deliver online training programs that will fuel individual growth and equip your team with the skills they need to be successful.

The Role of Instructional Design: Discover tips, trends, and technologies to make the transition easier

In many ways, instructional design provides a foundation for your entire L&D program. You can use proven models and best practices to convert VILT and launch a comprehensive eLearning strategy for your remote workers.

Delving into the waters of eLearning can be daunting for businesses at the best of times. However, the COVID crisis has created a sense of urgency that makes the process even more difficult. Download The Future of Work: The Role of Instructional Design in Moving from VILT to eLearning In 2021, learn how, with the right approach, your company can adapt to the new normal.

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