At DSA, we don't just teach the processes of innovative instructional design, we actually do it - day in and day out.

The Course Developer Workshop (2 days)

What Is It?

In The Course Developer Workshop, you will learn a proven, systematic instructional development process for designing, creating, and validating modularized courses and curricula.  Our instructional development process includes four important phases:

  • Learn analysis techniques, including needs assessment, to determine meaningful, relevant content for your program tailored specifically to your target audience.
  • Design and develop specific learning objectives to focus your lesson content. Use case studies, roleplays, instructional games, and work sessions to add reality and interest to your modules.
  • Learn to evaluate performance based on learning objectives to improve your program. Test the effectiveness of your training on four different levels of evaluation: satisfaction, learning, behavior, and results.
  • Use checklists to develop an implementation plan that will ease the presentation of your program and maximize your program’s opportunity to make a difference.

In addition, each participant will receive a personal copy of the 225–page Course Developer Workshop binder, which documents each topic covered and also includes job aids, a glossary, and bibliography.

Course Topics

  • Needs Assessment
  • Learner and Context Analysis
  • Content Analysis
  • Learning Objectives
  • Criterion-Referenced Testing
  • Effective Instruction
  • Practice and Feedback
  • Teaching/Learning Activities
  • Leader/Administrator Guides
  • Levels of Evaluation
  • Developmental Testing
  • Shortcuts and Time-Savers

Who Should Attend?

  • Content experts and trainers who have been given the responsibility of developing their own courses
  • Course developers who want a proven strategy for developing effective instructional materials
  • Training managers who want a consistent, standardized method for courses developed in their organization