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