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eLearning Design Essentials Virtual

1 February 2022

Certified Articulate Storyline Training
Date: 1 - 2 February 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm AEDT
Venue: Online


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eLearning Design Essentials
1 & 2 February 2022
$ 900.00

Designed to give you all the fundamental tools needed to ensure your eLearning is a ‘hit’.

Filled with practical activities and resources, this event will give you everything you need to upgrade your eLearning design skills to the next level. For training program developers, HR professionals, training co-ordinators, instructional designers, workplace trainers and teachers who wish to develop, design and deliver eLearning courses.

Key Takeaways

  • Set your course up for the highest level of success before you even start developing.
  • Project manage your eLearning, to ensure everyone who needs to be involved is, and to support relationships across the project team.
  • Take a bunch of content and break it down, to develop engaging eLearning, with the right level of interactivity and addresses identified learning gaps.
  • Show the all-important ‘Return on Investment’ to your stakeholders, the most valuable evidence to provide to a client or manager that proves your expertise.

Defining good eLearning

Before we begin to develop eLearning, we must be aware of what makes a good online learning experience. How do we make it more meaningful for our learners?

Instructional Design

We discuss some of the well-known instructional models such as the ADDIE. eLearning design is iterative in nature, so we will examine how some agile models are more suited to eLearning than traditional models,

Using a Team Approach for Development

We examine the different roles within an eLearning development team. eLearning development can at times require a team approach. We look at different roles from learners involved in reviewing to working closely with your subject matter experts. During this module we will also look at ways to manage the team to ensure quality, keep costs down and meet project deadlines.

Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

A vital role is played by the SME. During this part of the day we will work through scenarios where you may face challenges working with an SME and we will look at solutions to deal with these challenges.

Building a Visual Design Concept

A lot of instructional designers are not graphic designers yet there is an expectation for our screens to be visually appealing. We work on developing skills to make our eLearning more visually interesting using graphic design principles.

Writing Learning Objectives for Online Courses

We are all aware that our learning modules need to contain learning objectives but most of the time users skips past this screen or barely reads it. Clear objectives are linked to learner motivation. In this module we will look at ways to make our learning objectives really stand out. Clear objectives defined at the beginning of a project also helps keep your eLearning development on track.

Convert Content to eLearning

We work through a five step process (estimate, breakdown, identify, interactions, writing) to convert our existing content to eLearning while ensuring only the need to know information ends up on our screens.

Using a Learning Model

Based on Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction, the Learning Model allows us to take our content and make it a more meaningful and memorable experience for the learner.  We will practice these techniques by planning and developing online activities

Assessing Performance and Questioning Techniques

Assessing our learners is crucial part of the learning experience. It helps shape their understanding of the content and also allows us to see if they are ready to progress to the next stage or the course or complete a certain task in the workplace. In this module, we will examine some ways we can assess our learners in an online module and also some tips for writing questions.

Storyboarding Techniques

There are many ways to storyboard an eLearning course. During this part of the course we look at a few different storyboarding techniques and discuss how different approaches suits different context and styles of development. Participants can devise their own storyboard templates or chosen from ones available from the instructor.

Building and Reviewing eLearning

Reviewing eLearning is a crucial part of development and one that must happen frequently during development to make sure there is no surprises at the end. In this final part of the course we will examine areas we need to identify during review cycles and ways we can make this process run as efficiently as possible so we get the most from our review.

Techniques to Build Learner Motivation

Learner motivation, or lack of, is a common complaint. In this module, we identify some techniques to start getting your learners motivated and also to sustain that motivation

Matt Blackstock, Learning Manager

Matt has been involved in Learning & Development for the majority of his adult working life, and actively involved in online Learning & Development for over 12 years.  His experience covers sales training, compliance training, new product and process releases, security and customer service. He strives for engagement in his designs, by using real life scenarios, working with specific learning outcomes, and positive end user experiences.

He has experience in branching scenarios, gamification, quizzing, story based learning, the delivery of online learning and development through Learning Management software platforms as well as delivery and assessment under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Matt has designed and developed eLearning modules for B Online Learning clients including Sydney Airport, Department of Primary Industries, Target, Lexus, Toyota, SA Water, Mackay Hospital and Health, CHEP, NSW Health, Caltex, IP Australia, Australian Institute of Management, ACCC, SA State Development to name a few.


  • Certified Articulate Trainer
  • Articulate eLearning Heroes community member
  • Diploma of Training & Assessment
  • Diploma of E-Learning
  • Certificate IV of Financial Services
  • Bachelor of Arts
Matt Blackstock

What’s included: Participation, extensive workbook, practice files, post training support and access to our Alumni group.

Requirements: Participants will be joining the session with Zoom. Microphones will be muted throughout the session, but questions can be asked via the question and answer panel in Zoom. All sessions will have tasks for participants to try following the session. Therefore, participants should have a PC (or Mac with Windows) with an active Articulate® 360 subscription or trial installed.

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No refund if you cancel within 14 days.

50% refund if you cancel 14 days prior to start.

100% refund if you cancel 30 days prior to start.

Full payment is required to confirm your enrolment.

Transfer to another workshop cost is $100.

B Online Learning reserves the right to cancel a workshop no less than 7 days ahead of schedule. You are entitled to a full refund.

All prices above exclude GST.  GST will be added to your cart upon checkout.

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