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613 Instructional Design for eLearning vs. for Instructor-led Training

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, October 30

Instructional Design

Tower 7

There is no definitive process for instructional design. Regardless of how much research we conduct, we can modify every theory and every process to meet our individual project needs. Modifying these needs and/or techniques becomes much easier when facilitating live, instructor-led training where learners provide both verbal and visual feedback. When it comes to eLearning, there is no facilitator available to modify the experience based on feedback. Therefore, instructional design plays a key role in determining the success of any training experience.

In this session you will examine the key differences between designing instructor-led training vs. designing eLearning or self-paced training. You will explore what types of design will work for instructor-led training and/or eLearning. You will leave this session able to design appropriate courses for whatever type of training you are creating, which translates into better experiences for the learners.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The key differences in designing instructor-led training vs. designing eLearning
  • How to adapt course designs for self-paced eLearning training vs. instructor-led training
  • How to determine learner needs based on training environments
  • Tips on how to design courses based on how training is facilitated

Novice to advanced designers, developers, and project managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Lectora, Flypaper, and Snap!

Tara Medeiros

Director of Training


As Director of Training for Lectora, Tara Roe Medeiros is responsible for all aspects of the Training Department, including coordination of both in-house and client site training. Tara has developed online training for the Lectora website, as well as training by request, focusing on the topics of software simulation, tests and variable manipulation, as well as instructional design best practices. She is certified at the Secondary Education level, and prior to joining Lectora, gained her classroom teaching experience as a Language Arts teacher. She received her BA in English and secondary education from Rowan University and her MS in education media design technology from Full Sail University.

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