Sharing What Works

March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS307 Designing for Learner Success

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 22

Instructional Design


With so much of your design work focused on smooth navigation, creating engaging content, and crafting complex interactions, you may overlook a basic issue: Can people actually be successful with the course? Design flaws such as overload, ineffective use of multimedia (especially narration), and poor assessment items are just some of the ways an “engaging” course can still cause people to stumble.

Join this session to take a closer look at the most common, but also easily fixable, issues that can trip up learners. You’ll find out how context failures, interaction failures, attitude failures, or even reality failures can make an otherwise well-designed course ineffective. You’ll then discuss a wide range of ways that designers can avoid or correct these problems, helping to ensure that your audience can get the most out of your course.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify which tools are best suited to your audience, organization, and instructional goals
  • How to better understand tools at their root so you can leverage them in more useful ways
  • Ideas for partnering with your audience to create more user-generated content
  • Ideas for overcoming resistance and common objections
  • Hands-on tips for using these tools to create a solution for your workplace challenges

Novice to intermediate designers and developers.

Jane Bozarth

Director of Research

The Learning Guild

Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The Learning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina's award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.

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