Are you ready to take the next step in your career as an instructional designer?
It is tempting to believe that we have no control over a comprehensive approach to designing a learning solution. Often, we focus on the structured learning experience—an e-learning course, face-to-face workshop, or other program of instruction.
Yet what happens before and after a learning experience is crucially important to the learner’s ability to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills back on the job. In ATD’s Master Instructional Designer Program, we cover many tips that help you overcome the following assumptions.
- There is no point to assigning pre-work; participants won’t do it.
- Employees perceive training as taking away from their real jobs.
- Organizations are too busy to include games or application exercises in training programs.
- Managers discourage on-the-job learning because it usually means a lag in normal productivity until the employee is proficient.
- Learning and development is over after the completion of the formal learning experience.
- The instructional designer’s role is to design the best learning experience; what happens before and after that is someone else’s job.
Learn how to bust these myths and take your design to the next level with the ATD Master Instructional Designer Program.