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e-Instructional Design Modules

Discover how to revolutionise your e-learning design approaches.


About the e-instructional design modules

The fundamentals of instructional design apply as equally to e-learning as they do to the classroom. But that's where the similarities end. Creating e-learning requires an entirely different way of thinking. It also requires knowledge of new, more complex guidelines and principles. The modules in this content stream help you get to grips with e-learning development by focusing on:

  • effective approaches to instructional and learner interface design
  • creative methods for developing practice activities and feedback, and
  • innovative, rapid development processes that get positive results.

What are the available modules?

There are three modules for you to choose from in our e-Instructional Design content stream:


EID01: Boredom-busting e-learning that works

When a Sunday Times book critic praises a page-turner, be delighted. When your learners use it about your e-learning, start worrying.

Page-turning e-learning is easy to create. But churn it out at your peril. Your learners won't thank you. And when performance doesn't improve, nor will your boss.

This module turns the standard, content hierarchy-driven view of e-learning on its head. It introduces a holistic, three-pronged approach to development which always focuses you on:

  • using a learner-centred, context-driven approach to your design
  • creating relevant, meaningful practice activities for your learners, and
  • providing timely support and feedback within those activities.

Module length: 2 hours

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EID02: From Sketch to Prototype

This module:

  • Uses an example project to introduce our recommended design flow for creating a piece of e-learning
  • Explains two simple review frameworks to use at key points in the flow to keep your design on track
  • Provides detailed worksheets to enable you to capture key information and decisions through the design flow, and
  • Explores two different aspects of interface design for your e-learning.

Module length: 2 hours


EID03: More than multiple choice - creating effective practice

Most e-learning authoring software makes quizzes, questions and interactions dead easy to create. You can churn them out quickly and efficiently. So what's the problem?

Well, just because the authoring software lets you do it, doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea. And anyway, practice activities in e-learning need to be about more than just multiple choice, true-false and abstract drag and drop.

In acknowledgement of this, the module focuses on:

  • The key underpinning principles and approaches involved in creating, relevant, challenging and realistic practice activities and scenarios
  • The different ways to provide meaningful feedback which actually consolidates learning and encourages transfer
  • Using extended, worked examples to embed complex skills and knowledge, and
  • Providing meaningful, context-driven test-questions when formal evaluation and testing is required.

Module length: 2 hours

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Available Delivery Mediums

All of the modules in the e-Instructional Design content stream are available in the following delivery mediums:

Download A Course Brochure...

If you need more information about our instructional design training in-house programme (or our public courses) download one of the comprehensive training brochures shown below:


Browse More Modules?

Ready to take a look at the modules in other content streams? Use the links below or the main site menu above.

Planning and Analysis




Instructional Design Fundamentals



Virtual Classroom Design



Face-to-Face Classroom Design




Ready to put together a course or just need some help?


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If you have any questions, or need some help with any aspect of the programme:
Click on the button below to use our help form; call us on 0845 122 7102 or email us at: enquiry@pacificblue.co.uk 
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Putting it all together

If you are ready to put your modules together into a customised in-house course, take a look at the How does it all work? page.

This explains how you can put together the modules you want into a customised programme.

  • The minimum length for a programme is half a day face-to-face or 3 hours of virtual classroom time
  • The maximum length is determined by however many modules you want to include

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