Great learning design and curriculum development isn’t just about writing instructional materials (although that’s often part of it). It’s about carefully analyzing needs, listening to stakeholders, creatively determining ideal learning methods, and regularly evaluating the work.
I love getting into the big questions:
– Who will be learning?
– What are the desired outcomes? How will we know that the learning experience is successful?
– How can we make this learning experience as compelling and engaging as possible?
Of course many other questions come up, but these are the main ones.
I’ve been designing creative and effective learning experiences for adults and children for two decades, with a specialty in storytelling and scenarios. I create e-learning storyboards, facilitator and participant manuals, assessments, explainer video scripts, and other creative learning materials.
I realize that traditional training is not always the best solution. I highly value self-directed and informal learning and believe organizations benefit greatly from clear internal communications and knowledge-transfer capabilities.