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Learning Design and Development



Designing elearning in-house is a great way to develop cost effective and bespoke resources. The question is how do you bridge the gap between a development problem and a completed course?

How do you create courses that are interesting and engaging? This course address’ all issues around the elearning design and development process by providing you with a practical guide grounded in commercial good practice and academic theory.


Topics Covered

Introduction to Instructional Design (ID)

  • Defining ID
  • Qualities of a good ID
  • Designing effective elearning
  • Start with a problem not a goal
  • Action mapping
  • Development Process

Introduction to the rapid development process

  • SME’s and source content
  • Kick off meetings – what and why
  • Working with SMEs
  • Source Content
  • Outlines
  • Types of outlines and key elements
  • Learning objectives
  • Developing a look and feel
  • Getting started and understanding the restrains
  • Getting inspiration and mind mapping
  • Developing a storyboard
  • What and why
  • Types of storyboards and how to create them
  • Interactions, text and testing

Rapid Graphic Design

  • Finding graphics and using graphics
  • Using media
  • Creating and using audio
  • Using video



After completing this course you will have a clear understanding of an effective rapid development process based on five key stages.


Who Should Attend

This course will be of benefit to anyone tasked with, or managing people, developing or commissioning elearning. Those new to developing elearning will get everything they need to get started while more experienced developers will have an opportunity to reflect on commercial best practice and incorporate this into their current processes.



The only prerequisite for this course is a willingness to contribute and learn.

Gill Chester


Gill Chester has been developing elearning for over 14 years. She is the lead developer at Little Man Project the company she founded in 2010. She is a full-time developer and a part-time trainer so offers a really practical approach to the courses she delivers, sharing tips and advice based on her experiences of working with a wide range of clients!

Oh and she has a Masters in Network Learning to boot!