Learning Design Process: Introduction
From the LDNet Project.
Learning design process will provide a framework for going about designing a course and know whether the design is effective.
Learning design process is the method used to develop an integrated set of learning activities, learning resources and learning supports.
A learning design guides how a sequence of activities and interactions is implemented.
Situation-specific models can help support the learning design process. The learning designer needs to select an approach that will most appropriately match the context within which they are working as well as their own pedagogical understandings and preferences.
Evaluation of the LD process provides the opportunity to further improve the design of learning activities and all aspects of the design process. The learning designer needs to know how effectively their learning design process contributes to the development of a high quality learning environment.
If you don't find anything here to help with your question or problem, you might want to browse through the links on the main page. You could also browse the learning design sites. If you still can't find an answer, try posting a message to the learning design forum.
Note: our model of the concept learning design is based on the work of Ron Oliver and Jan Herrington. You can find explanations of this work on the website Reusable Learning Design, and in their paper, Online Learning Design For Dummies.
What should I know about learning design?
Check out the instructional design competencies in this paper by Rita Richey, Dennis Fields, and Marguerite Foxon.