Virtual School Meanderings

April 29, 2019

Learn to Design an Effective Learning Environment

A final item from a slower blogging Monday.

Explore common research-based instructional design techniques and use such strategies to help you design an effective learning environment.

Develop and Advance Your Online Instructional Design Skills

Are you an instructional designer looking to gain skills to analyze course design and develop strategies to ensure continuous course improvement?

OLC’s Instructional Design Mastery Series program was developed for eLearning professionals who wish to learn how to effectively redesign an online course, or those who teach/assist faculty in designing online courses.

The program involves a series of three workshops focusing on learning outcomes and assessment, instructional strategies, and course management and evaluation of courses that may take place in various learning environments.

“I was attracted to this course due to its learning outcomes, and I was not disappointed. It exceeded my expectations in terms of material covered and the facilitator’s feedback. It provides fundamental as well as practical help in the design of an online course.”

Paul Wilson, Shaw University

Featured Workshop

Strategies to Foster Digital Fluency for the 21st Century

As the digital world evolves, our learners are provided with opportunities to be curators of and contributors to the vast realm of the Internet, but they need to be able to interpret and communicate information effectively.

In this workshop, you will explore the importance and role of digital fluency in the digital learning space, assess your current level of digital fluency, and also develop a plan to enhance your own or your students’ digital fluency competencies.

Upcoming Institute Programs

Designing Gamified Learning Environments
Strategies for Evaluating Online Faculty
Introduction to Audio & Video Tools
Designing a Flipped Classroom
Essentials of the OLC Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice (QCTIP) Scorecard
Designing with Accessibility in Mind
Strategies to Implement Augmented & Virtual Reality in Education
New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Developing Your Digital Presence & Taking Control of Your Online Identity
Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty


Online Science Labs
Social Media for Online Education
Instructional Design



Introduction to (Learner Experience) LX Design Methods, Part I: Personas
New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Strategic Planning for Web Accessibility
Creating Infographics for Learning
Copyright & Fair Use, Part I: Fundamentals
Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part 2: Experience Mapping
Fundamentals: Engaging Learners In Online Discussions
Introduction to Online Presentation Tools
New to Online: Essentials Part 2, Converting Your Course


Online Teaching Certificate
Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
Instructional Designer Certificate Program

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