The Instructional Design & Content Development ( IDCD) Certificate Course

Session Starts on July 16, 2017 - Registrations for the July session Closed.

The Instructional Design and Content
                        Develoment Course by Shafali R. Anand

 


Read the Views of Creative Agni's Course Participants.


 

Name of the Course: Instructional Design & Content Development (IDCD) Certificate Course

Who should join?

Content Writers, Content Developers, Instructional Designers, Subject Matter Experts, Editors,Trainers and other professionals engaged in designing and developing content for eLearning, Training, or Publishing.

The ideal candidate for this course has a flair for writing, 0 to 4 years of content-related experience, a strong urge to excel in the field of instructional design, a burning desire to awe the audience, and the willingness to work hard for two months for forging a future that shimmers with the confidence of knowledge.

Note: This course will need your unwavering commitment and about 10 hours of your time on a weekly basis.

Expected Entry Skills:

Language Skills: Good command over written English
Computer Skills: Basic computer and Internet skills
Education: Graduation in any discipline

Primary Course Goal:

Upon completing this course, the learner should be able to design and develop instructionally sound content for any audience on any subject.

Additionally,
After completing this course, the learner will be able to confidently present his or her instructional viewpoint in front of interviewers, peers, seniors, clients, and other people from the industry. This course would help chart out a stronger growth path for the learner in the eLearning/Content Industry.

I am confident that quite like the participants of my earlier programs, the IDCD Participant will become an indispensable asset to his or her organization, and to India's eLearning/Content Industry in general.

The IDCD Content Outline:

    1. Instructional Design – What is it?
    2. Stating an Instructional Design problem
    3. Instructional Design – The Relationship between concept and practice
    4. The ID Process for designing and developing eLearning
    5. The ID Concepts – Theories and Models
      • The Three Approaches to Instructional Design
      • Knowles’ Theory of Andragogy
      • Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivation
      • The Three Learning Domains
      • Learning Styles
      • Bloom’s Taxonomy
      • Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction
      • ADDIE Model as applied to CDLC
      • Kirkpatrick Model for Summative Evaluation
      • The Cognitive Load Theory
      • Dale’s Cone of Experience
    6. Instructional Design, eLearning, and Content Development
    7. eLearning Design and Development – the Framework
    8. Different Stages and the corresponding documents of the ID Process
    9. Training your mind to think like an Instructional Designer
    10. Writing Goals and Objectives/Competencies
    11. The ID Terminology – Right, Wrong, and the Overlaps
    12. The Three Analyses and how they lead to Course Design
    13. A fail-safe process for designing robust courses
    14. Content Structuring and Chunking
    15. Methods to select appropriate content
    16. Writing to reach your audience – language and style-mapping
    17. Understanding interactive learning for the remote audience
    18. Peripheral Learning for an instructional designer
    19. Understanding the internal audience
    20. Understanding the remote audience
    21. Storyboarding for clarity and process efficiency
      • Writing effective visual description
      • Writing Effective Voice-overs and Dialogs
      • Writing logical and complete interactivity description
    22. Ensuring the learning effectiveness of content through the right selection of guidance and reinforcement activities.
    23. Designing and writing evaluative activities.
    24. Writing introductory and Summative Content
    25. ID/content development standards prevalent in the industry
    26. Cultural Awareness of language issues – Indian vs. American/British
    27. Factoring culture into Instructional Design
    28. Establishing a grading matrix for a course.
    29. Introduction to assessment types.
    30. Template-creation for various design and development documents
    31. Understanding the how and why of LMSs
    32. Introduction to SCORM-Conformance and ADL Standards
    33. Readability and Accessibility – Awareness and Appreciation

So how will we accomplish all this?

The IDCD Course Methodology:

Instructional Design tells us how to create effective courses and learning programs, so to begin with, this course is designed and will be delivered strictly according to the same ID principles that it promises to help you master :)

Additionally, the IDCD Certificate Course uses:

  1. Real-life cases and examples from the industry
  2. A project-based approach, right from Day 1.
  3. Assignments that enable you to practice what you’ve learned.
  4. Continuous Practice, Evaluation, and Feedback Creation of a:
    - Design Document
    - Storyboard Document
    - Macro Design Template
    - Course Design Template
    - Script/Storyboard Template
  5. Classroom and Online Discussions

Course Duration:

2 Months – 16 Sessions of 1.5 hours each, classes on Sundays.
(Please Note: The course is conducted as a classroom training program in Noida - Delhi-NCR.)

Course Conducted By:

Shafali R. Anand (Chief Instructional Architect, Wavelength;
Editor & Publisher - Creative Agni - An eZine for Instructional Design & eLearning. )
Shafali R. Anand designed Wavelength’s Online Courses & Training Programs for Instructional Design and eLearning, and conducted/facilitated them for six years. You can read what Shafali Anand's past course participants have to say about her and the courses that she designed and conducted.

Course Fee:

Rs. 35,000/- (all-inclusive and payable in two equal instalments.)

The IDCD Certificate:

Upon your successful completion of the course, you will receive the Instructional Design & Content Development Certificate from Creative Agni.

How to Join the IDCD Certificate Course?

If you are interested in taking the IDCD Certificate course to empower yourself as a content professional, send an email to .


The Instructional Design & Content Development ( IDCD) Certificate

Session Starts on July 16, 2017 - Registrations for the July session Closed.

The Instructional Design
                                        and Content Develoment Course by
                                        Shafali R. Anand

IDCD Course Participants' Views

"I had heard about IDCD course by Creative Agni and wanted to pursue it in order to refine my skills. Luckily, I got a chance to be a part of Creative Agni classes. The course curriculum and evaluation is very well structured. It was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. All classes are interactive and Shafali teaches every concept in such a beautiful manner that one will remember it for lifetime. She puts in a lot of effort and creativity to deliver lessons on different theories and models of ID. The assignments make sure that we retain the concepts and start applying it practically in our work.

I completely enjoyed the course and would like to thank Shafali for being an excellent mentor. She has motivated me towards blogging and enhanced my writing skills to a large extent. I am very confident of ID concepts now and aim to pursue a career in ID. I would definitely like to recommend this course to everyone who wants to be an outstanding Instructional Designer."

- Pooja Malik, Sr. Research Associate, HITLAB (
Healthcare Innovation Technology Lab
), India Operations, New Delhi.


"I was introduced to IDCD course by my friend, with a strong word of mouth. The entire concept of Instructional Design inspired me so much that I decided to grab this opportunity.

I joined this course with high expectations and I am extremely happy that by the end of the course, my expectations were met exceedingly. The entire course was not only structured very well, but also executed brilliantly. Personally it was difficult for me to make out who is better, Shafali Ma’am as an ID or as an Instructor.

In order to pursue your career as an Instructional Designer (ID) or a Trainer, one of the main prerequisite is one should know, how to develop effective and purposeful course content. Creative Agni contributes exceptionally well in building and honing your skills for the same. It has also helped me to give a concrete direction to my creativity and passion, to impart learning and further my career in this industry.

My sincere thanks to Shafali Ma’am and Creative Agni for providing such a wonderful platform, and wish them luck in their endeavor to fulfill professional and personal dreams :) "

- Dilvinder Singh, Business Development Associate,
Pragmatic Travel Solutions, New Delhi


"I had a very strong recommendation from one of my friend that I should take the IDCD course by Creative Agni. I was extremely eager to take this course.

Upon joining, I felt the difference from the very first day. The strategies used in the course to inculcate the intricacies of Instructional Design were awesome. I had never experienced such an effective and efficient way of teaching. The course is a COMPLETE package not just for an ID aspirant but for professionals too!

I would highly recommend this course. "

- Amit Gupta, Associate Analyst,
NIIT
, Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR)


"I feel that the IDCD course is great and it is one of the best learning experiences I ever had. I have enjoyed the course. Through this course I have learned about e-learning. The course has also motivated me to improve my writing skills. The IDCD course has given me a clear understanding of Instructional Design (imparting learning effectively).

The best thing about this course is that whatever I learned, I was asked to apply in the assignments and the project.

I’m thankful to Shafali for providing such an excellent course. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to become an Instructional Designer."

- Ajay Kumar Jha, Medical Writer, Wolters Kluwer Health, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR)


"The IDCD course was a great learning experience. I was exploring a new career option after a 10 years experience as a marketing coordinator and ID was one of the options that I was looking at. After discussing with Shafali I decided to take up the course as I did not have any elearning background. The 8 weeks programme removed my doubts and confusions about my choice of taking up the IDCD course. I did not just learn the various learning theories but was also able to map them to my personal experiences. The excellent course content and continuous motivation by Shafali has made even somebody like me, who is completely new to the elearning industry, confident of being able to pursue a career in instructional design."

- Sakshi Chawla, ex-Manager Spice Global, Delhi


 

"I had no idea a two-month course could be so rich a learning experience. However, I was in for a pleasant surprise - not only was it a rich learning experience, it opened so many doors all at once! Instructional design is much, too much in demand right now as the scope in the field of e-learning is limitless. IDCD happened to take two months of my full attention in order to deliver me ready and raring to go and explore the countless doors that have opened for me. The course is extremely well-designed. I have never seen a more dynamic and prepared teacher than Shafali Ma'm, to whom I would like to extend all the credit and gratefulness I feel after completing the course. Thank you for the powerful, interactive classes, the discussions at the discussion forum and all the fun assignments which ingrained instructional design in my mind."

- Nupur Khurana, Instructional Designer, US Tech Solutions, Noida (Delhi NCR)


Being a part of IDCD course was a wonderful experience. I was looking for a new career option in e-learning and came to know about IDCD course. I was fortunate that I was selected and got an opportunity to be part of it. Beginning from different theories and models to storyboarding, this course makes you understand every aspect of Instructional Design. Whatever I learned in this course, I applied it in my weekly assignments, discussion forum, quizzes and finally in my project and this is what this course is all about, understand and apply

I would really like to thank Shafali for going that extra mile and motivating us. Thank you so much for everything and wish you and Creative Agni all the success."

- Bhagwati Joshi, Data Management Specialist,
Honeywell International Pvt.Ltd.
, Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR)


"The IDCD course helped me understand the ID principles and models, which I can relate to my projects and apply effectively in designing and developing courses. In addition to teaching us about the ID strategies, Shafali Ma'am encouraged me to write and present the content in my own way, which helped in building my confidence. I got to learn more than I expected. The course motivates us to enjoy learning and this is what Instructional Design is all about. Heartful thanks to her :-)"

- Akanksha Vishnoi, Project Coordinator,
Trihedron Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
, New Delhi


"After working for more than 5 years in BPO and ePublishing industries, I wanted to switch my career to elearning. I was looking for reputed institutes in the country to get trained in Instructional Design. After much research I found Creative Agni in Noida. I did not hesitate to travel to Noida to take the Instructional Design and Content Development (IDCD) course. I am really glad that I underwent this training. Shafali's vast experience and her effective training methods as well as the concept and project assignments were the highlight of the program. This training program will be very beneficial for all who want to excel in the elearning industry."

- G.P.S.P Shyam, Customer Support Executive,
Reed Elsevier
, Chennai


IDCD Course
Participants' Views

IDCD was never a course for me. It was a way towards my transformation. I was a banker serving my notice period when I joined IDCD. I had been in the Banking & Financial Services Industry for past 11 years with nothing to do in Instructional Design (ID) per se. I joined this course as I wanted to become a teacher in finance and while pursuing this course, I realized I had everything to do with the ID principles taught in this course.

I promise all those who join this course are sure to get the following three things:
1. A realistic opportunity of becoming great in your domain.
2. A gala learning experience.
3. A never before kind of a mentor and a real true friend in Shafali.

I feel lucky to have completed this course. Thank you God, Thank you Shafali.

- Varun Chandna,
Ex-Manager (Credit Analysis),
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
, New Delhi Branch.


I have been in the training domain for last 11 years. Was looking to enhance my skills and learn more around the same. This thought helped me to look for courses in ID. Found Shafali, and went for the 1st free workshop. Was stunned to learn the depth around learning and its methodologies.

Shafali is a mentor in true sense. The program is designed in a manner that it will be easier to understand the theories and models around training and ID. The “Litmus tip” provided is amazing. The flow of training is great. The way the activities have been designed, you are taken through a rigorous work and the feedback process is amazing.

I recommend this training for all levels of professionals in training domain. Your insight towards planning or conducting training will change. The change is for good. Believe me, its amazing and I recommend this to all.

- Rajesh Sanyal,
Manager - Learning & Development,
Xchanging - a CSC Company
, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR
)


I had heard about Shafali's IDCD course a few years back and ever since, had been waiting for the opportunity to be able to join this course. Finally, when I joined this course, I could immediately see why the IDCD course is so highly reputed. This course isn't only a learning experience - it is a transformational experience. Under Shafali's deft guidance, of course you will learn how to create great courses; but you'll also relearn what it is to truly learn new things and explore them, and also what it is like to have a great educator and mentor.

Thank you for all this, and so much more, Shafali! I can't wait for another opportunity to learn from you again!

- Himangini Shukla,
Asst. Manager - Global Content Development Team,
Concentrix
, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR
)


The IDCD course was an absolute roller coaster ride. Right from Day 1, it was always a new experience everyday. Every assignment that was given to us, acted as a catalyst to start the processing of our cerebral abilities.

Storyboarding was one activity I enjoyed the most. It allowed me to go to the untrodden bylanes of my creative habitat. I am looking for new challenges now and create one of a kind courses for all kinds audience.

Thank you Shafali for your guidance and your patience.

- Siddhartha Chakraborty,
Copy Editor,
Aptara Inc.
, Noida (Delhi NCR
)


It was a beautiful and systematic journey into the enchanting world of instructional design. All I would like to say is, once on-board “Creative Agni Airways”, fasten your seat-belt, and wholeheartedly entrust your zeal for knowledge and aspirations to carve a niche for yourself in this demanding yet expanding space, in the able hands of the pilot - Shafali, who will ensure that you reach your destination, by empowering you with her years of laudable experience and expertise.

For those who wish to embark on this journey, the only baggage allowed is a suitcase of curiosity and a rucksack of enthusiasm.

It doesn’t matter, if your thoughts on the subject are still formative and fluid, what’s exciting about the IDCD programme is, the availability of a great platform, to crystallize them, to create immersive and engaging learning experiences for learners.

Once again thank you Shafali!

- Oscar Lawrence,
Deputy Manager - Mobile Learning & Engagement Solutions,
Mahindra Comviva
, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR
)


I feel lucky to be the part of IDCD course by Shafali because it is one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. All classes were interesting, informative and interactive. This course helped me understand the ID principles and models, which directly related to the projects. From the very first class, we were into the professional mode.

Overall, it was a wonderful experience as I was looking for a change (career wise) in e-learning. I am thankful to Shafali for motivating us and showing the right path for our career.

- Saurabh Sisodia,
Business Correspondent,
ADI Media
, Noida (Delhi - NCR)


I was looking for a course in to Instructional Designing and was not able to find a good one. I found IDCD course online and got enrolled in the course.My initial expectations were to just touch the basics of the Instructional Designing but after the first class I realized that this course will cover the depth of the ID. The classes were very interactive this made me more engaged in to the course. The course curriculum and evaluation is very well structured.

All the classes were well planned with activities after every model or theory covered. Shafali puts in a lot of effort in to the course, every concept is explained with a story which gives more clarity.She motivates the participants which boosts their energy.This is the best course I have done so far. The best thing about this course is that you can start implementing what you have learned simultaneously and you don’t need to be an Instructional Designer to enroll and learn in this course. I will recommend this course to the ID aspirants for sure.

- Henna Sethi,
Instructional Designer.


As a participant in the Instructional Design and Content Development (IDCD) Certificate course, my overall experience has been overwhelmingly positive to say the least. Shafali conducted the classes in a very comprehensive manner. What I particularly liked about the classes was the fact that Shafali first made us familiar with the various theories and models of Instructional Design and thereafter, she ensured that we implement those concepts in practical Instructional Design assignments. The result was the marriage of theory and application which undoubtedly enriched my learning of the subject. Furthermore, the online discussion forum where we participated regularly helped all of us to hone our skills in the fundamentals of Instructional Design.

I would recommend the IDCD course to anyone who would like to gain expertise in Instructional Design. I have no doubt that this course will throw new insights and help a new learner gain a firm foothold in the field of Instructional Design.

- Rajdeep Guha,
Content Editor,
CL Educate
, New Delhi


I love training and was looking for course/s that would help me add more skills to my current role and excel in Learning & Development industry. This is when the thought of Instructional Design struck my mind. I researched online for relevant courses and came across IDCD course via Creative Agni. I went through the course details and thoroughly read Shafali's succinct introduction on the website, which was very impressive that I could not stop myself from attending the Freebie (free workshop). She is called “a whole-brain thinker' which is absolutely true as after attending the workshop I felt so motivated about enrolling myself in the course and I did :).

I must say it's an excellent course which is extensive and covers all necessary aspects of Instructional Design which will help you design great courses in future, though more than that, an individual grows throughout the course. These 8 weeks have been so rich in learning that I could have never imagined of being possible anywhere. The way the course has been designed, which includes Classroom sessions, Weekly Concept Assignments and the most important contributor - 'the discussion forum', it ensures that you learn with every step you take. One becomes aware of his/her strengths & weaknesses. The classroom sessions keep you all pepped-up & attentive.

Most importantly, Shafali - someone whom I admire for the way she explains everything, for her Creativity - which is Remarkable and her Knowledge - which is Commendable. I respect her for the expertise she has and not to forget her love for Instruction Design.

I can go on & on about the qualities of this course, for its effectiveness & concepts covered and Shafali for being a tremendous facilitator, mentor and an inspiration. Altogether, this course has been one of the best learning experiences and it will stay with me throughout my life. It gave me the confidence to pursue my career in Instructional Design. I feel privileged to have attended this course as it gives you the push that you need in your life, to go the extra mile.

I certainly recommend this course to those who have a passion to learn, grow and succeed in this fraternity."

- Manika Malik,
Lead - Voice, Accent & Soft-Skills Trainer,
Concentrix Daksh.
(previously IBM Daksh), Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR)


"I had heard about the IDCD course from one of my colleagues. Since then I was interested in joining the course, and fortunately I got the chance to join it. After completing the course, I find it even more useful than what I had expected it to be. The course gave me a new vision and a new perspective towards designing and developing courses. I have learnt of many new things, which are really important in content writing and course design. The classroom interactions, assignments, quizzes, and discussions helped me hone my writing skills and creativity. It was really fabulous - a rich learning experience. I have learnt not only instructional design, but also a lot of other things on personal level during the course.

The course was very engaging, interactive and informative from all perspectives. I had not imagined that a course could be so interesting. All the credit goes to the Instructor, Shafali Ma'am. She is a mentor in the real sense. She made things easy to understand by providing relevant examples and analogies. She has designed the IDCD course brilliantly. I feel proud to be a part of this course and heartily thank her for giving me a chance to take up this course.

This course is a wonderful platform for all the ID aspirants and I wish Creative Agni and Shafali Ma'am all the success. Please keep up the good work."

- Poonam Mishra, Content Developer, Classteacher.com (Mind Shaper Technologies), Gurgaon (Delhi NCR)


 


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