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LXD Online Course in January 2023

Join us from anywhere in the world to learn with the pioneers of learning experience design.

Over the last couple of years we've had many requests to provide long distance learning experience design training. These requests were scattered all over the globe and with our online course we will bring these pioneering professionals together.

The reason we created this course is simple: we want to provide a great learning experience that can compete with real world training. And that takes time (and money). We took what we've learned from all our previous training experiences and merged this into this course. Obviously this is not a standard online course. We do offer valuable online resources, but the focus is on the application of learning experience design. You will design actual learning experiences and our trainers will guide and support you throughout your learning journey. They will answer questions, provide feedback and assess your work.

Now we are proud and excited to present our course for the fourth time. We've improved parts of the course based on feedback from the previous participants as we continue to deliver the best possible learning experiences.

Program outline:

Week 1 - The power of experience

Some experiences stay with us for the rest of our lives. Other experiences are simply forgotten. We are going to examine the power of the human experience and figure out what makes an experience memorable.

Week 2 - Learning experience design fundamentals

As a learning experience designer you need a strong foundation. That's what we will focus on this week. It will create a deeper understanding of what learning experience design is and how it relates to your work.

Week 3 - The application of learning experience design

The only way to learn how to design is through design. It's time to start working on the design of a learning experience. What is the process, what are the tools and how do you turn an idea into an actual learning experience? These questions will be answered in week three.

Week 4 - Share, inspire and grow

The final week is about delivering a great learning experience, sharing the results, inspiring others and growing as a professional. This is the final step of this course and hopefully the first of many more into the field of learning experience design.

What to expect:

Four live webinars of 60 minutes each*
Weekly assignments
Online support with StudyBlend which includes:

  • Your personal learning path
  • Digital resources
  • Peer feedback
  • Personal support from our team of trainers
  • A certificate of completion**

The amount of time you'll spend ranges from 3 to 8 hours a week depending on how much effort you put into the various assignments. This is a synchronous course so you have weekly tasks with clear deadlines that are the same for all participants. We use your input for our weekly webinars so we can share your creations and questions with the rest of the group. Having live interaction is a vital part of this course as it enables us to learn from and with each other.

* Webinars will be held on Fridays at 3.00 pm (CET) and will be recorded to watch later.

**if you have successfully completed the course.

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Learning Experience Design Masterclass

Create powerful learning experiences that engage, motivate and inspire learners in a memorable and meaningful way.

We all love a great experience. When we travel, go out for dinner, visit a museum, shop in a boutique or online, we appreciate a well-designed experience. In fact, as tourists, guests, visitors and customers we’ve come to expect more and more from the experiences in which we invest our time and money.

Today’s learner isn’t any different. People want to learn from memorable experiences that are designed to fit their needs. A standard solution often falls short and a more creative approach is required to design solutions that work. Learning isn’t just about knowledge transfer or developing skills, it is about personal growth from the experiences that shape us. LXD offers a holistic approach to learning and a fresh perspective to come up with unique experiences that improve people’s lives.

The market for LXD is growing explosively as schools and companies are looking for new ways to support, attract, retain and develop talent. Students and employees appreciate the opportunity to learn and value a learning experience that is made especially for them.

Our LXD masterclass is designed to leapfrog into the world of LXD. It covers the fundamentals of LXD and will enable you to venture further into designing great learning experiences.

Prior knowledge of LXD is not required for this masterclass, yet it is very welcome. Generally participants have different levels of expertise in LX design. The variety in participants’ backgrounds offers a wealth of prior experience to learn from. And there’s time to ask questions and dig in deeper to the specifics of LX design that matter to you.

Program

During this one-day masterclass you will work on collaborative challenges using design principles, methods and tools like the Learning Experience Canvas. It is a hands-on fast paced program that is aimed to train and apply the theoretical and practical aspects of LXD.

Morning

  • Check in with coffee and tea
  • Introduction to learning experience design
  • Design sprint: From generating ideas to developing a prototype
  • User testing and feedback

Afternoon

  • Introduction to the Learning Experience Canvas
  • Design research and analysis
  • Design strategy
  • Mapping out a learner journey
  • Q&A and reflection

Lunch, snacks and drinks are included.

Is this for me?

This masterclass serves professionals from the fields of learning (education, L&D, instructional design) and design (UX design, graphic design, game design, LX design). Having this mix of people is a great opportunity to learn from and with each other. As a creative design discipline, LXD builds a bridge from the field of design field to the world of learning.

This course is ideal if:

  • You are a learning professional who’s looking for a new and refreshing way to engage learners.
  • You are a creative professional who wants to use their design skills in the field of learning.
  • You believe learning can or should be done better and you want to know how to achieve that.
  • You are passionate about providing people with memorable and meaningful learning experiences.
  • You are serious about becoming a learning experience designer.

Our approach

At LXD.org we like to practice what we preach. This masterclass is designed with you in mind. Over the years we’ve supported and gotten to know the international LXD community and we use these insights to provide you with a personal and valuable learning experience.

Learning is preferably a social activity which is why collaboration is a vital part of this masterclass. Together we will share our perspectives and expertise to learn both from and with each other. The structure of this masterclass is created to cover all building blocks of LXD while leaving enough space to welcome any questions or precious unexpected moments.

Training is part of our mission to spread LXD across the globe as we’ve seen how great learning experiences have a positive impact on learners and the world around them. It is one of many initiatives that we’ve initiated to support this mission. For more about our work please visit LXD.org.

About Niels Floor

This masterclass is conducted by LXD pioneer Niels Floor. Niels is the creator of the Learning Experience Canvas, founder of LXD.org, initiator of LXDCON, international trainer, keynote speaker and owner of Dutch LXD agency Shapers. He has applied, developed and spread the field of LXD around the world since 2007.

Contact

If you are interested in booking this face to face masterclass for your organisation, please please contact Henna de Koning via henna@lxd.org. We'd love to hear from you!

Frequently asked questions

What is learning experience design?
Learning experience design is the process of creating learning experiences that enable the learner to achieve the desired learning outcome in a human centered and goal oriented way. Read more

How is learning experience design different?

LXD is often compared to fields like instructional design, user experience design, interaction design and experience design. As an interdisciplinary field, LXD mixes elements of these and other fields into a unique blend. Fundamentally, LXD is a creative design discipline applied to the field of learning using the perspective, methodology, skillset and tools of designers to create powerful learning experiences.

Do I need prior knowledge to participate?

Prior knowledge is more than welcome but not required. With a diverse crowd each participant will bring something unique to the table.

What can I expect after the masterclass?

You will have a deeper understanding of LXD and the LX Canvas with which you can improve the designs of your learning experiences. You will also receive a digital certificate of completion for successfully participating in this one day masterclass.

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