LXD Online Course
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.
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*
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.
We all want to learn from experiences that engage and inspire us. This masterclass is designed to experience the power of creating such great learning experiences.
Learning experience design (LX design) is a versatile and challenging design discipline. It requires different types of expertise both from the field of design and the field of learning. During this intensive masterclass you’ll get familiar with all the fundamentals of LX design and bring the worlds of design and learning closer together.
Prior knowledge of LX design 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.
In the morning we’ll start to expand and align our views on LX design. The goal is to have a shared understanding and appreciation of LX design.
This will be achieved by covering both the theoretical foundation and practical application of LX design. This masterclass is as much hands on as possible. All the knowledge that you acquire will be applied straight away.
You will work on a group assignment that is designed to build creative confidence and get tangible results. Each group will go through a complete design process.
We’ll get to experience and test the actual designs the groups created at the end of the morning. This is always an exciting moment as we can experience first hand what a well designed learning experience does to you on a cognitive, personal and emotional level.
The afternoon is all about designing a complete learning experience using the Learning Experience Canvas. Once again you will work in groups and you will receive a challenging assignment.
First we are going to research the goals and characteristics of the learner. This will provide us with a solid foundation to start working on our designs. This is where we transition from an analytical to a creative mindset. And this is where you can really push your boundaries to come up with a truly original and meaningful learning experience.
Your design will come to life as a rapid prototype. Now you can put all of your assumptions, ideas and design choices to the test. As we test our designs you will learn what works and what doesn’t.
At the end of the day we will take time to reflect on what we’ve created and learned. This is a great moment to get useful feedback from the trainer and your colleagues.