Developing course material before designing the overall plan would be like embarking on a journey without a roadmap or writing a treatise before the outline—you are likely to get lost or delayed by unexpected detours.
A good instructional design plan can save time, keep you on track toward the learning goals, and avoid unfulfilled expectations.
For a sound design, include these instructional design consulting best practice elements:
- A thorough understanding of the target learning audience
- Discussions with subject matter experts, stakeholders, project team members and the learners themselves
- Alignment of the purpose of the course with the design plan