A common challenge for course designers is finding practical ways to apply learning models to real-world projects. It’s not that the models and theories are difficult to understand. Most are commonsense guidelines that even non-practitioners would understand. Instead, the challenge is visualizing the models using real-world constraints like resources, authoring tools, and experience.
Take Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction. His nine-step process provides course designers an easy-to-follow framework for structuring their training and e-learning courses. Follow the steps and you’ll have an engaging and effective course, right? Nope.
How can course designers apply Gagné’s nine events to their instructional design process? How can one or more of Gagne’s nine events provide an effective learning process? That’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
But before we move into the challenge, let’s look at a few interactive examples community members have shared in previous challenges.
Montse Anderson: Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction
Click through to see details on each of Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction in this example by Montse.
Dianne Hope: Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction
Learn more about each event in this classroom-themed interaction from Dianne.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to design a short demo, quiz, or activity to help e-learning designers learn more about Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction and how the events can be applied to e-learning.
Bonus: Design one or more real-world examples for each of Gagne’s nine events.
- Grabbing Attention and Motivating Learners in E-Learning
- Multimedia Learning Principles for Course Designers
- 3 Ways to Motivate Learners with Interactions
- 3 Simple Techniques to Guide Your Learner's Attention
- 10 Strategies for Motivating Your Learners
- Using Interactive Job Aids in E-Learning
- Instructional Design Learning Activities
- How Are You Using Instructional Design Cheat Sheets?
- Podcast: How Do Instructional Designers Get Things Done?
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start your own thread and share a link to your published example..
- Blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
- Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you grab our attention with this week’s challenge, take a moment to review the interactive demos your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:
Wishing you an engaging week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.
***NOTE: Please don’t use Google Drive or Dropbox to host your projects. Both companies have announced that they’re no longer going to support HTML projects.
You can use our Dropbox file request link to send me your zipped output: https://www.dropbox.com/request/jrqHXAxWwbts234Y4xak. Please include your first and last name and challenge number in the file name: DavidAnderson_122.zip.