What Should E-Learning Designers Know About Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction? #142

Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction #142: Challenge | Recap

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.

Montse Anderson: Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction

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Dianne Hope: Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction

Learn more about each event in this classroom-themed interaction from Dianne.

Dianne Hope: Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction

Click to view Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction | Learn more

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.


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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:

Blooms Taxonomy

Blooms Taxonomy RECAP #141: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you an engaging week, E-Learning Heroes!

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David Jordan
Chris Reynolds

We use the SAM model for product development, so my submission is an early prototype that demonstrates core functionality. When presented with lists like these 9 events, I try to avoid turning them into interactive bullet points (click 'a' to read about 'a', click 'b' to read about 'b' etc...). This prototype shows the 3 steps that I'd follow to help make this relate to other instructional designers. http://s3.amazonaws.com/tempshare-stage.storyline.articulate.com/sto_1arkre1104rc1o0i17ia1g69jbv9/story.html Slide 1: gives an overview of the steps. this could be text, video, images, etc... It's pure content deliver. Slide 2: requires the learner to apply their knowledge, matching each of the steps to a scenario that is realistic for their workplace. Lightboxes allow them to refer to... Expand

David Anderson
David Anderson
Dianne  Hope
David Anderson