Online Learning through Instructional Design

Online Learning through Instructional Design

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 1:00 PM Central | 60 Minutes

Take advantage of the early-bird discount. Enroll by 5/03/17 and pay only $247.

Using Instructional Design to Enhance Online Learning and Engagement

“Design brings forth what would not come naturally.” —Klaus Krippendorff

If developing engaging online courses that promote interaction and motivate learners was easy, everyone would be doing it. Of course, it’s more complicated than that; not only are you framing an online course, you’re building a virtual classroom and community.

How do you ensure the course you are teaching provides students with the high-quality online learning experiences they deserve?

By leaning on the theories of instructional design, you can construct a framework for online courses that enhances student engagement and deepens learning.

In a time when students have unlimited access to content and can learn almost anything on the Web, instructional design is essential to creating a structured learning environment. By applying instructional design to your online courses, you will be better equipped to guide the learner and frame a meaningful learning experience.

The upcoming seminar Online Learning through Instructional Design will show you how.


Simply providing content to students and giving them the space to learn on their own are not an effective approaches to online instruction. One critical aspect of instructional design is that it supports the process of learning rather than the process of teaching.

This seminar will guide you in creating a systematic process for developing education and training programs in a consistent and reliable fashion. You will learn:

  • How to modify face-to-face courses for the online format
  • How to design engaging online activities that promote interaction and facilitate deep learning
  • How to motivate students to engage in online discussion boards
  • How to use technology to teach effective online learning strategies and assess student learning

Learning goals

When designed and implemented effectively, online learning holds huge potential for students seeking a flexible learning medium. This seminar will provide you with the tools to seamlessly transition from face-to-face courses to an online learning format.

After partaking in this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Design rich, online multimedia content to facilitate student understanding and learning
  • Create meaningful online learning activities that enhance student engagement and learning outcomes
  • Select and implement appropriate technology to support online learning and interaction
  • Assess students’ online learning with a variety of assessment tools

Topics covered

  • Utilizing online learning design strategies, tools, and practical tips
  • Redesigning face-to-face courses for online delivery
  • Creating an online student orientation
  • Producing a course overview trailer
  • Forming a virtual walkthrough of the course website
  • Designing an effective syllabus and a syllabus quiz
  • Creating a well-organized online course structure
  • Organizing online modules
  • Teaching effective online learning strategies
  • Using strategic course announcements
  • Implementing multimedia, such as text, videos, and games
  • Designing active and interactive online learning activities
  • Using technology to help students demonstrate learning
  • Understanding methods for assessing student learning


This seminar is intended for those who have a basic understanding of online learning and are interested in creating the best possible experience for students. This includes:

  • Faculty who are making the transition from face-to-face to online instruction
  • Teaching assistants seeking a solid introduction to online learning design
  • Instructional designers interested in an introduction to online learning design strategies
  • Faculty developers pursuing meaningful online learning activities to enhance student engagement
  • Center for teaching and learning staff


This is a chance for those with a calling to teach to translate their success to a new environment. The presenter, Dr. Meixun Zheng, is an experienced faculty developer with a deep understanding of instructional design who will provide faculty and learning staff with the best tools available for making the transition from face-to-face to online instruction.


Your seminar registration includes:

  • One (1) connection to the live event
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from our speaker
  • On-demand access for 30 days after the seminar airs on 5/17/17
  • CD recording of the seminar
  • Written transcript of the audio
  • Supplemental materials, including discussion guide and critical reflection worksheet
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

For the live seminar, you can have as many people participate in the program as you like using the single connection by using a large screen, projector, and speakers. Additional connections for other locations or branch campuses can be purchased for $100 per additional connection. Contact Magna Customer Service at 800-433-0499 to add additional connections for the live seminar.

For the on-demand access, connection instructions are sent via email to registrants approximately 30 minutes after the live seminar has concluded. Registrants are allowed to share the access instructions with faculty and staff from their institution to view individually or in groups. There is no limit to how many times the on-demand program is accessed while available.

Product code: QC17AA

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