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How to work with your instructional designer


If you're a subject matter expert tasked with creating an elearning course, you might find yourself working with an instructional designer to bring your content to life. Instructional designers are experts in creating effective learning experiences, and they can help you develop a course that engages learners and achieves your learning objectives.


Here are a few tips on how to work effectively with an instructional designer:

  1. Clearly communicate your learning objectives: Before you start working with an instructional designer, make sure you have a clear idea of what you want your learners to achieve. Communicate your learning objectives clearly to your instructional designer so they can design a course that meets your goals.

  2. Be open to feedback and collaboration: Instructional designers are experts in designing effective learning experiences, and they may have suggestions for how to structure your course or present your content in the most engaging way. Be open to their feedback and collaborate with them to create a course that meets your objectives and engages your learners.

  3. Provide examples and reference materials: If you have any examples of courses or materials that you like, share them with your instructional designer. This can help them understand your preferences and design a course that aligns with your style.

  4. Be available and responsive: Instructional designers may have questions or need additional information from you throughout the design process. Make sure you're available and responsive to their requests to keep the project moving forward.

Working with an instructional designer can be a rewarding experience that results in a high-quality elearning course. By following these tips and maintaining open communication, you can collaborate effectively with your instructional designer and create a course that meets your learning objectives and engages your learners.

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