IDA’S focus is on the Instructional Design of engaging, reflective and application-based workplace learning programs and training materials.
Simply put, we work to maximize the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of learning experiences.
We offer an end-to-end solution that includes consultation for delivery, implementation and evaluation of program effectiveness.
Typical materials developed for clients include:
- High Level Training Designs and Training Architectures
- Facilitator Guides
- Learner Workbooks
- PowerPoint Presentations (key points/visuals)
- Quick References Guides/Job Aids
- Pre-and Post-program Activities
- Program Evaluation Tools
- Program Launch Communications
- Manager Embedding Guides and Toolkits
- Mobile Learning Applications
- Any other form of training materials required
Our Instructional Design Process
Our instructional design and learning design process includes working with clients to determine key business objectives that inform the end goal of learning programs. We explore how the business objective impacts current skills, knowledge and behaviours and then create a learning experience to enable learners to reach the desired business goal.
IDA draws on the ADDIE model of Instructional Design.
ADDIE describes five phases:
IDA uses a variety of adult learning theories in learning design. Our approach is driven by the concept of inquiry-based Discovery Learning, which requires learners to make connections to previous knowledge, bring their own questions to learning, investigate and critically reflect on concepts and design ways to try out their ideas.
To maximize learner engagement and transfer of learning, we design programs that offer both formal and informal learning opportunities.
Examples of methodologies and activities that IDA uses in its learning design include:
- Appreciative Inquiry (strengths-based approach)
- Critical Reflection
- Shared Learning
- Action Planning
- Case Studies
- Critical Incident Analysis
- Skills Practice
Learn more about our work here.