10 Tips on How to Design a Workbook
Posted Date: 2017-06-30
Creating and designing a workbook effectively is one of the best ways to add value to your audience. Instructional designers use technology and multimedia as tools and design programs that are effective and efficient to keep your audience hooked. They upgrade the instructions by analyzing the learning needs and by developing the learning experience systematically.
They are familiar with a wide range of educational technology which can be used to deliver learning experiences; they also provide a method, following which facilitates the transfer of knowledge, skills and attitude to the learner. They present the content in a simple yet effective way. However, there isn't an in-depth training on what goes into creating such workbooks. So what? This fundamental workshop comes with a step-by-step process using which you can design such workbook in a single day.
There are infinite ways to use workbooks, either for more engaging webinars or content upgrade. But to create an effective one, the objective must be defined well-in-advance.
Engage your target audience by making it interesting, enthusiastic and exciting. It should not only make their experience delightful but, also consider the requirements expressed by the 'client'.
Build experimental learning activities; add value to the workbook to gain tips and design creative breaks and challenges that can be completed in a day.
Make use of the internet for content search; gather as much information as possible to ensure a quick and effective learning.
The course design process should be managed to meet immediate results avoiding last minute crisis. Gain access to resources, materials, methods, and designs.
#1 - Training Areas Principles of learning
The adult learners spend their time to absorb new information. Thus, the training should provide full-proof concepts. They should meet the individual needs as these adults come from different backgrounds.
#2 - Differentiate Learning Styles
Facilitate individual learning styles and create modular formats that fit with the audience.
#3 - Manage Your Content
Evaluate how much content you need to cover in a day and the amount of practice required to form a lesson. Moreover, design lessons in an engaging and interesting way to prevent boredom.
#4 - Process, Needs, and Roles
Make it easy for the audience to get a hang up on what you are teaching. Differentiate between theoretical learning, instructional learning, and design plans. Recognize the elements of the instructional design technique and explain what role the instructional designer plays.
#5 - Task and Content Analysis
The learners are distinct; therefore the content should be appropriately identified and pitched according to the learner's levels. Breaking the tasks down into separate steps would be beneficial.
#6 - Designing the Workbook and Visuals
While creating a workbook, you can also add guided exercises, checklists, to-do’s, calendars, etc. as it helps the learners to digest the given information in a much more simple way.
#7 - Follow A Proper Sequence
Decide the best sequence for the content which will help in improving the learner's understanding of the lesson/material. Present the content in a way that the objectives can be easily mastered by each learner.
#8 - Use Various Formats
Use of instructional strategies, text, and pictures will make the content more interacting. You can teach a procedure, rule, interpersonal skill and/or attitude, concepts and facts.
#9 - The last 30-minute Makeover
Similar to a quick revision, set aside the last 30 minutes for the makeover and provide final thoughts and tips to add value to the workbook. Focusing on continuous improvements and preventing delays.
#10 - The Last Inspection
Scrutinize whether the designs meet the training needs or not. Note down what improvements can be made in the same.Separate lone remarks from statistically significant feedback and constructing instruments which test skills, behaviors, attitude, and knowledge.
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