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Designing for Effective Learning

Creating effective learning activities for adults is as much an art as a science. Good practitioners use "design thinking" to bring together the needs of the learner and the organizations for which they work - for lasting business results. Whether you design for online, blended, or classroom learning, in this course you will harness your creativity and planning skills to draft programs designed for how people learn. You will get feedback and ideas from your experienced instructor and from your fellow course participants. You will learn:

  • How to "think like a designer" when meeting the learning challenges of your organization
  • How understanding your own brain will make you a better designer
  • How to use an "agile" approach to run your design project
  • How to design learning solutions that engage, motivate - and stick!

Two 6-hour sessions (9:00-4:00 with lunch break)

Margaret Page has over thirty years of management experience in several industries, with the last ten years focused on managing the learning function and learning design. A Past President on the Maine Chapter of ASTD, Peggy also presents on training design and eLearning at the national ASTD TechKnowledge Conference. In her current role, Peggy manages the training design team at TD Bank, where eLearning and the virtual classroom play a central role in educating a geographically dispersed and growing employee population.

2 Tuesdays, January 7 and 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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$295 (12 contact hours/ 1.2 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus


Class meets 1/7 & 1/14.