Learner Experience Design: designing Instruction with the Learner in Mind

Thursday, August 1

Session 3 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: McCartney Hall 104

Learner Experience design is no longer a buzzword and is the way of the future for instructional design. But what is it? Combining elements of User Experience (UX) design and instructional design, Learner Experience (LX) design is student- focused for a digital learning age. We know that online instruction demands a different approach than face-to-face; therefore, IDs and course developers must keep the learner in mind when designing courses. This presentation will explain what User Experience design is, how it relates to online instruction, and the difference between LX design and instructional design. It will also address the challenges and solutions in creating learner-centered instruction in an online environment.

Presented by
Valorie Engholm, Park University, valorie.engholm@park.edu

Presenter Bio(s)
Valorie Engholm has been working in education for about fifteen years, and in instructional design for three. She worked as an assistant librarian at Linda Hall Library before teaching adult education at KCKCC, and then worked as an instructional designer and subject matter expert for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). She now works as an instructional designer for Park University. She has a Master’s in Education, and is currently working towards an Ed.D. in Instructional Design. Valorie lives in Kansas City, MO, with her family.

Session Type: Best Practices / Lessons Learned | Learner Engagement | Presentation (50 min.)

Keywords: Classroom practices, Instructional design, Learning objects and repositories, Pedagogy

Intended Audiences: Role: Teacher/faculty | Higher Education | Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Targeted Learning: Attendees will learn the difference between learner experience design and instructional design, and how to create quality online learning environments that are conducive not only to a digital environment, but also to the unique way in which online learners learn.