The importance of learning experience design

In order to achieve meaningful outcomes in the space of the important work, we must ensure we develop optimised processes. This requires streamlining formal learning, maximising the utility of resources, and facilitating optimal interaction. This is the realm of learning experience design and how we intend to develop the e-SKILLS4All training course.

Learning experience design can, and should, operate at several levels because individual learning experiences should be optimal with a minimalist approach that combines effective cognitive design with engaging emotional design. The formal resources should be designed to mesh with the task and provide effective information design and the social learning tools should be organised around the way the team coheres.

When looking deeper into instructional design, information mapping, and aligned social media, at the next level, the learning development processes should make it easy to develop good learning design, using tools and templates to scaffold proper outcomes (and preclude bad design), and the oversight needs to be based upon sound principles. It is all about design processes and teams, as well as tools, content models and delivery architectures. 

At a higher level, the components of learning need to complement one another, so courses are designed in synchrony with the resources and networks, and vice versa. The IT infrastructure should be based on structures that maintain security, reliability, and maintainability with flexibility so as not to preclude new directions. It is all about content frameworks and hosting architectures, semantics, and organizational alignment and culture.

Author: Mattheos Kakaris