The world-renowned instructional design specialist, Neil Lasher – who is also the President of the ASTD Global Network UK and a committee member of the eLearning Network (eLN), the UK’s foremost professional association for users and developers of e-learning – is running his International two-day Masterclass on a modern approach to instructional design again at the RBS Williams Formula 1 (F1) Conference Centre, in Grove, Oxfordshire
In addition to learning about the basics of instructional design; learning styles; emotional significance, creative advantage and Lasher’s ‘Five ‘A’s of Learning’ – a model of instructional design (ID) which encapsulates the lessons of 20 years of designing e-learning and related materials to produce a model for ID specifically relating to task-based and ‘rapid’ or ‘workflow’ e-learning – delegates receive a tour of the Conference Centre. This includes seeing all of Williams’ F1 cars since 1977 and visiting the Williams F1 team’s trophy museum.
Since the previous ID course at the Williams Formula 1 Conference Centre was over-subscribed, Lasher – who also heads up Trainer1, one of the UK’s leading independent e-learning specialists – is running another course at the RBS Williams F1 Conference Centre on 1st and 2nd April.
To coincide with the start of the Formula 1 season last weekend, Lasher announced that, on 15 May, he will be running the first ‘Advanced Instructional Design’ course – at the same location. This one day course involves delegates initially going through a teambuilding exercise to become a ‘pit crew’ working on a real F1 car.
This advanced course is structured to provide highly memorable experiential learning which should remain in delegates’ long term memory. By the end of the course, the delegates will have dissected the training they have received, discussing – among other things – the instructional design (ID) models and ‘learning cycles’ used, as well as determining the optimal ID model and the ideal ‘blend’ of learning delivery methods.
“Instead of merely looking at, and analysing, pieces of e-learning, the delegates on the Advanced Instructional Design course will experience the effects of their efforts,” Lasher said. “This should be highly memorable – after all, when was the last time you got the chance to change the tyres on a F1 car under timed conditions?”
For some time, Lasher has been running the ‘More Than Instructional Design’ (MID) course around the world – notably in the UK, USA, Russia and Canada.
”Delegates receive tips on how to isolate the learning requirements, create the right blend to address different groups and styles, design a course map, identify opportunities for interactivity, learn to consider the correct intervention and practice using creativity,” Lasher explained.
“The MID course is a fast and furious two days which leaves delegates invigorated, ready to create great e-learning, while the one day advanced course enables the delegates to learn and experience something that is very special indeed,” promised Lasher.