Instructional Design Services
Are you looking for expert instructional design services? Look no further than TrainSmart. Our team is comprised of seasoned professionals who specialize in designing effective and engaging instructional materials that align with your unique needs and learning outcomes.
We understand that each client and learning situation requires a tailored approach, which is why we offer a variety of design models and contemporary approaches, including scenario-based training, motivational design, immersive learning, and microlearning.
Our interactive partnership process ensures that not only are we improving efficiencies in design and development, but we are also improving the outcome. With our expertise, you can confidently turn the learning over to the learner and focus on the outcome.
Choose TrainSmart and you’ll see improved learning outcomes for your trainees, ensuring that your investments in training are truly paying off. We can help you develop a comprehensive instructional design that aligns with your business goals and objectives and enhances the overall effectiveness of your training programs.
Our custom corporate instructional design services are second to none. We can develop and conduct complex training programs, facilitate classroom and virtual instructor-led programs, analyze employee training needs, and much more. Our expertise in ADDIE, SAM, and AGILE models of instructional design ensures that we develop quality training materials that include written course content, systems documentation, and e-learning.
We also consult with clients, team members, and subject matter experts to ensure that our training solutions are job-based, learner-centered, organized, accurate, practical, and sustainable. From digital eBooks to self-directed modules, classroom materials, and coaching tools, we can design it all.
Don’t settle for mediocre training programs. Partner with TrainSmart and elevate your instructional design to the next level.
Hire Us For
Instructional Design Services
- Develop and conduct complex training programs in response to organizational needs.
- Facilitate classroom, virtual instructor-led, and train-the-trainer programs
- Analyze employee training needs and develops appropriate new programs and materials
- Develop Instructional development solutions that include written course content, systems documentation, and e-learning (Adobe Captivate & Articulate Storyline)
- Develop quality training materials based on the ADDIE, SAM & AGILE models of instructional design
- Write course content, practice scenarios, activities, and assessments
- Consult with clients, team members, and subject matter experts regarding training needs
- Deliver engaging and professional, small group, and/or classroom training to end-users
- Design effective blended training solutions that are job-based, learner-centered, organized, accurate, practical and sustainable
- Develop a robust and sustainable blended training curriculum
- Develop programs like digital eBooks, eLearning modules, self-directed modules, classroom materials (participant guide, facilitator guide, presentations, etc), and coaching tools
Our Approach To Instructional Design Projects
At TrainSmart, we take an interactive approach to partnering with our clients to achieve superior outcomes. Our methodology is based on classical instructional design and tailored to each client’s unique needs. We explore various delivery modalities to find the best solution for the project, whether it be online learning, instructor-led training, virtual instructor-led training, or blended methods.
Our final deliverables can include participant guides, leader guides, job aids, e-learning modules, webinars, technical documentation, simulations, community development, testing, certifications, and even the implementation of a full learning management system. We focus on defining the training needs, designing high-quality courses, and implementing strategies for effective knowledge transfer.
At TrainSmart, our ultimate goal is to align your training objectives with your business goals and strategies, using our fully-scalable instructional design model that is based on a proven five-phase approach.
Do you think training is the issue? Training doesn’t solve all performance problems. A training need assessment is a process of identifying performance-based problems and pinpointing those problems that can be addressed through training. This type of assessment will determine the performance gap (examining the current performance against the optimal performance) that must be improved to increase productivity, response time, customer satisfaction, etc. A training needs assessment will also evaluate your current training to see if it is relevant as well as establish a direction for future training development.
There are many factors that impact performance including tools, incentives, environment, teams, and access to information.
A needs assessment is most important so that the right solution is determined for the problem at hand.
Designing and building a training program is not an easy 1-2-3. You must take into consideration the audience – who will be receiving this training. Group A might be all engineers whereas Group B might be an entire sales force…the personality and behavioral makeup of these two audiences are on opposite ends of the spectrum.
Understanding your audience means gathering data through focus groups, interviews, conversations with SMEs, surveys/questionnaires, observing, etc.
Training is only relevant if the audience can apply it to their jobs. It must be task-oriented and focused on improving actual on-the-job performance. Task analysis will help define the training’s performance objectives for the audience.
Delivery Method Analysis
What is the best approach to training? Instructor-led, web-based, eLearning, self-study? This analysis will determine what the best style(s) of training is for the target audience. TrainSmart believes in a blended learning approach, which uses a variety of teaching and learning techniques. People learn in all different ways so by reaching out to all types of learners your training will be most effective.
Good communication and organization equal positive, successful results. TrainSmart feels the best practice for project management is to set clear project deliverables that have set milestones along the path to project completion.
A builder would never start building without a blueprint from the architect. The same goes for content development! The course design comes from the analyses, especially task analysis. Using the performance objectives uncovered from the task analysis, content developers create a whiteboard for the course. This is a preliminary plan for all lessons and modules with their associated performance objectives and activities. There is also the proposed method of evaluation for the course.
The course design is reviewed by the Project manager(s) and SMEs before the course development occurs.
Full development begins only after the client has approved the course design – outline, performance objectives, activities, and evaluation. Each lesson will contain the objectives, activities, evaluation, and feedback. Instructional designers use the blueprint, “course design” to build the content for each lesson. It’s the trainer’s job to bring the objectives, content, and activities to life with motivation, articulation, and excitement.
Review, Review & More Review…
After development, it’s the job of the SMEs to conduct a thorough review of the content. This is to ensure the content is technically accurate. It is the job of the instructional designer to take the information gathered and deliver it in a user–friendly, non-technical style of writing. The SMEs will double-check the content makes sense and is giving the correct message. On a different level of review, editors must check for grammar, spelling, formatting, and style consistency.
Before course rollout, a pilot takes place with actual learners. This is a chance for the trainers and client to review the course one last time before its implementation to the participants, department or even company-wide audience.
This is an integral part of the development process itself. It allows the development team – including the training specialists, SMEs, instructional designers, and instructors, to gather feedback from actual participants in a real-world setting.
Some questions and topics to keep in mind while running the pilot include:
- Time allotment for each module and activity
- The flow of the course
- Is the material user-friendly?
- Are the instructions for activities and exercises clearly stated?
- Are the learning objectives achieved by the end of the course?
- Course assessment tools
- Collect feedback from learners
- What revisions need to be made?
Revisions and fine-tuning of the course continue until the entire development team signs off and everyone is in agreement with the final product.
“Working with TrainSmart on instructional design projects has always been an effective way to reach goals for programs that require customization or built from the ground up – which is why we keep engaging them with our projects. The process used is straightforward, consistent, quick, and effective. Even though we may work with different professionals on various projects, the customer experience we have and quality of work consistently exceeds expectations.”
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We are positive a partnership with TrainSmart and our instructional design team will lead to positive results no matter what the business challenges involved.
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to learning. A partnership with TrainSmart will lead to positive results no matter what the business challenges involved.