Finally...

A practical method for the consistent, floor-level application of Instructional Design theory. Because until now, if you present a dozen Instructional Designers with the same training challenge, you will receive a dozen different Design Documents.

 
 
 

A reliable way to consistently craft instructionally sound Design Documents

The Learning Design Tool is an advance organizer and job aide for Instructional Designers. It increases productivity and provides a way to standardize how Instructional Design is practiced in your organization.The Learning Design Tool allows you to control

 
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Design Document structure and formatting

 

The Domains and Action Verbs used in constructing learning objectives

 

What course writers receive as the basis for developing facilitator guides.

 

 

 


Speed through the Design phase

The Learning Design Tool is a Word add-in that provides practical assistance in performing the key tasks involved in building a Design Document.

 
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Smart Template

Provides an Instructional Design Document template

 

Consistently Create

Branded, formatted Design Documents

 
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Course ID

Add an ID that is a searchable Windows Explorer field

 
 

Audit Trail

  • Use the Course ID to locate all documents you import data from
    and export data to
  • Generate reports with audit trail data

 
 

Automate Data Import

  • Analysis phase data
  • ISD and SME bios

  • Instructional Activity data
 
 

Automate Construction of Terminal
and Enabling Learning Objectives

  • Supportable, based on Blooms Taxonomy

 
 

Automate Addition and Mapping of
Learner Achievement Activities

  • Appropriate to the Learning Levels

 
 

Build Course Outlines

  • Constructed with Modules and Lessons based on
    the Learning Objectives
  • With placeholders for additional relevant data

 

Extract

Course Outlines for use as the basis of Facilitator Guides


Example

Here is an example of the base Design Document the Learning Design Tool creates for you.


 

Jump-start the Development phase

 

Once your Design Document is built you will have a detailed Course Outline. Your Course Outline forms the basis of your facilitator guide. 

Extract your detailed Course Outline to

  • Word 
  • PowerPoint

  • IGST (Instructor Guide Scripting Template) 
  • LeaderGuide Pro
     

 

If you extract to LeaderGuide Pro a full 3-column facilitator guide will be created, ready for your course writers to build out, in Word, with LeaderGuide Pro.


About the LDT Automation

The Learning Design Tool provides two types of automation Mechanical and Cognitive.

 
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Mechanical Automation

The mechanical automation logically and consistently builds Design Documents that produce a detailed Course Outline with:

  • Modules based on Terminal Objectives
  • Lessons based on Enabling Objectives
  • Module Achievement Lessons built from Learner Achievement Activities
 
 
 

With placeholder prompts for:

  • Module Overview
  • Lesson Overview
  • Module Time 
  • Lesson Time
  • Required resources 
  • Instructional Activity Types 

The mechanical automation also extracts your Course Outline for use as the basis of a Facilitator Guide.

 
 

Cognitive Automation

The cognitive automation functions assist Instructional Designers in:

Organizing and focusing their thinking by providing a logical process for adding information

Constructing properly formed learning objectives by providing data forms populated with your standardized domains and action verbs

Sequencing and structuring the Course content to provide the best learning environment

Validating the decisions made as the Design Document is constructed.


Because there is no other tool that does what the Learning Design Tool does...

 

The best way to fully grasp what it can do to assist you is to try it. You can try it for free for 3 days. Learn about the free trial and get started.

 

Customize for your Organization

One of the purposes of the Learning Design Tool is to assist you in standardizing the implementation of Instructional Design within your organization. There are a number of ways to customize your Learning Design Tool software.

 
 

Learning Domains

Select the ones that you want to use:

Cognitive, Psychomotor and Affective

 

Default Domain

Choose your preferred domain. Based on your selection, when the Learning Objectives dialog opens, the Learning Levels and Learning Type settings associated with your default domain are pre-loaded.

 

Taxonomy of Knowledge

Choose your preferred taxonomy

Bloom Original
Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. 
 

Bloom Revised
Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating.

 

Taxonomy of Skill

The Learning Design Tool uses the skill taxonomy of Ravindra H. Dave because it is best aligned with the education of adults.
 

There are two other models, one by Simpson and the other Harrow, and we are open to comments/feedback about possibly offering these in the future.

 

Taxonomy of Attitude

The Learning Design Tool uses the only taxonomy of this domain, published by Dr. David Krathwohl.

 

Learning Objective Usage

Controls whether or not the LDT records tracking information on

  • the Learning Objective reference numbers and to where they have been extracted.
     
  • the source documents that content was imported from.
 

Learning Objective Action Verbs

Customize the verbs for the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude domains

 

Learning Objective Measurement Criterion

Create a custom list of organizationally approved criteria to plug into your learning objective descriptions

 

Learner Achievement Activities

Create a selection of well-written, learner-centered descriptions of the exercises, tests and activities your organization will use to clearly demonstrate that the learner has accomplished the goals defined by your learning objectives. Use to quickly populate the Learner Achievement Activity section of your design document.

 

Content Structure Activities

Customize the list of Instructional Cues that can be used to build out the Course Outline. These cues form the basis of the step by step direction to be provided to the instructor in the facilitator guide that will be built from the course outline.

 

Document Styles

Customize the fonts and paragraph styles used in your Design Documents to align with your corporate style guide standards.

 

Cover Pages

Create as many custom cover pages as you need 

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And once you have customized you can

  • Share your customizations
  • Import shared customizations
  • Restore default settings 

 


Demo

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Learn more by setting up a product demo.

Let us show you how the Learning Design Tool will help you work faster, work smarter and change for the better.


Info for your boss

 

Download our product information sheet.

Purchase options and price information included.


It's time to get started.

Jump in! You will find the Learning Design Tool intuitive.

 
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Help is built in, tutorials are available on our website, we offer flexible user training options, live customer support is available during normal business hours and we provide a complimentary new user orientation. Learn about our flexible and affordable license options.


Work faster. Work Smarter.
Change for the better with the
Learning Design Tool.