Our innovative approach to course design is based on a more
effective delivery of online learning which users can immediately apply to their respective
occupations. Part of this design focuses on content and content delivery, but it also
concentrates on the structure of the content so that any topical area can be used as a “quick
hit job aid” or as a subject refresher for users to revisit without having to review a course
sequentially or in its entirety.
The big powerhouses in online learning – Khan Academy, EdX and Coursera – have shown
data on student behavior which reveal that lectures and videos are the least important part in
the learning process. Instead, interactivity, provided by frequent questions and assessments,
an iterative learning process, and diagnostics hold the most power in online technologies and
adaptive learning processes.
CLS will structure your online delivery and content based on:
Instructional design is informed by the science of learning, with an emphasis on
learning objectives, mastery of key competencies, and assessments closely aligned to
Research shows that the best training tells the learner a story. The narrative can be a
complex story or a simple scenario. Rather than abstract facts, the learner is engaged
in the information because it is relatable and engaging. The learner’s brain actually
reacts differently to reading descriptive, expressive language versus facts.
CLS’ approach to course design incorporates personalized learning pathways, decision-tree
models of active learning, and real-world scenarios with frequent interval testing
Research shows that human brains can process four to five bits of information at a
time, so our instructional design approach breaks learning into smaller, bite-sized
segments, and delivers them more frequently.
We will also design your course to provide ongoing reinforcement of critical learning
points through spaced repetition (interval reinforcement) and repeated retrieval
(testing), giving your learners enough time and exposure to imprint the knowledge
This course delivery method personalizes learning so that every user learns what is
needed for their job in a way best suited to the user’s learning style.
Studies show that many learners do not apply their learning to the job – either they’re not motivated, or don’t remember critical information. We develop training in such a way that knowledge and skills are transferred and retained.
CLS can incorporate evaluation into online course activities to assist in future education planning.
These techniques have proven to increase user engagement and knowledge retention, but most importantly, our interactive delivery method helps you perform your job better.