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Checklist for Instructional Designers


Hey everyone. I am currently working on developing a detailed list of items to include in a checklist that Instructional Designer's can use when reviewing storyboards written for e-learning. I am looking for item suggestions from all of you seasoned training professionals. I am looking to include everything from Measurable Objectives with corresponding assessment items, through content items, interactive items, etc. Basically anything you would want to look for if you were an ID and wanted to make sure that an e-learning storyboard is instructionally sound from top to bottom. Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Once I gather all of the information and put this document together I will gladly share with everyone if you'd like.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Checklist for instructional designers

    The key thing to look at is: objective (is it measurable and what level is it at (Blooms)), content (how does the content presented support the learning objective, including interactivity, learning levels, examples, key learning points, summaries), practice / worked examples (giving learners the opportunity to self-test and ensuring this aligns with what has been taught and the objective), final assessment (do learners have a good chance at achieving a positive outcome based on content presented and does final assessment test to the original objective).

    Other key considerations are narrative style, use of images and basic editorial checks.

    Hope that helps, 


  2. Checklist – I use this as a guide…

    • Have you listed all the material, tools, equipment, and training aids you will need for the event?
    • Has the presentation been developed in a step-by-step sequence?
    • Are key questions included?
    • Has consideration been given to taking care of necessary safety precautions?
    • Have appropriate reminders been included for the use of aids at the proper time?
    • Has sufficient detail been included to satisfy the needs of the students?
    • Have provisions been made for individual differences?
    • Have you decided on the number of students to be used in student participation?
    • Have you considered the use of some prepared instructional resource material, such as articles?
    • Will your students spend the greater part of their time learning and applying new information rather than taking notes?
    • Will the final summary bring out the key points of the lesson?
    • Have you considered the assignment of home/work based study?
    • Have sources of authOrity for your material been noted?
    • Have you listed further sources of information relative to the lesson for students’ use?
    • Does your plan show evidence of careful analysis of the topic to be taught?
    • Could an instructor work from your plan and do a creditable job?
    • Have you anticipated questions and problems that might arise during your event?
    • Does the completed lesson plan present a neat, professional appearance?
    • Is there space on the plan for revisions?
    • Have you remembered to include definitions of new and difficult terms?
    • Have you tried to introduce variety into your teaching of the lesson?
    • Do you plan to use some of the material for a quiz or test?
    • Does overall inspection of the lesson reveal a developmental approach using the principles of leaming and good organisation?


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