Johnston Course Design realizes that time is the most precious commodity. We want to help you regain your time so that you can impact more people and reach a larger audience. Johnston Course Design works with corporate training managers, executive business coaches, and entrepreneurs to develop an online learning experience to match your strategic goals and performance outcomes. 

 

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Johnston Course Design
Great courses start with great conversations.

Online courses are a great way to leverage your abilities and connect with a wider audience. With your brand or personal reputation on the line, trusting the right people to bring your vision to life is vital to success. As a trained instructional designer with a decade in the education space, Katharine Johnston can deliver quality online instruction. 

In your initial 30 minute consultation, we will talk about your idea or concept, how that can be translated to the online learning space, the time and resources needed, planning and pricing. 

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 Get familiar with our approach

Project Initiation and Analysis

Once a client is onboarded, Johnston Course Design works on developing a comprehensive initiation. The project initiation covers items such as:

  • Project overview statement

  • Requirement breakdown

  • Determination of project essentials

  • Deliverables

  • Risks, Assumptions, Constraints, and Dependencies

  • Budget and Payments

  • Roles and Responsibilities

An analysis is vital to the success of any course. The analysis looks at a variety of factors not included by the project initiation. These factors focus on the user and their experience.  In analysis, it is typical to investigate hosting platforms and examine which platform is best for your needs.

Development and Design 

An analysis is vital to the success of any course. The analysis looks at a variety of factors not included by the project initiation. These factors focus on the user and their experience.  In analysis, it is typical to investigate hosting platforms and examine which platform is best for your needs.

The design process takes a bulk of the time building a course and is the most rigorous part. The first step in the design process is to pick the color scheme that will tell the story of the course from font choice, to animations, to colors. In design, each part of the course is brought to life. Design is what the user will experience and will see and know as the course.

Implementation and Evaluation

This step is all about getting the course into the hands of participants. For implementation to be successful we first run a beta test where we invite people to test our course. This serves to check that the course runs smoothly and that any errors are addressed before taking the product to market. Implementation is not the final step. 

Evaluation is the final step of the process and where participant data is analyzed. This data is used to inform improvements to the course or to inform future instructional opportunities. Evaluation data can encompass participant assessment scores, time on screen, mouse tracking, xAPI or SCROM data, and or any other measurable outputs.  This data is used to assess to measure the course’s initial goals.  

Johnston Course Design 
  • Implementing ADDIE or AGILE model of project management

  • Analyzing risk, assumptions, constraints, dependencies 

  • Tracking learning indicators

  • Working within project budgets

  • Developing storyboarding, course mapping, quizzes, and assessments built into the course

  • Designing course layouts, graphics, fonts, colors, and other parts of the user experience

  • Working collaboratively with teams to implement that course throughout an organization

  • Partnering with stakeholders to evaluate course success