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Learning Experience Design

NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER

Starts July 18, 2022

Elevate your Digital Learning Experiences

Join NovoEd for five weeks beginning July 18 for Learning Experience Design: From Ideas to Impact, an SHRM-certified NovoEd course. Co-managed by Entelechy, the curriculum enables participants to think in a more powerful way about learning experiences, your role, your network, and your learners.

This course offers learning experience design training, assignments, and peer-to-peer learning with colleagues around the world on a powerful and sophisticated social learning platform.

And now, for the first time, the LXD program will offer business executives an opportunity to participate in an exclusive track that will explore topics like building a business case, measurement frameworks, research and maturity models. Participants will engage in executive exchanges moderated by NovoEd’s Chief Learning Strategist.

More than 25,000 people from 6 continents since 2016 have used this hands-on, online LXD course to elevate their organizations’ learning experiences and tackle their unique organizational challenges. Each week, you’ll come away with immediate and practical ways to apply your learning.

Ready to jump in? Enroll now!

“While I have been in the eLearning space for years and have other certifications, I had a feeling I was missing out on something. When I read about NovoEd’s LXD course, it was a no-brainer that it would go a long way to serve as my missing manual.

Course Outcomes

  • Create a purposeful vision for a tangible real-world business need that can be addressed through learning design
  • Apply techniques to better understand the business and social-emotional needs of key stakeholders and target audiences
  • Assess your organization’s functional, structural, and technical readiness for design-driven learning
  • Use rapid prototyping techniques to gain feedback from experts and peers, and de-risk your ideas
  • Showcase your skills by creating and presenting a learning design blueprint that serves as a business plan for your strategic learning initiative  

Enroll for July 2022

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LXD course completes have reported a:

25%

uplift in its participants’ ability to work cross functionally

36%

improvement in participants’ satisfaction with their own learning experience network for supporting new ideas

37%

uplift in their capacity to sell new ideas to shareholders and decision-makers

LXD Journey

A track especially for those who manage or oversee learning

We’ve added a business track to our acclaimed course to be a better resource for those who manage or oversee learning functions, and are seeking to enact transformative change through applied and experiential learning.

You’ll have the opportunity to join an exclusive executive workshop anchored by Todd Moran, chief learning officer at NovoEd. There, you will participate in online meetups, guided discussions on topics such as ROI and learning maturity models, and opportunities to learn from others. After 5 weeks you’ll walk away with an action plan designed to address your organization’s unique business challenges.

Experiential learning at work

Learning Experience Design will help instructional designers and others master concepts and drive change in just weeks online. Gain the skills necessary to create learning experiences in high-impact areas such as:

  • Leadership development
  • Onboarding
  • Sales enablement
  • Design thinking and innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Upskilling and reskilling

Put learning design into practice

Through facilitation, mentoring, peer-to-peer insights, teamwork with your cohorts, and instruction that employs a variety of resources, the Learning Experience Design course will offer you a dynamic experience and the opportunity to make connections in a vibrant online learning community.

And you’ll put your learning design into practice. Design participants will gain practical experience with learning design tools, concepts, and strategies to create their own design blueprint that addresses a tangible business need.

After completing the course, you will receive your LXD Certificate of Completion to share with your network.

Join more than 25,000 alumni from leading organizations

Real feedback from real course alumni

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course open?

The course opens on the date we advertise - you will not have access before that date. You will receive communications about two weeks before it opens, and again on the date the course opens with specific instructions on how to log in. Please be sure your IT department whitelists our emails so you receive them. If you have issues, please contact lxd@novoed.com

Who can I contact for support?

Please email lxd@novoed.com

If I need to unenroll, what should I do?

First, be sure you really want to unenroll - often people think they're behind and can't catch up, when in fact that's not the case. The course will stay open for at least 5 weeks after the stated end date, and you have all that time to complete your project. If, however, you truly do want to unenroll, please contact lxd@novoed.com. And if you are interested in resuming the course at a later date, we run the course quarterly; you can enroll for the next cohort at www.novoed.com/lxd. Please be advised, though, that any progress made in the current course will not transfer to the next one.

What is the last date I can submit my completed project?

If you need more time than the official 5 weeks of the course, we keep it open for 30 days past the date the final module is opened. If you require more time than that, please contact lxd@novoed.com

I’m going to be on vacation during the course. Will I still be able to take it?

Yes. We’re all looking forward to the summer and understand that many may have vacation plans, especially in the U.S. around July 4th. We are planning to release part 3 of the course on July 1 with a recommended two weeks to complete. We do recommend that you get at least some of the work done during that time period so that you can connect with peers and get feedback on your blueprints. The course will, however, remain open for several weeks so you can submit your final projects and earn your certificate of completion.

Can I register and complete alone or should I take the course with teammates?

Yes, you can take the course alone. You’ll build career-enhancing skills, meet a global network of professionals, and can join affinity groups. Working in teams is not only fun, but can be more productive. You have the option to set up a private group where you can collaborate with other members of your organization to design solutions to shared challenges.

How long does the course take and how long do I have to submit assignments?

LXD is designed to take 5-6 weeks, but we understand that for some, it's not feasible to complete the course in that time. For this reason, we usually keep the course open for a total of 10 weeks.

What do you mean by a blueprint?

A blueprint is a personalized, actionable plan for using learning experience design to create meaningful impact at your organization. Think of it as a roadmap and methodology that defines and frames your vision for learning within your organization and describes how you will get there. The blueprinting process starts with defining your organizational vision for learning and then prompts you to reflect on and document the key elements that will support the successful implementation of a learning experience design plan. These elements include your big idea for LXD, organizational/functional/technological readiness, and your LXD approach, scope, and plan.

What’s the difference between the two blueprint options?

The activities in this course are designed to help you create your very own blueprint. Depending on your role, there are two options: LXD Blueprint for Design Leads, and LXD Blueprint for Business Leads. Both project plans use similar methodologies but are applied somewhat differently. The project for designers is an actionable plan for a course or learning experience. The project for decision-makers is an actionable plan for a learning strategy.

I took the previous version of LXD a few years ago. Is this different enough to take again?

Yes. While some of the concepts may be familiar, the new LXD includes brand-new activities that will help you assess your business’s organizational, functional, and technical readiness for strategic learning initiatives. Plus, you’ll rejoin a community of global professionals who are solving some of today’s hardest challenges.

What is learning experience design (LXD)?

Learning Experience Design (LXD) is a multidisciplinary approach to training that recognizes that most learning happens not by instruction, but through experience. By intentionally combining learning science with the principles of human-centered design — as well as social and behavioral psychology — learning experience design results in contextualized, outcome-oriented experiences where the learner leaves with something to remember. At its very best, LXD can develop capabilities to adapt to new situations, bridge the gap between concept and practice, create a safe space to experiment and fail, and allow accurate assessment of new skills.

What is experiential learning?

Experiential learning connects the transfer of new knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios through situated learning experiences. It is a process that accelerates learning by layering critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making on top of real-world experiences. At its core, experiential learning is active, contextual, collaborative and blended.

What is the difference between learning experience design and instructional design?

Traditional Instructional Design is dated. Learning doesn’t happen through instruction but through experiences. The hallmarks of Learning Experience Design – collaboration, social learning, active facilitation, practice and application, project-based learning, and peer feedback – not only improve the training but also create shifts in mindsets and behaviors.

I signed up for Foundations of Learning Experience Design. What has changed?

The course has been updated to include new activities that build valuable business skills to articulate your vision for learning experiences and assess organizational readiness. In the old version of the course, the culmination of the project was a module design. In the new version, there are two options: a course design plan or a learning strategy plan. What stays the same? A highly interactive learning experience with a global cohort of learners and experts. You will have the same opportunities for practical application, discussion and feedback, and interaction with experts.

What is a learning experience designer?

What do learning experience designers do? A learning experience designer is someone who practices a multidisciplinary approach to training that recognizes that most learning happens not by instruction, but through experience. By intentionally combining learning science with the principles of human-centered design — as well as social and behavioral psychology —a learning experience designer creates contextualized, outcome-oriented experiences where the learner leaves with something to remember.

What is learning design?

Learning design is the framework — the who, what, when and where to teach — of the activities that fulfill a learning objective. This can include the resources used, conditions, activities, target learning group, structure, timing, strategies, sequence and goals. The NovoEd platform is an integral component of an effective learning design framework. Ideal for context-driven and cross-functional domains that require a fusion of human and technical skill, NovoEd powers learning that is deeply felt and experienced and swiftly transformed into impact.

What does learning experience mean?

Learning experience is meant to refer to any course or program in which learning takes place. Learning experience design, however, refers to the multidisciplinary approach to training that recognizes that most learning happens not by instruction, but through experience. By intentionally combining learning science with the principles of human-centered design — as well as social and behavioral psychology — learning experience design results in contextualized, outcome-oriented experiences where the learner leaves with something to remember. At its very best, LXD can develop capabilities to adapt to new situations, bridge the gap between concept and practice, create a safe space to experiment and fail, and allow accurate assessment of new skills.