Does Your Instructional Design Contain These Elements?

This post is provide by guest blogger, Penny Jones, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, MS in Training and Development program.

Instructional design is critical to create an effective eLearning course. What do you look for in designing your course?  This article by Christopher Pappas (2016) gives a brief overview on ten elements that are important in any instructional design for an eLearning course. He stresses the importance of making clear learning goals and objectives to ensure that the course achieves the desired outcomes.  He goes on to talk about the importance of media and making sure to use different forms of media depending on what you want to accomplish.  The article wraps up with the importance of receiving and giving feedback.

If this is your first time designing courses or you are still relatively new at the process, this article is for you. This article will give the basic elements for creating an eLearning course.  Even if you have designed courses, this would be a good article to read and see if these elements are present in your instructional design.  The instructional design is very important to the quality of learning.  This article will provide you with the right elements to get started off designing an effective eLearning course.


Pappas, C. (2016, August 20). 10 Instructional design elements to include in every eLearning course. Retrieved from:

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