The Power of Modular Course Design

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I recently blogged about modular design, presented on modular course design, and will be presenting more on modular design at #ATD2016. Are you using modular design? It doesn’t really matter what tools you are using. But when you are designing/developing learning content, are you chunking content into loosely joined modules? Or are you simply creating one long course that covers all the objectives in one shot?

These are questions you should be asking yourself. There may still be good reasons why you must create a fully contained course in one package. But I think those reasons are becoming fewer and fewer as we march into the 21st century. And it’s not just one technology or culture change that is driving the need for modular design. It’s the perfect storm of new tech and how we use it that demands a modular design approach to the learning content we create.