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Learning Experience Design

NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER 2024

Course Begins JULY 15, 2024

Elevate your Digital Learning Experiences

Join NovoEd for five weeks for Learning Experience Design: From Ideas to Impact, an SHRM-certified NovoEd course. 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.

More than 41,000 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  

Register for Summer 2024

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Have questions? Visit the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

LXD course completers have reported a:

25%

uplift in its participants’ ability to work cross functionally

38%

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

39%

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

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 32,000 alumni from leading organizations

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happened to the LXD Executive Track?

We no longer offer the LXD Executive Track. Instead, we have begun a separate executive education course: LXI (Learning Experience Impact). You can enroll at novoed.com/lxi.

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

What if I am unable to attend the live sessions?

It's all right! We completely understand you may have scheduling conflicts, and that the times may not work for those in other time zones. We record the sessions, and usually have them loaded into the course within 36 hours after the live event. And you can still earn points by viewing them!

Who can I contact for support?

Please email lxd@novoed.com. If you need to unenroll BEFORE the course begins, please visit https://novoed.com/lxd-unenroll-page/

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 completion date, and you have all that time to complete your project. If, however, you truly do want to unenroll, please contact lxd@novoed.com or visit https://novoed.com/lxd-unenroll-page/. 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 traveling during the course. Will I still be able to take it?

Yes. We understand that many may have vacation plans or may be otherwise engaged during the 5 weeks of the course. For this reason, we usually keep the course open for a total of 10 weeks.

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 if I need more time than 5 weeks to complete the course?

That's OK! We will hold the course open for at least another 4 weeks after the course officially closes.

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 does the curriculum cover?

The curriculum covers emerging trends in learning experience design to help educators maximize audience engagement. You’ll learn how to implement these solutions for various roles in your organization step-by-step. Enhance your existing training knowledge with a learning experience design certificate.

Why should I consider this course?

The corporate learning experience should be as unique as each employee. The experience should also evolve as the needs of your organization changes over time. Use NovoEd’s learning experience design course to create a custom online educational platform that will advance your corporation by meeting the needs of every member of your team. Learn how to increase worker access to learning materials and real-time mentorship to unlock everyone’s full potential.

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.

How does learning experience design work?

Learning experience design (LXD) is the process of refining the educational experience to improve learning outcomes. The educational landscape has changed dramatically in the digital age, but each student has their own way of engaging with the material at hand. Managers, educators, and course designers should incorporate LXD into their educational programs to better serve their students and employees. The digital learning experience may include several communication methods to accommodate each person’s needs, hosted on a centralized learning platform where users can connect with each other in real-time.