Self-Paced Course Design Guidelines

If you are an ICAgile Member Organization, please refer to the Member Support section of your profile for more detailed information regarding accreditation of a self-paced offering.

Member Organizations can now offer self-paced courses to support organizations that are providing foundational learning journeys for their people.

  • Course Eligibility: At this time, self-paced courses can be accredited to offer the Agile Fundamentals (ICP) and Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) certifications only.
  • Audience: Member Organizations can begin offering self-paced courses publicly on February 1, 2023. Self-paced courses can already be delivered to private clients.
  • Course Accreditation Price: $10,250.00 (USD). Creating and accrediting a self-paced course is a non-trivial amount of time and investment.

Learning Management Systems

The Learning Management System (LMS) is the backbone of the asynchronous learning environment. The LMS must support modular course design, track learner progress, and provide the ability for learners to engage with instructors and each other.

Design Guidelines for Self-Paced Courses

An asynchronous course requires design elements that differ from instructor-led learning. Please be sure to:

  • Design a clear flow of the learning experience.
  • Consider asynchronous learning patterns and how you are applying them to reinforce the learning.
  • Incorporate approaches to adult learning based on brain science, such as those contained in Sharon Bowman’s Training from the Back of the Room (TBR), to ensure learners are engaged in the content in multiple ways.
  • Create video recordings that are no longer than 10 minutes in length individually. A lesson may be made up of multiple recordings. There should be some reinforcement of the learning every 3-5 minutes.
  • Create highly-engaging video recordings, including a combination of instructor speaking, visuals, sounds, and actions to engage the learners.
  • Incorporate multiple techniques for validating knowledge comprehension such as quizzes, assignments, self-reflection, or engaging in activities.
  • Consider how learners will engage with the instructors and with each other to create a community of learners.

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