Asynchronous Course Design Guidelines
Member Organizations can now offer asynchronous courses to support organizations that are providing foundational learning journeys for their people.
- Course Eligibility: At this time, asynchronous courses can be accredited to offer the Agile Fundamentals (ICP) and Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) certifications only.
- Audience: Asynchronous learning experiences are only eligible to be delivered to private clients (i.e. these are not for open enrollment).
- Course Accreditation Price: $10,250.00 (USD). Creating and accrediting an asynchronously delivered 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 Asynchronous 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.