Purnima Valiathan

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ID @ Work for Practitioners


Instructional Design @ Work is an experiential learning course on Instructional Design. It addresses the following principles and frameworks of learning and motivation: Behaviorist, Cognitive and Constructivist principles, ADDIE, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Merrill’s Content-Performance Matrix, Ruth Clark’s Content-types framework, Keller’s ARCS, Gagne’s Events, Kolb’s Experiential Model, Kirk-Patrick’s Model of Evaluation, and Thiagi’s views on interactivity. What’s more, it addresses these principles in novel and unique ways to ensure that learning sticks and gets transferred to your long-term memory easily and effectively. And finally, learners’ get to explore how these principles manifest in the creation of Program Outline, Detailed Design and learning material.


Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at all those who apply Instructional Design in any of these forms: Corporate Training, Textbook Authoring, or K-12 teaching and Multimedia creation. It promises to be a journey of discovery in instructional design for Practicing Instructional Designers, Corporate Trainers, K-12 Teachers and Subject Matter Experts.

How is the course designed?

The course is designed as a blend of the old and the new, a mix of theory and practice, presented in a simple, yet insightful way. It comprises of seven episodes, and each episode is structured as below.

  • Principles: Popular frameworks are analyzed and demystified in an engaging manner.
  • Reflections: Experiences and insights from the field are presented.
  • Exhibits: Deliverable is showcased with an explanation of crucial parameters and valuable tips on creating it.




To qualify for your certificate from Purnima Valiathan, you must complete all episodes in this course and score 70% or more in the course assessment.

Course Reviews


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  1. I found the whole module very interesting. A blend of concepts, FAQs, drawing of parallels of different ID theories. The module helps one to apply the standards of ID in creating an end to end course. Since an Instructional Designer is supposed to be a quasi expert on various subjects, this module helps one to face the challenge of creating any subject course material. It gives you a confidence to take up any topic and create the module. The USP of this module is that it gives u a deep insights of the basics as well as it is more application based rather than just giving’direct’ facts.
    The MCQs are challenging, since the questions are not direct and is mostly application based, one can rate their own understanding through these MCQs.

  2. I found this module very interesting. The episodes are a good blend of theories, FAQs and draws parallels between the various theories of ID. The USP of this module is that it is application based and triggers a self analysis of how to apply these concepts, which theory to apply and which one to leave out. The complete module in itself is a live example of how to approach an end to end design for any subject.
    The MCQs are not direct and very intellectually crafted. After attempting the course end assignment, one can self analyse the understanding gained from the module.

  3. A very interesting module. The way things are explained, along with examples, is so good. The FAQs are so informative. It kind of widened the range of thinking from seeing the content from the knowledge perspective to presenting it in an engaging way.

  4. Great tips and guidelines

    This course provides some excellent tips & guidelines for developing courses with sound ID. All aspects right from developing objectives, content as well as knowledge checks are covered.

  5. Helpful and insightful

    The courses followed by the 2 day workshop was just the thing I needed at the start of my career as a content writer.
    It was interesting and quite engaging!

  6. The training helped me to see the mistakes I have been making while presenting content and how to improve on it in a more constructive way. The training sessions with Purnima has helped me a great deal in this aspect.

  7. Very helpful course

    The course gave me good insights and guidelines about instructional design, engaging the learners and why it is important to do so. Thanks for designing such a wonderful course!!

  8. A good learning experience

    It’s a well scripted learning module with concepts explained via video mode followed by application based FAQs formatted like an interview. These FAQs (known as Reflections) not only help the learner resolve their queries but expands the scope of the content explained.

  9. Extensive coverage, pushes you to think

    The course content covers all aspects in detail. With the huge number of downloadable material (which you can keep for lifetime reference) and the meticulously-designed assessment and assignment, it arms you with the practical knowledge and skills you will need to become an able ID. Thank you Purnima and Ruchi.

  •  6,000.00
  • 3 weeks, 4 days
  • Course Certificate

About Us

We are a small team of passionate people with 30+ years of combined experience in instructional design, training, technology and media. Our mission is to enable every kind of knowledge giver in the society to discover the power of Instructional Design, so that they may serve content, just right.


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