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.

Course Name Instructional Design @ Work
Skill Addressed Training Need Analysis (TNA)
Solution Design
(Learning Time)
1 Month
Target Audience ID Professionals; Trainers; Subject Matter Experts
Online Assessment Yes
Assignment / Project 2 Assignments

Training Need Analysis
Design Document/Approach Note


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


11 ratings
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  • 4 stars5
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  1. 'Just Right'


    Quite similar to how Goldilocks felt, the intermediate course felt ‘Just Right’. Though it was significantly different from the first course and had a lot of information, Purnima meticulously organized it into learnable chunks and ensured that she didn’t overwhelm the learner with too much information. The content was very well presented, with the tasks giving us ample of opportunities to actually practice what we learnt. It couldn’t have been better. Thanks a lot!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!

  5. 5

    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.

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  •  8,000.00
  • 4 weeks, 2 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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