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Your Way: Load, Juggle, Implement: Powerful teaching and assessment design (Webinar Series)

This 3-hour webinar series from our suite of Your Way offerings.
It is ready to be presented to your staff, at a time that suits you! Need more information? Simply fill out our enquiry form below for a quote.

Understand the theories relating to working memory, assessment design and retrieval practices to discover and apply the most powerful teaching and assessment design strategies.

This three-part webinar series will explore Cognitive Load Theory, Assessment Design Techniques, and Retrieval Practice. These strategies are known to boost the quality of student interaction, recollection and engagement with the training and assessment you provide.

Tony Kirton, one of Velg Training’s most engaging presenters and discover how using proven strategies to enhance your learning and assessment development and application.

Session 1: Cognitive Load Theory: Its impact on learning and assessment design

Explain what cognitive load theory is and why you should be incorporating its principles into your designs.
Discuss some of American psychologist Richard E Mayer’s principles of Cognitive Load Theory and how they relate to learning and assessment design.
Outline specific strategies for implementing CLT into your designs, and how to build in strategies for reducing cognitive load.

Session 2: Beyond compliance: Juggling the 3 balls of Assessment Design

Six elements of quality assessment instructions, why you should include them and examples to get you started.
The simple, but often missed the answer to the question of when multiple choice can be used in VET assessment design.
Three techniques to improve the quality, reliability and validity of your assessment questions.

Session 3: Retrieval Practice: Strategies to implement it into your next program

What retrieval practice is and why it is so effective.
Some of the parameters of retrieval practice, what makes it most effective and the pitfalls to avoid.
Different levels of complexity involved in retrieval and how to use them to keep your students at their best.
A suggested retrieval schedule based on the work of retrieval research pioneer Piotr Wo┼║niak, founder of language learning application SuperMemo.

Who should attend

  • Trainers and Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • L & D Managers
  • Consultants
  • Course Content Developers

What to expect

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Tony Kirton


Tony Kirton is an instructional designer and workshop facilitator with more than ten years’ experience in learning and development. Founder and senior designer at resource design consultancy Engage Learning and Development (formerly DES Learning), which contracts to the public and private sector, Tony develops traditional learning programs as well as e-learning using Articulate Storyline. Tony has extensive experience in the application of learning design theory, having designed many training programs and hundreds of assessment resources.

Tony’s recent instructional projects include major programs for:

  • NSW Health - A six-module e-learning program for frontline managers
  • SafeWork NSW - Update of General Construction Induction (White Card) assessment materials and redesign of the five-day Health and Safety Representative Training, both mandated for use by SafeWork NSW
  • Australasia International School - Designing learning tools for Diplomas of Leadership and Management and Project Management, specifically for students with English as a second language.

Known for his engaging and evidence-based approach to workplace learning, Tony also facilitates training and assessment with some of Australia’s leading training providers including the Australian Institute of Management, NSW Health and SafeWork NSW.

Continuing to extend his expertise and keep up-to-date with the latest practices in learning and development, Tony recently completed a four-month leadership program with the University of Michigan. He is currently completing an Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program with the University of Maryland (USA).

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