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Master Mentoring: Putting the ‘Learning’ into Learning Design

31 May 2022
Recording of Zoom Meeting

Please note: This first session in our Master Mentoring  program has now occurred. However you can still purchase the recording independently or as part of the bundle.


What motivates an adult to learn: curiosity or a simple need to know? 

Educational researchers have come up with an array of answers to that question over the years. However, the truth is that adults are complex individuals and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.

Unfortunately, learning design is often approached in a formulaic, ‘content is king’ way, forgetting the importance of enticing the learners to lean into the subject matter and looking for ways to customise the experience.

Learning design underpins the success of any training and assessment program. It involves deliberate choices about what, when, where and how to deliver training to support students in the acquisition of learning.

This session aims to put the “learning” back into learning design by examining five factors that help learners to learn best and linking these to common instructional design models. It will also highlight how to plan for engaging learning, that is outcomes driven and meets the requirements of the relevant training product.

Key topics/outcomes from in this webinar:

  • Examine five (5) factors that help learners improve their learning
  • Identify common instructional design models and methodologies
  • Describe key principles and processes that underpin effective instructional design
  • Outline how instructional design principles and processes impact the quality of instruction
  • Explain how to plan for engaging learning, that is relevant and meaningful.

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Tuesday 31 May 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: SA)
10.30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

 Anybody looking to ensure their training design is on track: 

  • Trainers, Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Content and Resource Developers
  • Curriculum Team Members

What to expect

Presented by our Master of Training and Assessment (Marc Ratcliffe), you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Any additional supportive resource/s
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Marc Ratcliffe


Marc Ratcliffe is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private RTO that specialises in Trainer Training. He is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and fun are integral to student success.  He has delivered over 300 training and assessment courses since 2000 and continues to be an in-demand conference speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented at more than 50 conferences in a dozen countries in the past decade and was recently named as the winner of the “Best Training and Development Leadership” Award for 2017 at the World Training and Development Congress in Mumbai.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Turn video on to see others
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Opportunity to break out into Zoom groups for discussion
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Marc Ratcliffe before the session, please email

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