If you don’t have the opportunity to work with a Learning Designer, but are seeking a simple method for creating quality learning materials, then you’ve come to the right place.
Similar to the KISS method (Keep It Simple, Stupid), the 3Cs (Clear, Concise, Complete) are a similar method for designing resources when you don’t have learning design resources.
Let’s say your interested in creating an assignment, you’d start by writing the information out. Being sure to highlight key pieces of information such as the purpose, due dates and how to submit the assignment. The next step is to share the assignment you created with a few peers or colleagues. Ask them to give you feedback based on three questions.
Can the assignment be clearer? (Is the information easy to follow and easy to understand?)
Can the assignment be more concise? (Is there any information that seems unnecessary – this is where designers typically rely on the nice to know vs need to know philosophy)
Is the assignment complete? (is there any additional information a student would need in order to complete the assignment)
Once you receive the feedback, make any revisions you want to implement. Then share the assignment with a few more individuals. Continue this process until your reviewers no longer have any suggestions (or the suggestions are minimal). Be sure to keep track of all the feedback you receive at each round of reviews. If you don’t feel a revision is necessary but two or more reviewers suggest the same change, you should consider revising it.
That’s it. A simple and easy way to create quality resources without a Learning Designer.