If you would like to improve your instructional design skills so that you can stand out in the market and make a bigger impact on the job, then the project lab will help you get there. Practice, tools, and support included.
Instructional design hiring managers say that the ability to apply ID theory and science is the most lacking skill on the market. They need people who can apply these principles to real-world projects, but they cannot find qualified candidates.
That's where the lab comes in: you'll practice your ID skills on realistic projects and highlight your work on your portfolio. Hiring managers won't just see what you're capable of, but you'll back it up by making a massive impact on the job.
Anyone can learn an eLearning authoring tool, but that doesn't make them an instructional designer. To truly get your foot in the door and rise to the top of the field, you need to master the instructional design foundations.
The lab covers all the theory and adult learning principles that you'd learn in a master's program...but instead of sitting through long lectures or going deep into debt, you'll build hands on-projects and invest a fraction of the cost.
Learning the theory from lectures or books will only take you so far. The theories might sound like they make sense, but you need to practice applying them if you want to be effective on the job.
The lab makes it easy to learn the theory: first, you'll learn what the principles are and how to apply them. Then you'll put them into practice on structured, real-world projects with professional explanations, insights, and support along the way.
Nobody likes to learn alone, which is why we offer so many ways to engage. You can pair up with a lab partner who has similar goals to you, join a project team to network with other instructional designers, and attend weekly workshops to learn from working instructional design professionals.
If you get stuck or confused, we're here to help. And we don't just want to help you build up your skills, we also want to help you build a lifetime network of supportive industry professionals.
It's hard to feel confident as an instructional designer without experience applying your skills on real projects. That's why we've designed the lab to be practice-first.
We simulate real-world project requests and datasets so that you can work through the lab just like you'd work through projects in the real world. We'll also equip you with tools and templates that you can use long after you've completed the lab.
With experience like this, you won't just be able to ace interviews and get noticed: you'll also be able to make a massive impact on the job.
The most common mistake that instructional designers make is assuming that eLearning is the solution. This is a great way to fail your interviews or waste a lot of people's time on the job.
In the lab, we'll make sure you know how to analyze a problem from all angles so that you can recommend solutions confidently and justify your design decisions.
Working with subject matter experts is a key part of any instructional designer's job, but conducting these interviews can feel intimidating. If you don't ask the right questions, then you can waste everybody's time.
That's why, in the lab, you'll practice working with SMEs on real-world challenges. Build your skills in the lab so that you can shine on the job.
Instructional designers who rise to the top of the field know how to make a real impact for the organizations they serve. They don't just design pretty eLearning—they know how to get to the root of a problem and design powerful solutions to impact human behavior at scale. This is what you'll learn how to do in the lab.
The ID Project Lab is not a loose collection of one-off lectures or "how-to" videos. It's a carefully designed, practice-oriented learning experience that will simulate what it's like to work as a high-impact instructional designer.
Everything in this program is designed to help you outshine the competition and impress your entire office with your instructional design skills (and create strong portfolio projects to back you up).
This program dives deep into instructional design deliverables so that you're ready for anything that's thrown at you on-the-job. You'll create surveys, storyboards, scripts, instructor-led training materials, blended learning programs, evaluation plans, and so much more.
We'll also help you feature these deliverables on your portfolio so that you can show off your skills and land better opportunities.
The lab will change the way that you help people learn (for the better). You'll learn how to get to the root of performance problems, recommend effective solutions, and then design powerful learning experiences by applying the top research in the field. Once you learn how to approach problems like a professional instructional designer, it will change the trajectory of your career.
When you join the presale program, you help shape the course by attending weekly focus group calls. You don't have to attend them, but doing so and sharing your perspective on the course helps us make it as effective as possible.
In addition to a $1,000 discount, you'll also get full access to the content as we build it. We have 50 presale program seats available, and once we're full, enrollment closes until the course is complete.
The ID Project Lab is beginner-friendly, so you do not need to know anything about instructional design. The projects are designed to introduce core concepts and then quickly build on them so that you can master the foundations of the field (and get realistic practice so that you're ready to apply your skills on the job).
The ID Project Lab is for anyone who would like to learn how to apply instructional design theory, models, and principles to real-world projects. It's a particularly good fit for:
You will learn how to do all of the following and more as you develop real-world projects in the lab:
By the end of the program, you'll feel confident in your skills and you'll be ready to take on professional instructional design work (with strong portfolio projects to back you up).
Everyone works on different schedules, and we all have a different amount of time available for professional development. Also, because the ID theory is so timeless, you'll want to refer back to this course for years to come.
That's why you get lifetime access to the ID Project Lab. You can learn on your own time and rest easy knowing that the ID Project Lab will always be there for you when you need it.
Once you enroll in the ID Project Lab, you have access for the life of the program. This includes all future updates so that you can refer back to the course for years to come. Your access does not expire :)
This course is backed by the Devlin Peck Promise. If you are not happy with your purchase, let us know within 7 days and we will grant you a full refund.
You do not need any background knowledge to enroll in the ID Project Lab. We will not assume that you know anything about the field, but we will start easy and get progressively more complex so that you can build your confidence and master the core ID principles.
Yes! The ID Project Lab includes a weekly focus group so that we can collect feedback and you can ask questions if you're feeling confused.
Once the program is built, the focus group will likely transition into a live workshop so that you can get help from an experienced, professional instructional designer if you ever have questions or feel stuck.
Yes! We will share portfolio guidance for each real-world project so that you can show off your new skills to hiring managers and potential clients. This will ensure that your skillset translates directly into higher earning potential.
You do not need any special technology to complete this program. As long as you have a Google account and you have access to Google Docs, you're good to go.
Since we are in the presale phase, we do not know how long the final course will be. Our goal is to make this course as comprehensive as a master's-level certificate would be, so we are prioritizing outcomes over any specific content goals. A safe estimate is that it will take 1-3 months to complete.
Since we are in the presale phase and your feedback will help shape this program, we do not know for sure. We estimate that it will be ready in 4-8 months, but keep in mind that you will have access to all of the lessons as we build them (so you will not need to wait that long to start reaping the benefits of your investment).
If you join during the presale program, you get access to the full course and all future updates for $999 (saving you $1,000 off the full price). In exchange, we ask that you provide feedback on the course as we build it (although this is not mandatory, and it's okay if you would like to enroll now but cannot engage with the content until the course is complete).
We also offer a 3-month payment plan if you'd like to pay via monthly installments.
You can send any additional questions our way by emailing us at email@example.com. We'll will do our best to respond as soon as possible.
The ID Project Lab is officially open for enrollment! We have 50 total seats available in the presale program, and enrollment will close once those seats are filled or on Friday, February 10th (whichever comes first).
And remember, when you join, you get to do all of the following and more: