Decision: Course Concept

To better serve educational institutions and businesses or non-profits with a training focus, there is a Courseware decision pattern available in the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF).  This provides a set of courseware design decisions for each training course, beginning with a top-level Course Concept decision.

Courseware Pattern-tree

Course Concept decision pattern

I’ve used earlier variants of this pattern to design numerous action-learning workshops for professionals in high-tech industries.  Although many course design decisions are fairly simple, I find using the decision framework stimulates innovation, the fun part of course design.  The decision pattern also helps me see opportunities to create a skills delivery platform comprised of reusable learning modules that can be applied in many course variants.

The deepest part of the course design decision pattern lies under the Course Format decision.


Course Format decision pattern

The Course Modules – Flow decision defines the specific learning modules that will make up the course and the Teaching Method by which each learning module and its key concepts and skills will be delivered.


Teaching Method decision pattern – tree

Teaching Method decision pattern-table

Teaching Method decision pattern-table

If you’re at the cusp of designing a new series of courses, I’d love to show you how to accelerate your design, increase your creativity and produce a better instructional design and learning outcomes using this decision pattern.

You can also check out the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) to experience the powerful capabilities. Begin today by contacting the Decision Driven® Solutions team at or to start your free trial of DDSF.

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