The objective of the study is to identify various instructional design strategies used by the instructional designers for effective the E-learning experience. Thematic analysis is used to generate the factors accountable for the successful implementation of E-learning process. To fulfill the purpose of the study, semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with the instructional designers, students, and corporate employees, who are associated with E-learning apps. Interviews conducted are broadly classified into three sections. The first section dealt with the personal profiles of the respondents; second part dealt with the discussion on successful instructional strategies adopted by the designers, and the third part dealt with the ease and comfort experienced by the learners while undergoing the E-learning course. Thematic analysis of the interview transcripts generated six themes, namely Technical assistance; Problem based learning, Aesthetics, Gaming, Storytelling, and Social support. This study will help the instructional designers to understand, what kind of expectations the learners have while taking up an E-learning course and how best these expectations can be addressed through design strategies by the instructional designers.
E-learning, Instructional Design Strategies, Instructional Designers, Thematic Analysis
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Karthik, B., Chandrasekhar, B., David, D., & Kumar, D. (2019). Identification of Instructional Design Strategies for an Effective E-learning Experience. The Qualitative Report, 24(7), 1537-1555. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2019.3870