Course Description: EDUC 6406

Instructional Design

Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce graduate students to the systematic design of instruction. Students are expected to learn how to plan, develop, evaluate, and manage the instructional process effectively. The course covers various elements of instructional design (ID) process, including needs assessment, instructional problems, learner characteristics, task analysis, instructional objectives, content sequencing, instructional strategies, instructional delivery, evaluation instruments, instructional resources (media selection), formative evaluation, project management and summative evaluation.

The philosophy of this course is that you can best attain competence in, and overall understanding of, the ID process by doing it. Thus, a mix of activities are planned that require a high level of active participation. A prototype design project and documentation report of the project are the major product outcomes of the course.

Objectives:
Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the systematic design of instructional materials, including how to plan, develop, evaluate, and manage the instructional process effectively.

Students will demonstrate a knowledge of, and differences between, the various elements in the instructional design process.

Students will demonstrate a knowledge of how, and when, each of the elements in the instructional design process should be completed.

Students will demonstrate the ability to systematically design each of the elements in the instructional design process and the overall instructional materials.

Prerequisites:
None currently indicated.

 

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