aet515 | Graduate

Instructional Design

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This course focuses on systematic approaches to instructional design. Learners create an instructional plan that outlines each of the five components of a systematic instructional design model (i.e., ADDIE: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation). The course identifies trends and issues in instructional design for adult learners.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    • Create performance-based objectives that align with instructional goals.
    • Construct goals for an instructional plan.
    • Describe a summative assessment to support learner outcomes.
    • Analyze the impact of learner characteristics and learning context on instructional design.

    Instructional Design Models and Analysis

    • Identify performance gaps based on a needs assessment.
    • Analyze systematic approaches to instructional design.
    • Examine the components of a needs assessment.


    • Create an implementation schedule for the instructional plan.
    • Evaluate resources for instructional delivery.
    • Analyze the purposes of formative evaluations.


    • Examine strategies for evaluating a systematic approach to instructional design.
    • Identify criteria for determining that design goals, performance-based objectives, and learning outcomes were achieved.
    • Analyze possible recommendations for future use.

    Trends and Issues in Instructional Design

    • Describe issues and trends in various instructional settings.
    • Analyze issues and trends in the use of various instructional modalities.
    • Predict how current issues and trends will impact the future of instructional design.


    • Select instructional strategies.
    • Determine delivery modality.
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