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CUR/516

Curriculum Theory & Instructional Design

Online

Format

$2160

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Total credits

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Course length

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02 Nov 2021

Enroll by 1pm Central: 29 Oct 2021 09:00:00 AM

Enroll by 1pm Central: 10 Dec 2021 09:00:00 AM

Enroll by 1pm Central: 04 Feb 2022 09:00:00 AM

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Curriculum Theory & Instructional Design

Course level: EDU Graduate

In this course, learners focus on applying theory and systematic approaches to design and implementation of instruction for diverse adult learners. Learners identify and analyze trends, issues, models, methods, various instructional strategies, technology, and classroom management strategies in instructional design for adults. In addition, learners design an instructional unit, applying research-based best practices and employing instructional design models. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Describe issues and trends in curriculum development and instructional design.
  • Analyze issues and trends in 5the use of various modalities for curriculum development and instructional design.
  • Determine issues and trends in the use of technology for curriculum development and instructional design.
  • Identify issues and trends in professional ethics for curriculum development and instructional design.

Week 2

  • Compare and contrast different models for instructional design.
  • Compare and contrast different methods for instructional design.
  • Identify various learning models.

Week 3

  • Analyze components in the development and implementation of instructional design.
  • Examine the roles of the facilitator, the learner, stakeholders, and technology in instructional design.
  • Explain the rationale for selected instructional design and strategies.

Week 4

  • Develop instructional objectives using the A-B-C-D format.
  • Explore various instructional technologies.
  • Examine problem-based learning.

Week 5

  • Analyze strategies for collaborative learning.
  • Analyze strategies that promote critical thinking.
  • Examine classroom management strategies.

Week 6

  • Analyze the components of the analysis phase of the ADDIE model.
  • Select instructional strategies and activities to address the diversity in the classroom.
  • Create an instructional design of a unit appropriate for adult learners.
  • Construct summative assessment measures.

Week 7

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

Week 8

  • Examine strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of an instructional design approach.
  • Identify criteria for determining whether goals, objectives, and outcomes were achieved.
  • Analyze possible outcomes for future decision making and use regarding instructional design for a training session or unit.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

Still have questions?

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(866) 354-1800

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(866) 354-1800

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Why UOPX

Why take courses at
University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

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Credit Transfer

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