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Instructional Design

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This course is designed to introduce students to a systematic approach to instructional design as a necessary foundation for developing needs-based curriculum. Current models of instructional design are explored and specific focus is given to learning theories as they apply to the development of instruction. Students apply the systematic process of translating learning needs into teaching solutions through analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional products.

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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    Analysis of Needs

    • Create a needs assessment based on performance gaps.
    • Examine the components of a needs assessment.


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


    • Determine delivery modality.
    • Outline instructional strategies.
    • Describe formative evaluation strategies of developed materials.


    • Identify the implementation of the instructional plan.
    • Analyze the purposes of formative assessment to support learner outcomes.
    • Evaluate resources for instructional delivery.

    Introduction to Instructional Design

    • Examine applications of instructional design.
    • Identify what is and what is not instructional design.
    • Outline the history of the field of instructional design.
    • Analyze the relationship between instructional design and learning.


    • Examine summative evaluation strategies for evaluating an instructional program.
    • Analyze possible recommendations for future use of the instructional plan.
    • Describe the criteria that stakeholders consider when reviewing summative results.

    The Field of Instructional Design

    • Examine trends in the field of instructional design.
    • Compare and contrast traditional and non-traditional approaches to instructional design.

    Systematic Approach to Instructional Design

    • Define a systematic approach to instructional design.
    • Examine the relationship of learning theories to instructional design models.
    • Relate implications for instructional design based on learning theories.
    • Analyze the components of a systems approach to instructional development (ADDIE).
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