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Instructional Design


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Course level: Graduate

This course is designed to examine the foundations and development of instructional design principles and the learning theories that have impacted the field. Students will explore models and processes applicable to training and learning environments. Students will also examine emerging trends, issues, and the use of technology in instructional design. Course Competencies: Articulate the historical evolution and foundations of instructional design including the field's relationship to learning theories. Analyze the elements of instructional design models and their impact on training and learning. Explore how instructional design supports learning in various learning environments. Identify the current trends in instructional design and technology.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Foundations of Instructional Design

Learning Theories and Instructional Design

Analyzing Needs

Design, Development and Implementation


Instructional Design in Business and Industry

Instructional Design Education

Trends and Issues in Instructional Design: Technology and Media


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( 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.

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