EDU651: Designing Interactive e-Learning

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Course Overview

This course introduces students to a variety of instructional design models that can be implemented to create well-designed instructional technology products that solve real-world problems. Instructional systems design models such as the ADDIE model will be investigated as well as the learning theories behind them. The Backward Design instructional design model will also be studied. In addition, current trends and issues in instructional designed are examined. Professional standards and ethics are explored along with factors related to active learning, learning theory, and new technologies.

The course project, Instructional Design Plan: Creating a Model, is broken into two parts. Students will (1) select, analyze, and defend their choice of an instructional design model with which they will (2) create a short unit/module of instruction that incorporates state standards (K-12) or other designated learning outcomes (Adult Ed.) involving the implementation of technology.

This course does not include a required field-based activity.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Identify, describe, and compare a variety of instructional systems design models.
  • Describe the learning theories behind different instructional design models.
  • Select and use a variety of techniques for determining instructional content.
  • Discuss the importance of both formative and summative evaluation in the instructional design process.
  • Select and justify the use of a specific instructional design model.
  • Incorporate student use of technology resources for solving real-world problems and making informed decisions.
  • Demonstrate management of student learning in a technology-advanced environment within the context of your instructional technology product.
  • Create a well-designed instructional technology product for solving real-world problems that reflects instructional design competencies and standards.