EDU685: Instructional Design

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Course Overview

This course introduces students to the principles and practices of using a systems approach model for the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instruction for adult education programs.  It provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to accurately and completely apply an instructional systems development model to adult education programs.  The course blends two instructional strategies.  First, students explore the basic principles and related practices for the elements of a systems approach model.  Second, students employ the learned principles and practices via a sponsored synthesizing project, applying a systems approach model to meet a training need in an actual organization.

The course project is designed to demonstrate mastery of the course objectives.  The instructional design process will be conducted for one of the sponsoring organization’s adult education programs.  A final written report chronicling the outcomes of the application of the process will be the synthesizing course project.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Identify, evaluate, and apply the process of a systems approach model to the development of instruction.
  • Plan and conduct a front-end analysis to identify goals and plan and conduct a goal analysis.
  • Identify, evaluate, and classify subordinate and entry level skills, and plan and conduct a learner and learning context analysis.
  • Create instruments to assess learning and performance.
  • Design and create an instructional strategy based upon the goal analysis, the subordinate and entry skill analysis, the learner and learning context analysis, and the learning objectives.
  • Critically analyze and develop instructional materials.
  • Plan and implement formative and summative evaluations.