Design backward and build forward is an important instructional design principle. This course will explore the importance of aligning assessments to course and module outcomes. Activities and exercises which scaffold to the formative or summative assessments are discussed. The course also speaks to how to use quizzes and pre or post assessments effectively by keeping an eye to instructional design principles. No textbook required.
This course will explore the roles and scope of the instructional designer and subject matter expert in the framework of an instructional design project. Students will develop effective conflict resolution strategies as well as interpersonal communication skills. Communication skills to provide feedback and drive course revisions will also be covered. Textbook required.
This course will prepare students to design a hybrid module from start to finish. Important issues on mixed-mode lesson planning are discussed as well as learning strategies geared towards both face to face and online delivery. Assessment strategies for hybrid delivery are also key to the design process and we will explore best practices for assessment creation and alignment. No Textbook Required.
A successful learning experience comes not only from proper curriculum and instructional design but also adhering to quality assurance protocols. In this course students explore a variety of quality assurance protocols as they apply to course development. The concept of piloting to gather students and instructor feedback is also discussed. No textbook required.
Technology and topics change just as rapidly in instructional design as they do in creating timely curriculum. This course will explore trends in instructional design, from mobile learning to simulation software. Concepts of certification or credentialing are explored in relation to online courses and workshops. How can we demonstrate that we have successfully attained a skill in a continuously changing online course landscape? NOTE: This course has mandatory group work. Textbook required.