Advanced Learning Theory and Design

Course Overview

Course Description

This course examines advanced topics in instructional design, including needs assessment, learner characteristics, alignment of learning objectives, instructional strategies, and formative and summative assessments. Students will explore critical theories used to frame how we understand learning and motivation and the ethical responsibility of instructional designers to analyze and dispute common myths related to these concepts. Students will also learn to employ sound design principles and best practices in planning, designing and evaluating effective learning experiences.


Student Comments

The weekly assignments built on one another, coalescing into an effective practice-run for ID jobs.
-Spring 2022 Student

I thought the selection of required reading was incredibly effective at deepening my expertise in the various aspects of Learning Theory that were introduced in LDT500A.
-Spring 2022 Student

The Design Blueprint assignment gave me the opportunity to work with a real organization on a real problem, which was quite helpful in seeing how these principles apply practically.
-Spring 2022 Student


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