Introduction to Instructional & Learning Design

Course Overview

Course Description

This course focuses on the basics of instructional and learning design, with special attention to the history of the field and a thorough review of the fast-evolving instructional design professional landscape. Learning theories, current theories of learning and cognition, and instructional design development models will be examined. Students will engage with these theories and models to think critically about sound, research-based approaches to instructional design.

 

Student Comments

Creating the ID document was the most valuable assignment. It was great to see how the module activities each week were building into the final project.
-Spring 2022 Student

I like that we get to experience what it will be like for us once we enter the Instructional Design world. I like the hands on and interactive experience and that we get to connect with other students. I also really appreciate that Dr. Evans is so helpful and really connects with each of us to give us feedback regarding our work.
-Spring 2022 Student

I think that our course was designed well to make sure that everything included is helpful to our future careers.
-Spring 2022 Student

Being able to put everything we learned together in a sample document was very valuable to me. It gave us a sample of what we would be doing as instructional designers in the future.
-Spring 2022 Student

Reviewing how to approach the instruction from a behaviorist, cognitivist, and constructivist perspective gave me a different perspective and it was fun approaching a task from all these different approaches.
-Spring 2022 Student

I truly felt like each aspect of the course was well intended and contributed to my learning.
-Fall 2021 Student

The case study and the final ID document were both very practical in seeing how the design process is fleshed out in the real world.
-Fall 2021 Student

I think the entire course provided a baseline understanding of each process of the instructional design creation. The objectives and goals section helped me the most, as it was entirely new.
-Fall 2021 Student

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