EDC 385G: Instructional Design

This course provides an overview of the theoretical frameworks, current trends, and common concerns associated with the design and development of effective instructional materials. It aims at providing you with theoretical, experiential (hands-on), and critical perspectives on instructional design as it is applied in a variety of educational contexts (i.e. K-12, high education, and corporate training). You will read and discuss behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist theories and their implications for design, study several instructional design (ID) models in-depth, explore various strategies, and develop an instructional module on a specified topic. As a group, we will also compare, and contrast instructional design models to understand when to use what model/approach given the circumstance. You will also have an opportunity to talk to ID practitioners about their experience. The contexts for this learning will be primarily interactive, collaborative, and student-centered.

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