Principles of Design and Management in Educational Technology and Online Learning – EDUC 633

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to assist the education professional in developing a solid foundation in instructional design and current research. The student will develop the skills and knowledge to advance their instructional effectiveness in varied settings through application of technology theory and practice.




This course exists to give the student the skills needed to design and manage instructional projects in the growing and changing distance education environment. The student will learn about the importance of integrating the principles of instructional design into the development of training, support, and all facets of instructional technology management for various environments.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Course Relevancy Objective: To promote a conceptual and practical understanding of instructional design and management as applicable in the fields in distance education and educational technology, in support of the larger goal of developing of scholarly leaders who will become active in these two exponentially expanding fields.

  1. Gain familiarity with instructor and classmates to build a sense of teacher and social presence within the online environment.
  2. Understand the theories and current research in instructional design for distance education and curriculum planning with technology integration (ISTE Standards: TF-1-A.2; TF-II-F. 1). 
  3. Research and analyze current best practices for the design, the development, the implementation, and the evaluation of training faculty and administration for technology integration and its usage on the campus and classroom level (ISTE Standards: TF-1-A.1; TF-1-A.2; TL-II-C.2; TF-II-F. 1).
  4. Develop skills and knowledge-base of educational technologies and analyze the appropriate use of educational technology in distance education and curriculum development to advance instructional effectiveness (ISTE Standards: TF-II-C.1; TL-II-C.1).
  5. Create a distance education learning module or course using a systematic design process to assist teachers and administrators in the developing knowledge, skills, and understanding of technology for educational use (ISTE Standards: TF-1-A.1; TF-1-A.2; TF-II-C.2; TF-III-A. 1; TF-III-A. 2; TF-III-A. 3; TF-III-A. 4; TF-III-A. 5; TF-III-A. 7; TF-III-C.1; TF-III-D.1; TL-II-C.2)
  6. Evaluate media, web-based modules, and courses using theories and current research in instructional design, distance education, professional development, and standards (ISTE Standards: TF-III-A. 7).

Course Assignment

Readings and Instructor Material (all modules)

You will complete assigned and self- directed readings and view corresponding instructor material. Please note that this is a self-directed reading and research course, so students will be primarily responsible for choosing readings that correspond with their research interests. (MLO: C)

Video Blog Posts (Modules 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)

You will be given blog topics to provide the opportunity to reflect upon, process, and extend the reading and class content. You will complete 5 video blog activities. Each blog activity will be completed in two parts: (a) an initial video blog entry to a personal blog and (b) two comments to peers’ initial blog entries. You are expected to respond to comments posted on personal blogs. Additionally, you are expected to provide APA formatted references that support your initial posts and responses to peers for each video blog. Students who fail to moderate their blogs so that peers can view responses of other peers will result in a deduction of points. (MLO: A, B, C)

Professional Affiliation Membership (Module 1)

You are expected to present evidence of active student membership in ISTE, AACE, AECT or an approved equivalent.

Web-based module presentation (Module 6)

In collaboration with you ISD team, you will choose a web-based resource that provides the housing of your ISD project. Your team will conduct a 15 - 20 pre-recorded, interactive, multimedia presentation (e.g. Video, polling, screencast, etc.) that demonstrates how the technology is used to house the lessons within your ISD. Please review the features and general usage, identify the strengths and weaknesses, and discusses usability and sustainability. (MLO: A, C, E)

Web-Based Module Presentation Discussion Board (Module 6)

A member of the ISD team will embed the Web-Based Module Presentation video in the discussion board forum area. The student will then watch the videos of all of the other groups and reply to each video with 1) at least 1 good quality of the video and 2) 1 constructive criticism. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Instructional Design (ISD) Peer Assessment (Module 7)

Using a provided rubric, you will assess one of your peers’ ISD projects. (MLO: A, D, F)

Instructional Design (ISD) Project (Module 8; various modules)

In collaboration with 3-6 peers, you will develop an online or mobile module or workshop based on best practices for distance education design and learning as outlined by based on a design used by Mager (1997), Morrison, Ross, and Kemp (2004), etc. The final project is worth 300 points and will be comprised of three items: (a)  an instructional design report, (b) 2 recorded synchronous planning sessions, and (c)  an online or mobile lesson, module, or workshop. During specified modules, four progress updates/rough drafts of assignment will be submitted to demonstrate progression with the assignment. These will account for 160 points of the project.  (MLO: A, C, E)

ISD Project Peer Feedback (Module 4)

A member of the ISD group will submit the ISD project up to the Analysis stage of the project to the discussion board forum area. The student will read the synopses of each of the other groups and reply to each with 1) at least 1 good quality of the synopsis and 2) 1 constructive criticism. Replies must be at least 100 words.

ePortfolio CheckPoint (Module 8)

You will create your professional ePortfolio as the culminating project for the program and as a way to demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program. The portfolio must me web or mobile based. In this course, you will add the Instruction Design Project. You will provide a link to your ePortfolio to your instructor demonstrating this addition.