This course introduces students to instructional design and technology through a Christian perspective. It reviews historical trends and current issues found in learning environments through the field of instructional design. Students will focus on planning instruction to address specific learning problems through instructional design theory.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
Instructional designers must understand the basic foundations of instructional design theory. In order to successfully design instruction around learning goals, one must know how people learn and how to design for how people learn. This course serves as a core component to a doctoral candidate’s understanding of instructional design and technology and his/her impact on the field of education as a designer.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge, with a minimum of 2 citations in current APA format as well as 1 Scripture reference. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words with a minimum of 1 citation in current APA format. (CLO: B, D, F)
Instructional Design Article Critiques (2)
Based upon the assigned journal articles, the candidate will take what he/she has learned to evaluate instructional design theory and critique the strengths and/or weaknesses of the author’s argument. The candidate must show his/her understanding of effective instructional design principles and how to analyze research in the field. Each critique must adhere to current APA format and have a 400–500-word limit. The required title page, reference page, and citations are not included in the word limit. (CLO: A, C, D)
The candidate will write a 5-page book review in current APA format that focuses on the assignment textbook. The candidate must summarize the premise of the book, take a stance for or against the key points made, and discuss implications for the field of education. The paper must include at least 4 references to the assignment textbook, in addition to a minimum of 2 biblical references. (CLO: B, C, D, F)
Instructional Design Plan
The candidate will build the first part of an Instructional Design Plan that centers on the analysis phase of instructional design for a course, seminar, or training module. The candidate will set specific learning goals and pull information or data from his/her professional context in order to make informed decisions. The assignment must be formatted in current APA style, include a title page, and follow specific guidelines outlined in the instructions. This assignment must be a minimum of 3–4 pages. (CLO: B, D, E, F)
Design and Development
The candidate will build the second part of an Instructional Design Plan that centers on the design and development phases of instructional design for a course, seminar, or training module. The candidate will formalize and identify specific learning objectives, methods, materials, and delivery systems. He/she will also create the learning content and overall framework for a design prototype. The assignment must be formatted in current APA style, include a title page, and follow specific guidelines outlined in the instructions. The design section must be a minimum of 3–4 pages and the development section a minimum of 5 slides. (CLO: B, D, E, F)
Implementation and Evaluation
The candidate will build the third part of an Instructional Design Plan that centers on the implementation and evaluation phases of instructional design for a course, seminar, or training module. The candidate will outline how he/she plans to implement his/her prototype and identify needs for future improvements. The candidate will outline how he/she will develop and follow assessment plans to help in future iterations of the product. The assignment must be formatted in current APA style, include a title page, and follow the specific guidelines outlined in the instructions. The assignment must be a minimum of 4–5 pages. (CLO: B, D, E, F)