Technology, digital media, and mobile access have changed how people learn. Today’s student wants to be engaged and self-directed with digital content available anytime, anywhere. This is a challenge for instructional designers as they create online learning experiences. As an instructional designer, it’s critical to understand emerging learning theories including Bloom’s taxonomy and constructivism and how they relate to the way people learn in our digitally connected world. The program in Instructional Design is developed to meet the increasing challenges created by the high technology training needs of academic, corporate, and public educators.
Through a combination of readings, discussions, video lectures, quizes and assignments , this program provides participants with the opportunity to design and produce computer-mediated learning activities and interactive multimedia materials, and to make effective use of instructional technology in designing learning experiences.
Module 1- Introduction to Instructional Design and OER
Module 2 - Foundations of Instructional Design : Contemporary Learning Theories
Module 3 - Foundations of Instructional Design : Instructional Design Models
Module 4 - Application of Contemporary Learning Theories and Instructional Design Models
This Course is designed for one who wishes to learn the art and science of teaching. Teachers teaching at different levels of education, instructional designers, future teachers, curriculum designers will benefit from this course. Teachers teaching face-to-face or in a distance/online environment will benefit from this course. Anyone interested in improving teaching and learning would enjoy participating in this MOOC.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
1. Describe the major concepts of instructional design
2. Describe the process of instructional design
3. Describe contemporary learning theories
4. Apply learning theories in the designing of learning environment and instruction
5. Describe Instructional Design Models
6. Apply instructional design models for the development of learning experiences
7. Design instructional material to enhance teaching and learning.
Two levels of certification are available based on participants' level of participation and completion of tasks/activities: