Designing Collaborative Instructional Design using OERs

New Age Digital Learning

Course Description

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.

Course Content

Week 1

Module 1- Introduction to Instructional Design and OER

Week 2 

Module 2 - Foundations of Instructional Design : Contemporary Learning Theories

Week 3 

Module 3 - Foundations of Instructional Design : Instructional Design Models

Week 4 

Module 4 - Application of Contemporary Learning Theories and Instructional Design Models

Course Audience

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.

Outcomes of this Course

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.


About Certificates

Two levels of certification are available based on participants'  level of participation and completion of tasks/activities:

  • Certificate of Participation: requires participation in discussion forums and completion of quizzes and assignments.
  • Certificate of Completion: requires 70% on all quizzes, participation in discussion forums, completion of assignments and the creation and sharing of a lesson plan based on learning theories and models of instructional design.