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Practical Instructional Design


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Full course description




Self-Paced; 8 Hours





What you'll learn:

This course is an introduction to practical instructional design, which means simply, a practical application of instructional design in the workplace. Many instructional designers find themselves in the ID role quite by accident, without any formal training. This course is designed to help give the "accidental instructional designer" some information and guidance for how to design and implement instructional materials.

Students will learn how to:

  1. Define Instructional Design
  2. Apply the definitions of Instructional Design to the workplace
  3. Identify Instructional Design roles and responsibilities
  4. Describe an Instructional Design Model
  5. Apply Instructional Design ongoing processes
  6. Evaluate characteristics of effective eLearning instructional media
  7. Describe instructional delivery options
  8. Create a course planning map (CPM)/detailed design document

Learning Modules:

  • Module 1: What Is Instructional Design?
  • Module 2: Introduction to the Instructional Design Process
  • Module 3: Integrating Technology into Learning Activities
  • Module 4: Designing Content

Who this course is designed for:

This course is designed for the lay person who finds themselves creating instructional content without a background in instructional design.

What you’ll receive:

A Certificate of Completion

Meet the instructor

Leanna Archambault, Associate Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Dr. Leanna Archambault is an Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Archambault is the program coordinator for the Educational Technology Master’s program at ASU that seeks to prepare learning design and technology professionals for a variety of settings, including business and industry, and for formal and informal educational settings, such as K-12 and higher education, museums, and nonprofit and government organizations.