EDD 8001 Introduction to Instructional Design
An introduction to the systematic design of instruction. Major topics include the assessment and analysis of needs, performance improvement, the systematic design of instructional materials and events, and the formative and summative evaluation of instructional materials. This course is about a systematic approach to designing, developing and evaluating instruction as one way to facilitate the complexity of intentional learning.
Assignment #2: Analysis Summary (15 points): The Analysis Summary is the result of the Analyze phase of instructional design. The purpose of the Analyze phase is to identify the probable causes for a performance gap. Your Analysis Summary should indicate if instruction will close the performance gap and recommend strategies to close the performance gap.
Assignment #3: Design Brief (15 points): The Design Brief is the result of the Design phase of instructional design. The purpose of the Design phase is to verify the desired performances, and appropriate testing methods. Your Design Brief should provide a set of functional specifications for closing the portion of the performance gap that is attributable to a lack of knowledge and skills.
Assignment #4: Development Summary (15 points): The Development Summary is the result of the Develop phase of instructional design. The purpose of the Develop phase is to generate and validate selected learning resources. Your Development Summary should identify all of the resources that will be needed to undertake the planned episodes of intentional learning.
Assignment #5: Implementation Strategy (15 points): The Implementation Strategy is the result of the Implement phase of instructional design. The purpose of the Implement phase is to prepare the learning environment, and engage the students. Your Implementation Strategy should describe ways to move to the actual learning environment where the student can begin to construct the new knowledge and skills required to close the performance gap.
Assignment #6: Evaluation Plan (15 points): The Evaluation Plan is the result of the Evaluate phase of instructional design. The purpose of the Evaluate phase is to assess the quality of the instructional products and processes, both before and after implementation. Your Evaluation Plan should identify your successes, recommend improvements for subsequent designs that are similar in scope, transfer all responsibility for implementation and evaluation of the project to the designated administrator or manager, and adjourn the design and development team.