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Overview of Instructional Design

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Class Description

Instructional design is the art and science involved in the creation of learning experiences and materials that produce specific, structured and desired learning outcomes. This one-day session will demonstrate why creating learning materials is so much more than simply sitting down and writing a lesson plan. Participants will work through several phases of formal instructional design, for both classroom and online learning. 

Topics and Tools Discussed

  • The theory, practice, and technology of Instructional Design development
  • Historic developments from ISD, to ADDIE, to SAM; and design strategies from Behaviorism, to Cognitive Psychology
  • Recent influences from brain science
  • Storyline
  • Rise
  • Captivate
  • AR, VR, 360-Degree Video; and the newly comprehensive category coined  “XR”

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this class, the learner will be able to:

  • Distinguish between topics and learning objectives
  • Explain the importance of targeting both short-term and long-term memory
  • Distinguish between Instructional design and eLearning authoring
  • Explain the purpose and importance of several Instructional Design-related tools

The learner will also be able to describe and distinguish among the following Instructional design elements:

  • Needs analysis
  • Task analysis
  • Learning hierarchy
  • Learning taxonomy
  • Learning matrix
  • Learning exercise
  • Learning evaluation