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Instructional Design Foundations and Applications

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 4 weeks long
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This course, Instructional Design Foundations, is an introductory course as part of Instructional Design MasterTrack Certificate. This particular course will introduce learners to the conceptual and theoretical foundations of instructional design as well as the analysis aspect of instructional systems design in order to create an innovative instructional solution to performance problems in organizations.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
●Describe the major concepts of instructional systems design
●Describe the major learning and instructional theories
●Describe the process of instructional design and instructional design models
●Describe various analysis activities for instructional design


Course Orientation
-You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.

MODULE 1: Introduction to ISD
-In this module, we will identify and discuss the conceptual and historical foundations of instructional design. We will also discuss the landscape of instructional design careers and potential career paths.

MODULE 2: Foundations and Tools of ISD
-In this module, we will focus on theoretical foundations including learning theories and instructional theories relevant to instructional design. We will also discuss different instructional design models and their unique characteristics. Finally, we will discuss talent development and its relationship with instructional design

MODULE 3: Analysis Part 1
-In this module, we will discuss two important analyses of the instructional design process. First, we will learn context analysis, consisting of needs assessment and learning environment analysis. Second, we will discuss analysis of target learner characteristics.

Module 4: Analysis Part 2
-In this module, we will focus on analyzing learning tasks. We will learn the primary process of task analysis including identifying learning goals and outcomes, conducting information processing analysis and prerequisites analysis, and developing learning objectives.

Course Conclusion

Taught by

Eunjung Grace Oh

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Pamela W
5.0 4 months ago
Pamela completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Course in 4 Modules, each Module to be completed in 1 week. I completed all 4 modules in three weeks, and the number of hours varied a lot, but I think it took me about 30 hours in total.

Course material is very good, and includes videos and recommended reading (online articles), as well as links to websites that might be useful. Very clearly structured, it guides you step by step from basics to more specialized knowledge, with examples, in-video questions and direct links to that week's forum where you can answer and read other student's answers.

Videos are not short…
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