Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.


Advanced Instructional Methods

NITTTR via Swayam


The Commonly used instructional methods in Indian educational institutes are lecture, demonstrations, projects, laboratory, field experiences etc. These methods offer very limited opportunities for catering to individual student’s preferences, learning styles for achieving the intended the programme level outcomes for making a person employable.A large number of other instructional methods, termed as “Advanced Instructional Method” in this course, enable learning in higher level cognitive domain and in affective domain through group based techniques, use of creativity techniques and offer opportunity of active learning through collaboration. The information and communication technology facilitates not only the use of group work and techniques for immediate learner’s responses of remotely located learners in web based modes but also offers customized learning and standardized learning resources to individual both synchronously and asynchronously. Recently virtual graphical learning environments have been introduced for learning of complex concepts through AR/VR technology. This course deals with advanced methods that offer opportunities as described above.The selection of instructional method(s) depends on factors such as learning outcomes, target group characteristics, time available and administrative factors. ICT based methods are becoming more and more popular as the IT infrastructure in becoming stronger and cost effective and very critically restricting conditions in the recent pandemic situation. This course is intended to provide you an exposure to various advanced instructional methods through several video lectures, video demonstrations, text content, discussion forum, assignments, and self-assessment tools. Summative assessment will make you earn the credit and course completion certificate. The learning effort required by the teachers for this course is 20 hours, which will include studying the e-content and related videos, completing activities and assignments. The final Assessment and certification will be based attainment in on Internal Assessment (30%) and proctored examination ( 70%).


Week 1: Module 1: Introduction to Advanced Instructional Methods
  • Lesson 1.1.Need of Advanced Instructional methods
  • Lesson 1.2.Basic concepts of individualized learning
  • Lesson 1.3.Overview of small group learning and Techniques
  • Lesson 1.4.Self-Learning

Week 2: Module 2: Classroom Based Small Group Methods using Creativity Techniques)
  • Lesson 2.1.Overview of creativity techniques
  • Lesson 2.2.Brainstorming and Nominal Group Technique
  • Lesson 2.3.Force field analysis
  • Lesson 2.4.Mind mapping, Delphi and six thinking Hats
  • Lesson 2.5.Buzz group and In-basket
  • Lesson 2.6.Focus group discussion

Week 3: Module 3: Small Group methods (Classroom Based) for higher cognitive and affective Domain
  • Lesson 3.1.Problem Based Learning
  • Lesson 3.2.Panel discussion
  • Lesson 3.3.Group Discussion
  • Lesson 3.4.Taxonomy of Discussion Groups
  • Lesson 3.5.Case Study Method: Concept and Process
  • Lesson 3.6.Writing a Case Study
  • Lesson 3.7.Role Play Method: Concept and Process
  • Lesson 3.8.Developing Scenario for Role Play

Week 4: Module 4 : ICT based Methods and Selection of Advanced Instructional methods
  • Lesson 4.1.ICT Based Techniques to enhance Learning
  • Lesson 4.2.ICT Based Methods
  • Lesson 4.3.Selection of Advanced Instructional Methods

Taught by



Start your review of Advanced Instructional Methods

Never Stop Learning.

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Someone learning on their laptop while sitting on the floor.