Foundations of Effective Instructional Design

IDA Instructional Design Certificate I


OBJECTIVES FOR THIS NEW COURSE  Students will be able to:

Define the filed of Instructional Design:

  • Identify differences between Instructional design (ID), User Experience Design (UX, UED or XD), learning Design (LD and Educational Design (ED).
  • Outline the role and responsibilities of an Instructional Designer
  • Interpret and respond to Instructional Design job advertisements
  • Discuss the Ethical issues surrounding Instructional Design
  • Effectively explain to others “What is Instructional Design?”.

Ensure that the desired learning occurs:

  • Explain the following Learning Theories:  Behaviourist, Cognitivist, Constructivist and Socio-constructivist.
  • From these Learning Theories, extrapolate the Implications for effective Instructional Design.
  • Outline how the Learning Sciences contribute to Instructional Design Practices
  • List the major Instructional Design Principles derived from finding by Learning Science
  • Utilise a set of guidelines for multimedia development
  • Apply some of these principles into Instructional Design Scenarios

Begin the process of developing a personalized overview of the
Instructional Design Process

  • Compare and contrast the major Instructional Design Models
  • Discuss the merit of an eclectic method versus and strict singular method.
  • Select the best methods for a variety of environments or scenarios.
  • Sketch that personalized overview

The aim of the course is to give students a firm footing in the historical and scientific foundations of instructional design.  It gathers insight from both traditional and contemporary instructional design theory and practice.

It is designed for people who have done little or no instructional design before. It assumes that you are comfortable with computers and at least interested to discover web 2.0 technologies. We use the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) and if you are not familiar with a LMS then, as an instructional designer, you need to be. Through this LMS you can access the course content; text, images, audio presentations, submit assignments, participate in online forums, collaboratively write in Wikis, reflect on your learning in your personal blog and receive the personalised feedback that makes this course come to life.

The course will take approximately 15 to 20 hours to complete the reading and tasks but students are given 5 weeks to access the course at their convenience; this allows time to make the most of the course materials, to get personalised feedback and to work with other students.

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Course Availability:
The new course will be open in July 2017 (date to be confirmed). It will be delivered as a flexible course so that participants can start when it suits them.
There is a 
limit of 15 participants at any one time.  

The cost of this course is $480 per person.

Students may take between 15 and 20 hours to complete this course.  Students can take up to 6 weeks to complete this course.

Save $100 If you enroll for both courses together you can get the reduced price of $1160  $1060 for 'Foundations of Effective Instructional Design' and 'The Instructional Design Method'.  You will have up to 13 weeks to complete the two courses.

Conditions Apply - These courses are not transferrable. Course fees are not refundable once a student has accessed the course. Extensions will cost $50 per week.


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