Instructional Design OpenCourseWare: USU's Free Bachelor Level Instructional Design Course

Published Feb 09, 2009

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Utah State University offers 'Introduction to Instructional Design' to its students online. Now it is available free through OpenCourseWare. The course is for students in a bachelor's degree program in education, but could be useful to undergraduate or graduate students interested in teaching or instructional technology.

Instructional Design: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes No

Instructional Design: Course Description

Professor Joanne Bentley teaches a five step instructional technology method, which takes into account the ways individuals communicate and learn. The five steps are (in order): analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. The course may cover various topics, such as distance education, multimedia, instructional design and literacy, both information and library. Students create a lesson plan, implement it with five or more 'students,' and evaluate its effectiveness.

The course includes lectures in written and video format, prepared forms and many links to helpful resources. To learn more about designing effective educational experiences, look at the Introduction to Instructional Design course page.

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