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CURR 524 Instructional Design

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with the instructional planning skills they need to develop educational courses and materials for adult learners. Students will study the relevant theories of instructional design and apply proven procedures for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating objectives-based instruction. Specific focus will be given to the creation of materials appropriate for adult learners in classrooms and learning at a distance, including attention to life experiences, entry level skills, motivational needs, and modes of delivery.

Topics and Objectives

Systematic Approach to Instructional Design

Needs Assessment

Instructional Goals

Learners and Contexts

Performance-Based Objectives


Instructional Strategies and Media Selection

Development of Instructional Materials

Formative Evaluation and Revision


Summative Evaluation

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