EdTech 503:

Instructional Design

Course Instructor: Jennifer Freed

Course Description and Objectives

The overall goal for the course is for each student to consider and use the systematic process of instructional design to create an instructional product. To achieve this goal, students will engage in activities that promote reflective practice, apply instructional design models in realistic contexts, and employ a number of communications technologies (EdTech503 Syllabus, 2012).

  • Compare and contrast notions of past, present and future theories of educational technology.
  • Distinguish between the theoretical positions that underlie current approaches to educational technology.
  • Define and identify epistemological principles.
  • Identify major theoretical schools of thought.
  • Differentiate between epistemological beliefs and theoretical schools of thought.
  • Describe and account for the origins of major theories and their influence on educational technology.
  • Show how perceptions and approaches to educational technology have been influenced by prevailing educational theories.
  • Explain how systematic approaches to educational technology differ from traditional classroom-based approaches to teaching.
  • Contextualize emerging theories of learning within the framework of advancing technological innovations.
  • Apply educational technology theories to practical development contexts.
  • AECT Standards

    The course project addressed the following AECT Standards


    Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.

    • 1.1 Instructional Systems Design
    • 1.3 Instructional Strategies
    • 1.4 Learner Characteristics


    Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.

    • 2.1 Print Technologies
    • 2.3 Computer-based Technologies
    • 2.4 Integrated Technologies


    Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.

    • 3.1 Media Utilization
    • 3.3 Implementation and Institutionalization
    • 3.4 Policies and Regulations


    Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

    • 5.1 Problem Analysis
    • 5.2 Criterion-Referenced Measurement
    • 5.3 Formative and Summative Evaluation




    What You Need to be Successful

    Computer - PC or Mac with multimedia capabilitieis

    Software - Adobe Web and Graphics Suite, Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Open Source

    Time Management - Deadlines approach quickly - don't wait until the last minute to get the job done!


    About Stefanie

    Mrs. Brimacomb

    Stefanie Brimacomb is a multi-endorsed math, business, and computer teacher in a remote Idaho town where online learning is essential to provide students a competitive education.

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