Instructional Design Mastery Series

Track : Online Design
Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

Please note: Workshop passes and coupons do not apply to this offering.

The Instructional Design Mastery Series is a series of three week-long modules focusing on course design elements including learning outcomes and assessment, instructional strategies, and course management and evaluation of courses that may take place in various learning environments (i.e., web-enhanced, blended, and/or online). Throughout each of the modules, you will explore common research-based instructional design techniques and use such strategies to help you design an effective learning environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss common practices and relevant research regarding learning outcomes and assessment strategies.
  • Develop a course learning outcomes matrix.
  • Review a broad range of instructional strategies.
  • Identify appropriate instructional strategies for effective course delivery.
  • Produce a course analysis and management plan.
  • Design a course evaluation plan that ensures a continuous feedback loop for improvement.


Successful participants will also receive a PDF certificate of completion and a digital badge of completion via Credly. Please note that badges will not be issued for programs prior to 2018.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS SERIES RESULTS IN RECOGNITION OF MASTERY IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN.

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS FOR 5 OR MORE PARTICIPANTS. PLEASE CONTACT SALES@ONLINELEARNING-C.ORG FOR DETAILS.

One year online teaching experience or New to Online: The Essentials Workshop series

Module Descriptions

Note: Each module is one week long. Between each module, there will be a three-week break to give you time to complete some self-guided research and reflect on your learning.

Instructional Design I: Learning Outcomes and Assessment Strategies
In order to ensure effective course design, it is necessary to first recognize your audience (i.e. face to face, blended, online, and so on). Then, look specifically at what students are expected to know and be able to do by the conclusion of the course. To this end, this module will provide you with common practices and techniques (based on research) used for writing effective learning outcomes, examining tools/resources needed to achieve such learning outcomes, and identifying assessments that align with learning outcomes.

Objectives:

  • Discuss common practices and relevant research regarding learning outcomes and assessment strategies.
  • Develop a course learning outcomes matrix.


Instructional Design II: Instructional Strategies
The approach one takes to engage students and achieve course learning outcomes is yet another key to designing an effective course. It is important to recognize the differences between instructor-centered and student-centered approaches as well to identify when it may be most ideal to use each approach. In this module, you will review a broad range of instructional strategies (i.e., active learning, multimedia, cooperative learning, and so on), discuss the differences in student learning styles, review common ADA standards, and identify strategies for motivation students all with the purpose of selecting instructional strategies that result in the achievement of predetermined course learning outcomes.

Objectives:

  • Review a broad range of instructional strategies.
  • Identify appropriate instructional strategies for effective course delivery.


Instructional Design III: Course Management and Evaluation
After completing the primary course design, it is essential and ideal to test all components of the course (i.e. navigation, content, assignments, internal and external links, rubrics, gradebook, and so on). In addition, consideration should be given to learning modalities, interactivity, and consistency of academic rigor among delivery formats (i.e., web-enhanced, blended, online). It is also helpful to gather feedback for future improvements. In this module, you will review tips/strategies for ensuring an overall quality course design (including a review of OLC's Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice Scorecard and the OSCQR rubric), discuss techniques for consistent course management, and identify methods for collecting and analyzing course feedback for future use. 

Objectives:

  • Produce a course analysis and management plan.
  • Design a course evaluation plan that ensures a continuous feedback loop for improvement.

 

Who should take this series?

  • Faculty who want to redesign a course for learning effectiveness
  • Faculty developers who teach faculty how to design courses
  • Online educators and educational technologists who are taking on course design responsibilities

What are the key takeaways from this series?

  • Develop a course outcomes matrix to align your learning activities and develop effective assessments
  • Explore design strategies to improve effectiveness for your learner population
  • Produce a plan to help you gather feedback and assess course design effectiveness

 

February 2019 Cohort Dates (February 27 - May 1, 2019)

  • Module 1: February 27 - March 6, 2019
  • Reflect and Apply 1: March 7 - 26, 2019
  • Module 2: March 27 - April 3, 2019
  • Reflect and Apply 2: April 4 - 23, 2019
  • Module 3: April 24 - May 1, 2019

July 2019 Cohort Dates (July 10 - August 28, 2019)

  • Module 1: July 10 - 17
  • Reflect and Apply 1: July 18 - 30
  • Module 2: July 31 - August 7
  • Reflect and Apply 2: August 8 - 20
  • Module 3: August 21 - 28

October 2019 Cohort Dates (October 9 - November 27, 2019)

  • Module 1: October 9 - 16
  • Reflect and Apply 1: October 17 - 29
  • Module 2: October 30 - November 6
  • Reflect and Apply 2: November 7 - 19
  • Module 3: November 20 - 27

$600 for members, $750 for non-members (includes all 3 modules; Workshop Pass coupons may not be used on any Mastery Series program)