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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 492 - Educational Methods: Instructional Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course acquaints the student with various learning styles, teaching styles and instructional methods. Time is devoted to the fundamentals and mechanics of classroom management, visual aids, assignments, evaluation techniques, course preparation and provision for individual differences in the classroom. Activities include lectures, discussion groups, group projects, student presentations, and outside reading. (prereq: GS 1001 , GS 1002 , GS 1003  and Junior standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply learning theories to design course content, instructional strategies, and assessment tasks.
  • Be familiar with contemporary practices of instructional design in a variety of settings, including business, industry, government, and classroom education.
  • Write effective, measurable learning objectives.
  • Design assessments based on desired outcomes.
  • Map strategies for learning activities that link to outcomes.
  • Critically evaluate tools and methods.
  • Create media-rich educational content.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Instructional design foundations (6 classes)
  • Analysis of learning environments (4 classes)
  • Learning management systems  (4 classes)
  • Design of a learning environment (10 classes)
  • Implementation strategies (4 classes)
  • Evaluation techniques (4 classes) 

Tammy Rice-Bailey

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