EDUC 767 Designing Computer-Based Training (CBT)

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Prerequisite: EDUC 766
Instructors: Nicholle Stone and Christopher King
Tuition and Registration
EDUC 767 January 5 - February 27, 2015

NOTE: This is the third required course in the sequence for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.

Prerequisites:
EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design
EDUC 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods.

Description

Just-in time scenario-based modular development, user interface design, visual design, usability testing, and execution of common instructional strategies employed in self-paced products. Research, trends and standards in computer-based training; development of reusable learning objects using multimedia software.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

Textbook to Purchase

Alessi, M. S., & Trollip, R. S. (2001). Multimedia for Learning: Methods and Development (3rd ed). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. ISBN: 978-0205276912 Available used or new from amazon.com

Software Options

This course focuses on the design of CBT relevant to your working environment. For your final portfolio project, you will create a SCORM compliant re-usabe learning object using multimedia software. You may use a free web-based starter tool, Udutu, and the tutorial  is online at http://www.udutu.com/resources_tutorials.html. There is a complete User's Guide in PDF format on the website.

You will also research and discuss industry leading software. You may use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or Studio, or Lectora's authoring tools if you are familiar with the software or your organization currently uses the software. Educational pricing is available for students who purchase software directly from the company.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the systematic process of instructional design to develop a Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) compliant reusable learning object.

  2. Compare and contrast varying instructional strategies for Computer-Based Training (CBT) and select the appropriate strategy for the learning requirements.

  3. Apply principles of interface design and usability testing and address cultural needs and diversity in CBT design.

  4. Summarize advantages and disadvantages of designing instruction for reusability.

  5. Apply the components and instructional theories of well-designed CBT when creating self-paced learning products.

  6. Articulate factors involved with designing, developing, and implementing assessments in CBT.

  7. Organize and sequence content for tutorials by flowcharting a branching scenario for remediation.

  8. Analyze how to repurpose content for different audiences, contexts, and delivery media.

No travel to campus required. Because this class is online and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.

The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.

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