EDUC 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Prerequisite EDUC 765
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Tuition and Registration
October 20 - December 12, 2014

NOTE: This is the second course of the four required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.
Prerequisite: EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design.

Description

Development of instructional goals, objectives and assessment of outcomes. Methods for assessing learner performance and mapping appropriate assessment methods to instructional strategies and learning objectives. Performance-based assessment and tools to assess learner performance. Design of formative and summative methods.

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

Textbook

A free e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

Horton, William. (2011). E-Learning by Design (2nd ed.). Pfeiffer. ISBN: 978-0470900024 

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from online book stores such as amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or textbooks.com. Be sure to allow for delivery time. NOTE the ISBN number and 2nd edition.

Also you will review a few chapters in the textbook used in EDUC 765. Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Design well-defined instructional goals and learning objectives for all three domains.

  2. Evaluate and select instructional strategies based upon front end analysis which includes a focus on providing equitable access to digital tools and resources for culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

  3. Align appropriate instructional strategies with learning objectives.

  4. Evaluate a variety of assessment methods for learning including authentic assessments, self and peer evaluation, rubrics, online surveys, e-portfolios, tests and mini-quizzes for self-paced tutorials.

  5. Demonstrate research-based practices for choosing assessment models and align assessment methods with instructional strategies, objectives and learning outcomes and justify selected assessment choice.

  6. Develop tools to evaluate instruction using formative and summative assessment methods.

Course objectives are aligned with the following teaching standards:

Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI): # 4, 7, 8
International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards (NETS-T) #2a, 2b, 2c, 2d

National Board Teaching Standards:

  • Use effective communication techniques, media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  • Use instructional technology to enhance student learning.
  • Use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate student progress.

Course Concepts

  1. How objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment are linked.  The critical nature of triangulation.

  2. The importance of sequencing material at the various levels of instructional objectives, lessons and topics.

  3. Instructional strategies in application: when and how to include activities for direct instruction, practice and transfer of learning.  Examples include narrated PowerPoint, video, podcasts, and screencasts, drill and practice, case studies, self-assessments and games and simulations.

  4. Assessing learning: methods for traditional and alternative assessments, including authentic assessments, self and peer evaluation, rubrics, online surveys, e-portfolios, tests and mini-quizzes for self-paced tutorials. The role of feedback in learning.

  5. How assessment informs evaluation. Appropriate use of formative and summative data for decision making and future development.

Because this class is asynchronous and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.

The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All projects/assignments will be submitted via the course dropbox and discussion board. 

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What Our Students Say...

"...in fact, I earned a $500 bonus because of a project I completed by applying knowledge from this course! The course, the facilitator and environment were wonderful! "  

 

"One of the most valuable take-aways from this course is that there are a lot of opportunities to move from traditional instructor-led instruction to using technology for an exciting and engaging transfer of knowledge."
~ Cheryl Judkins, Manager of Learning and Development, Harley Davidson
Sulllivan, Wisconsin

"I loved how Susan has incorporated video, webinar, web resources, and individual phone conferences to really demonstrate how robust an online eLearning course can be."
~ Mary Wiseman, Mary Wiseman Design
Northhampton, Massachusetts

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