EDUC 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Summer: June 26 - August 17, 2017 - $1,305 Due July 19, 2017
Fall: October 23 - December 15, 2017 -$1,323 Due October 11, 2017

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Who Should Enroll

Students who have completed the prerequisite course: EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design

This is the second course of the four required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.

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

What You Will Learn

  • How objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment are linked.  The critical nature of triangulation.
  • The importance of sequencing material at the various levels of instructional objectives, lessons, and topics.
  • Instructional strategies: 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, games, and simulations.
  • 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.
  • How assessment informs evaluation. Appropriate use of formative and summative data for decision-making and future development.

Course 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.

e-Textbook

An 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 bookstores 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.

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."
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Phone: 715-232-2693

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