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Instructional Design

In this course you will discover all of the tools necessary to develop powerful, bottom-line focused training. Using a human performance improvement approach to instructional design, you will learn best practices for conducting a needs assessment, job/task analysis, and course design and development using templates exclusive to ATD. Leave with a structured step-by-step process that can be immediately applied to the development of your own training programs.


Introduction to Instructional Design

Pedagogical Approach

  • Students will be responsible for their own learning. This course n instructional design is based on “learning by doing” 
  • You will use a variety of sicial media and sharing of personal experiences, opinions and ideas, in order for each member of the group to draw their own conclusions about a specific topic.
  • This course also promotes promotes discovery learning. These eLearning activities may be planned for self-study, or even as group projects under a mixed perspective with the social learning approach. 


Learning Outcomes

  • Provide an instructional focus for participants (learners, instructors, and instructional designers).
  • Educate participants with guidelines for learning and teaching.
  • Design standards for assessment (including self-assessment) and evaluation.
  • Communicate with the instructor and course expectations to participants.
  • Communicate instructional intent.
  • Understand guidelines for selecting media, materials, and strategies.


Information Processing: Emphasizes the information processing capability of
students. Gives priority to the ways students handle stimuli from their environment,
organize data, generate concepts and solve problems.

o Inductive Investigation & Inquiry
o Deductive Investigation & Inquiry
o Memorization
o Synectics (Techniques for Creativity)
o Design and Problem Solving
o Projects & Reports

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