Subject details

  • Topics
    • What is instructional design?
    • Theoretical underpinnings
    • Learning sciences: Design-based methodologies
    • Exploring Gagne and the three domains
    • Critically evaluating models of ID
    • Motivational design: ARCS
    • Digital tools: The next phase for LMS and eTextbooks
    • Assessment: digital tools and methods
    • Learning Analytics and educational data mining: How do they differ?
    • Analytics methods
    • Learning Analytics and online learning
    • ID and Assessment: examples of best practice
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. identify and interpret the theoretical underpinnings of instructional design
  2. analyse and critique a range of analytic methods and tools
  3. evaluate and critique models of instructional and assessment
  4. develop a plan for implementing theoretically sound instructional design.
  • Assignment 1 - Case Study (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Investigation (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
  • OtherDetails -
    • Additional materials

This subject explores instructional design and assessment. It considers the design of instruction that is grounded on an analysis of learning needs and builds comprehensive understanding of the interrelated systems that impact on learning. The subject examines instructional design, learning analytics and assessment.

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