SFSU Itec
ITEC 801
Instructional Systems Design

Prerequisites: ITEC 800

Acquisition of competency in the design and development of instruction under the principles of cognitivism and instructional systems and its most crucial design aspects: needs and task analysis, learning strategies sequencing and formative evaluation.

Prerequisite:
ITEC 800 must be completed before enrolling in ITEC 801. Permission to enroll in this course may be requested from the instructor if a student is able to demonstrate knowledge of ITEC 800 content through parallel coursework or life experience.

This course introduces the learner to the principles of instructional systems design (ISD), or more commonly, instructional design (ID). In this seminar, we will explore the complexities of designing instruction in various contexts (such as, corporate training, education, etc.). We will learn classic ID theory and models and apply these theories in a real context through a major design project.

There are two major elements in this seminar:

  • An introduction to instructional design models, such as ADDIE, in order to understand the terminology and defining characteristics of most formal ID processes. Your learning of this content will be assessed through a “traditional” midterm exam approximately half way through the semester.
  • Practice applying a specific systematic ID model by completing a comprehensive instructional design project. This project will be selected by you; possibly working in conjunction with a small group of your peers. You will complete a formal design plan as the major assignment for the second half of the course.

The readings selected for each week will present the foundation for our discussion and class activities. The comprehensive text provides a solid presentation of classical instructional design stages. Supplemental readings will provide alternative and complimentary views on ISD. Finally, there will be several topics that we will develop together as a class, based largely on your (collective) interests.

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