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Instructional Design Models
About this courseSkip About this course
In today’s interconnected world, online education has exploded with engaging learning experiences infused with interactive digital tools, digital media, and collaborative projects designed to engage dispersed learners. These highly engaging and effective courses are not created by chance - they are created by instructional designers using a careful and systematic design process.
In this course, you'll explore a rich array of instructional design models, each with its own unique strengths and applications. Throughout the eight weeks, you will learn about these models and discover how to identify the best model for your own online course. You will explore instructional design models like ADDIE, Dick and Carey, Understanding by Design (UbD), Rapid Instructional Design, and the Successive Approximation Model (SAM). You will also venture into the world of crafting course learning outcomes, learning objectives, learning activities, and assessments. The journey culminates with your signature assignment, where you'll have the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge to create the essential components of an Instructional Design Document (IDD).
By the end of this course, you'll have the skills to architect powerful learning experiences.
This course is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Learning Design and Technology. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.
At a glance
- Subject: Education & Teacher Training
- Level: Intermediate
While there are no enforced prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that learners complete IDT100x (Learning Theories) prior to enrolling in IDT200x. The program content and course projects are sequential, allowing the learner to build on subsequent work. Completing the courses in order is essential to be successful in the coursework. The final capstone course builds on the first three courses in the program. It is strongly recommended that you complete these three prerequisites before enrolling in the last class, IDT400x Course Evaluation and Capstone Project.
- Language: English
- Video Transcript: English
- Associated programs:
- MicroMasters® Program in Instructional Design and Technology
- Associated skills: Design And Technology, Learning Design, ADDIE Instructional Design Model, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, Planning, Instructional Design, Successive Approximation Model
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe fundamental principles of instructional design models, including ADDIE, Dick and Carey, Understanding by Design (UbD), Rapid Instructional Design, and SAM
- Differentiate between instructional design models and their implications for instructional design
- Analyze the strengths and limitations of instructional design models
- Apply instructional design models to a variety of contexts
- Build an Instructional Design portfolio to showcase knowledge of instructional design models and various instructional design components
- Create an Instructional Design Document (IDD) for an identified minicourse
Module 1: Introduction, History, Ethics, Accessibility, & Artificial Intelligence
Module 2: ADDIE Design Model
Module 3: Dick and Carey Design Model
Module 4: Understanding by Design (UbD)
Module 5: Rapid Instructional Design
Module 6: Successive Approximation Model (SAM)
Module 7: Learning Objectives, Bloom's Taxonomy, & Resources
Module 8: Sequencing, Assessment, & Alignment
Frequently Asked QuestionsSkip Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a student have to apply to and complete the full UMGC degree?
To ensure that your program remains relevant and up-to-date, UMGC sets time limits for completing a program. Students have five (5) consecutive years from the start of the graduate degree to complete their degree. For students who start with a MicroMasters, their “time clock” begins on the date that they complete their last course in the MicroMasters program and receive their Verified Certificate. This means that students should apply to UMGC promptly to begin the degree and have as much time as possible to complete it.