TCN806 - Instructional Design

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Subject Title
Instructional Design

Subject Description
Today?s corporate world demands frontrunners who understand how to create instructional experiences that make learning interesting, productive, and useful. This course introduces students to the concepts of instructional design and the development of eLearning for corporate training and online environments. Students collaborate to create a stand-alone web-based project. Students are taught web design strategies, storyboarding, video demos, narration, building exercises, testing retention, and ultimately create a multimedia web-based training course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge of current learning theories, principles, and strategies to develop effective instructional materials for different types of learners.
2. Examine e-Learning concepts, terminology, and trends such as adaptive learning, micro-learning, and game-based learning to enhance the user experience.
3. Compare e-Learning tools that support a variety of learning methods to enhance course design and delivery.
4. Analyze learning needs and the curriculum development process to achieve training goals for learner engagement.
5. Develop measurable, performance-based learning outcomes and assessments for an e-Learning course.
6. Create storyboards for an interactive curriculum unit, including text, graphic, and media elements.
7. Design a web-based training course, including learning outcomes, curriculum, and assessments for a corporate audience.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.