14013 Approaches and Models in Designing Computer-Based Instructional Systems

Credits: 4 graduate credits in Education / Learning Technologies

Prerequisite: Instructional Design and Evaluation of Computer Environments

The course is based on a reader edited by Yoram Eshet.

The course acquaints students with theories and models underlying processes shaping technology-based instruction solutions, and provides experience in developing such solutions. It presents user-centered, product-centered and company-centered development models and also discusses development models such as Instructional System Design (ISD) and their components; for example, task analysis, needs analysis and instruction analysis. As part of the course, students design computer-based instructional solutions for actual instruction needs using various development models.

This is an applied seminar course and students are required to write a seminar paper that presents a prototype of a technology-supported learning system. Students work in pairs on the applied aspects of the course. Development tools are used in the course and students engage in collaborative learning.