EDUC 602: Instructional Systems Development I
Online (Fall, Spring & Summer) and On-Campus in Catonsville (Fall & Spring)
This course includes the elements of analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. An emphasis is placed on micro-level design issues including analysis, design and evaluation. Learners work through the ISD process to assemble a training or education project that is ready for implementation. A design plan and lesson plan is constructed to allow learners real-world experience in the ISD process. The online section of this course is taught using an asynchronous delivery format.
Prerequisite: Consent of the ISD department.
EDUC 603: Instructional Systems Development II
Online (Fall, Spring, Summer)
This course focuses on the assessment, design and evaluation stages of the ADDIE model of instructional systems design. It promotes a sequential process through which instructional designers define performance problems, analyze performance gaps, identify root causes, propose training solutions, design appropriate learning events and craft evaluation strategies to measure the efficacy of their recommended approaches. Students will prepare multiple project documents throughout this real-world, real-time applied learning event, culminating in a final project portfolio of professional-grade ISD work. The online section of this course is taught using an asynchronous delivery format.
Prerequisite: EDUC 602 (ISD Section) and consent of department
EDUC 605: Adult Learner
Online (Fall, Spring and Summer)
This course covers adult learning theories, instructional strategies and other aspects of adult learning and human performance improvement, with a special emphasis on the implications for design, delivery, evaluation and the application of learning. Other selected topics include alternative methods to traditional learning/training, and the characteristics, motivation and learning preferences of adult learners. The online section of this course is taught using an asynchronous delivery format.
Prerequisite: EDUC 602 and/or consent of department
EDUC 671: Principles of Training and Development
Online (Fall and Spring) and On-Campus (Summer only)
This course examines key principles relevant to training and development. They include: the role of training in an organization, adult learning theory, needs assessment, training methodology, organizational support, resources and constraints, evaluation of training, and managing the training function. Issues that influence training implementation, such as ethics and interpretation, are also addressed. The online section of this course is taught using an asynchronous delivery format.
Prerequisite: EDUC 602 and consent of department