Monday, February 23, 2015

Course Description 1 - IDT 9000 - Baker University Ed.D. in IDPT

On February 13, the Baker University Board of Trustees approved our Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Performance Technology (IDPT) program, curriculum, and syllabi. The next step will be to submit our program to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and then secure a site visit date from HLC.

As promised a few weeks ago, below is the description for the first core IDPT course - IDT 9000 Instructional Design and Performance Improvement. More courses and descriptions will follow in future posts. 

As always, I am open to feedback, as I want this program to be the best that it can be!

Considering our candidates will be coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, I felt the need to cover the basics from both the fields of instructional design and technology and human performance improvement/technology, in addition to advanced topics, in this first course. Why the IDT prefix? The university system only accepts 3 character prefixes.

IDT 9000 Instructional Design and Performance Improvement
Course Description
This course is designed to provide candidates with an overview of the field of instructional design and performance improvement/technology, related literature, issues that have affected it in the past and those trends and issues likely to affect it in the future. This course provides a sense of history and an explanation of how the components of the fields fit together. This introduction to the fields of instructional design and human performance improvement/technology includes definitions, theories, histories, trends and issues, and career opportunities. Candidates will apply a framework for understanding human performance by working with scenarios and case studies to analyze performance problems, determine the level and type of intervention required, and make recommendations for a set of solutions that will achieve the desired outcomes.

Books and Resources
Reiser , R. & Dempsey, J. (2011). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd Edition). Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-256358-1 

Pershing, J. A. (Ed.) (2006). Handbook of Human Performance Technology (3rd Edition). San Francisco: Pfeiffer. ISBN-13: 978-0787965303 

Supplementary journal articles, book chapters and web resources (provided by the instructor) 
Written lectures and notes (provided by the instructor) 
Webinars (provided by the instructor and presented by prominent academics and practitioners in the field)

Link to the flyer PDF

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