Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Course Description 2 - IDT 9001 - Baker University Ed.D. in IDPT

In this edition of the blog, I am revealing the course title and description for yet another core course in our Ed.D. in IDPT program - IDT 9001 Design Principles for Instructional Design and Performance Technology. Understanding and applying design thinking, message design, and even some visual literacy are increasingly important skills in IDPT. I tried to pull together those areas and even throw in a bit of Andy Gibbons' architectural approach to instructional design into the mix. Yes, I know, too much content; but we'll find a way :)

IDT 9001 Design Principles for Instructional Design and Performance Technology

Course Description

This course presents candidates with an overview of design thinking, message design and user interface design as applied to instructional design and performance improvement. This course will address design-thinking skills and the application of a design-centered approach to develop innovative solutions, understand clients, create buy-in from colleagues and co-workers and create successful solutions. Candidates will apply perception theory, learning theory, communication theory, systems theory and visual literacy theory to the design and development of media.

Books and Resources

Clark, R. C. & Lyons, C. (2010). Graphics for learning: Proven guidelines for
planning, designing, and evaluating visuals in training materials (2nd Edition). November
2010, Pfeiffer. ISBN:978-0470547441

Lohr, L. (2008). Creating graphics for learning and performance (2nd Edition). Upper Saddle River,
NJ: Pearson Education. ISBN: 0-13-219158-X

Dirksen, J. (2011). Design for how people learn. Berkeley, CA: New Riders. ISBN-13: 978-0321768438

Gibbons, A. S. (2014). An architectural approach to instructional design. Taylor & Francis.  ISBN-13: 978-0415807395

Cross, N. (2011).  Design thinking: Understanding how designers think and work, Berg Publishers, Inc.  ISBN-13: 978-1847886361

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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