08/19 – 08/23 : Module 1


Goals and Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Orient ourselves to the course design, features and layout
  • Familiarize ourselves with our syllabus
  • Introduce ourselves and meet classmates in the online discussion forum

Welcome to module 1! This course is about gaining an in-depth understanding of instructional design and how the instructional design process affects teaching and learning.

All work will be in the CCU Moodle learning management system (http://moodle.coastal.edu). Your text is:

Dick, W., Carey, L. & Carey, J.O. (2015). The systematic design of instruction. (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.

This is available through the CCU bookstore, Publisher website and/or Amazon, etc online. Please get this asap, as you will have readings and work from this text. Used is fine.

Looking ahead…Module 2 will start next Monday and the intensity will build, as we move into chapters 1 and 2 of our text.

“To Do” List

Discussion Forum 1: Self-Introduction

In this forum, in Moodle, create a thread and introduce yourself. Please only give information which is factual and that you do not mind sharing with others. Posting in this forum will count towards your participation and also as acknowledgment that you have read and concur with the syllabus.

For all discussions, full credit is awarded for providing a meaningful and well-written original thread and responses to two classmates. Discussion postings should always be thoughtful, courteous and on topic. In order to ensure that postings are appropriate in length and substance, please limit your initial postings to @100 words and each of your responses to @50 words.

In addition, please take the following survey and learn how to succeed in an online class.


Make your initial posts before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on Day 5 of this module. Complete your replies before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the next Monday.

Discussion postings should always be thoughtful and courteous and include some references or direct evidence from the module’s content, readings, or assignments to support your statements.