11/02 – 11/08 : Module 12

Revising Instructional Materials

Goals and Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe various methods for summarizing data obtained from formative evaluation studies
  • Summarize data obtained from formative evaluation studies
  • Given summarized formative evaluation data, identify weaknesses in instructional materials and instructor-led instruction.
  • Given formative evaluation data that indicate problems in a set of instructional materials, identify problems in the materials and suggest revisions.

Selected Readings

Chapter 12 from Dick, W., Carey, L. & Carey, J.O. (2015). The systematic design of instruction. (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.

Lecture Outlines

EDIT 700 Chapter 12

“To Do” List

Discussions Forum 12: Revising Instructional Materials

Chapter 12 is about revising instructional materials.

During the revision process, designers must keep a systems perspective on their work and remain open to possibilities that revisions may be warranted in any stage of the design process. Describe a revision that you have made to instruction. Why did you make it? What was the difference in the outcome? How did it affect the learners?

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.

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. 

Instructional Design Project REPORT 2 – Instructional Components

The Instructional Design Project will deal with an instructional opportunity or problem that is authentic and REAL.  This will consist of three major separate reports throughout the semester (Reports 1, 2 and 3). For each part, you will prepare a report which addresses components which are directly connected to the information described in your text and in our presentations. At the end of the Instructional Design Project, you will have done three reports which will collectively provide all of the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation for a given block of instruction.

You will need to thoroughly gain insight into the components of each report. You will need to immerse yourself into the CONTEXT of the instructional scenario and APPLY the CONTENT of the text in order to write your report.

The details of these Reports are briefly listed below – for further explanation of each component, please see the text.

Report 2 – Instructional Components: 50 Points

  • Performance objectives
  • Sample assessments for each objective
  • Instructional sequence
  • Pre-instructional activities
  • Information and example for each objective
  • Practice and feedback for each objective
  • Strategies for teaching each objective
  • Media selections and rationales for delivery of instruction
  • Pre-and posttests that will be used during the instruction to provide formative data

Due on the first day of Module 13. Submit it in Moodle. APA format. Length will vary among students and topics