08/24 – 08/30 : Module 2

Identifying Instructional Goals

Goals and Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Review Dick and Carey System’s ten major components.
  • Define a Systems Approach to instruction.
  • Define performance analysis, needs assessments, needs statements, and instructional goals.
  • Identify an instructional goal that meets the criteria for initiating the design of effective instruction.
  • Write an instructional goal that meets the criteria for initiating the development of instructional materials.
  • Evaluate instructional goals for congruence with learner characteristics, learning and performance contexts, and tools available for learners.

Begin reviewing the requirements for Report 1 (directions is in Assignments). Report 1 will be one of your 3 big assignments for the semester and will be one-third of your total INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN PROJECT. It will require you to synthesize and apply all your knowledge gained from chapters 1-6.  Report 1 will be due on the first day of module 7.

Selected Readings

Chapter 1&2 from Dick, W., Carey, L. & Carey, J.O. (2015). The systematic design of instruction. (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.

Lecture Outlines

EDIT 700 Chapter 1

EDIT 700 Chapter 2

“To Do” List

Discussions Forum 2: Planning

Chapter 1 is an introduction to instructional design. Many teachers and trainers are taught extensively about designing lesson plans and presenting lessons. Briefly tell the class about how you were trained (either in college or in your district) about planning lessons. How comfortable are you with your planning?  Are you thorough enough?  Do you find it to be a helpful process or a necessary evil of being a teacher or trainer?

For all discussions, full credit is awarded for providing a meaningful and well-written original thread and a response to two classmates’ postings. 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.