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Instructional Design

Seneca College Certificate (Pending Approval)

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Overview

Instructional Design is for students interested in the theory, practice, and design of instructional content for many modes of delivery. This program will provide the theoretical and practical foundations for the development and design of instruction and training applicable to the higher education industry, corporate training delivery, or hosting subject specific workshops. Pedagogical theory will be coupled with module and course development to apply and demonstrate principles appropriate to the education of a quantified learner demographic. This program is delivered fully online which will allow students to analyze the requirements, design elements, and structure of courses built using the instructional design principles they will be learning.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation from this program, students will be qualified to seek employment as instructional designers, educational consultants, training providers, or instructional program developers. This program can be an introduction to an educational environment for those wishing to further their education at the diploma or degree level or can be a specified area of study for students who already have a post-secondary credential.


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Curriculum

DES701
Instructional Design Principles
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This course explores the foundational principles of instructional design including learning theories and pedagogical models that are commonly used in the instructional design process. The student will write and align measurable learning outcomes with curriculum and ensure course content is compliant with current industry design and accessibility standards.




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DES702
Digital Pedagogy
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Instructional design requires a large knowledge base and aptitude for selecting appropriate technology to achieve course outcomes and training goals. This course reviews the common LMSs used to manage learning modules as well as the accessible technological tools that assist learning. Social media as an educational and research tool as well as the use of visuals, audio, and video is addressed.




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DES703
Course Design for Hybrid Delivery
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This course will prepare students to design a hybrid module from start to finish. Important issues on mixed-mode lesson planning are discussed as well as learning strategies geared towards both face to face and online delivery. Assessment strategies for hybrid delivery are also key to the design process and we will explore best practices for assessment creation and alignment.




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DES704
Alignment and Assessment Strategies
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Design backward and build forward is an important instructional design principle. This course will explore the importance of aligning assessments to course and module outcomes. Activities and exercises which scaffold to the formative or summative assessments are discussed. The course also speaks to how to use quizzes and pre or post assessments effectively by keeping an eye to instructional design principles.




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DES705
Quality Assurance and Course Evaluation
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A successful learning experience comes not only from proper curriculum and instructional design but also adhering to quality assurance protocols. In this course students explore a variety of quality assurance protocols as they apply to course development. The concept of piloting to gather students and instructor feedback is also discussed.




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DES706
Project Management for Instructional Designers
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Course development involves managing not only the design of curriculum but also managing time requirements and other key milestones. This course explores important concepts in project management specifically for educational design and development. Students will explore the use of project management tools as well as create timelines and deliverables for a specific project. Common challenges and troubleshooting techniques that are integral to project management will also be discussed.




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DES707
Collaborative Frameworks: Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
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This course will explore the roles and scope of the instructional designer and subject matter expert in the framework of an instructional design project. Students will develop effective conflict resolution strategies as well as interpersonal communication skills. Communication skills to provide feedback and drive course revisions will also be covered.




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DES708
Special Topics in Online Course Design
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Course design is a constantly evolving field with new technologies and trends continuing to emerge. This course will explore current design trends and educational technology as they apply to instructional and course design. Students will research as well as analyze the strengths, weaknesses and application of specific tools.




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Program Outcomes

  1. Develop measurable learning outcomes and/or objectives for a course or training program
  2. Apply instructional design strategies appropriate to the learning environment and aligned with the learning outcomes
  3. Apply components of accessibility and usability in course design
  4. Design learning activities and assessments that are aligned to learning outcomes
  5. Develop and critique course material using instructional design strategies
  6. Identify the roles of teams members and apply project management strategies in a course development project
  7. Select appropriate learning technologies to enhance course design and delivery
  8. Implement a quality assurance framework and evaluative instructional design instruments.

Program Contacts

Georgina Ioannou
Program Assistant
Georgina.Ioannou@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22946


Joanne Bonnet
Academic Program Manager
Joanne.Bonnet@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22528