Previous Knowledge

It is assumed that you are acquainted with the following concepts and principles:

  •  ISD, Instructional Systems Development
  • ADDIE, Analysis Design Development Implementation and Evaluation
  • Dick and Carey model of instructional design
  • Gagne’s five categories of learning outcomes, conditions of learning, and 9 events of instruction
  • The information processing model of learning
  • Basic learning principles: contiguity, repetition, reinforcement, and others

The following are classic sources that should be in the library of every instructional designer. If you are not familiar with the concepts and principles presented in these books you should obtain a copy and read them carefully.

Gagne, R. M., Wager, W. W., Golas, K., & Keller, J. M. (2005). Principles of Instructional Design (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thompson Wadsworth.

Dick, W., Carey, L., & Carey, J. O. (2008). The Systematic Design of Instruction (7th ed.): Allyn & Bacon.

The following sources are not required for this course but if you are serious about pursuing a career in instructional design you might want to acquire these books for your library:

Morrison, G. R., Ross, S., M., & Kemp, J. E. (2006). Designing Effective Instruction (5th ed.): John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Smith, P. L., & Ragan, T. J. (2004). Instructional Design (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley/Jossey-Bass Education.

If you have other sources that you have found to be valuable for an instructional designer please share the references with the other participants in this class.







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