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Technology Trends and Instructional Design

This course will explore the use of games and simulations: the evaluation, design, and infusion of games and simulations in instructional settings. Students will create a process for using multimedia and visual basic applications for developing instructional materials, presentations, and games.


Pedagogical Approach

Constructivist, Inquiry-based learning. Instructor is the guide on the side, instead of the sage on the sage.  Students are expected to take initiative and responsibility for their own learning.

Learning Outcomes

Students will describe and assess the use of the following topics within the field of instructional design and apply their understanding to develop a course of study.

  • Online Learning
  • Web 2.0 Tools
  • Instructional Technology


Students will be assessed on their responses to prompts and development of assignments and research.

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