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About the Course

This course, Instructional Design Foundations, introduces learners to the conceptual and theoretical foundations of instructional design as well as the analysis aspect of instructional systems design in order to create an innovative instructional solution to performance problems in organizations. This particular course also introduces learners to concepts covered in the Instructional Design MasterTrack Certificate. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: ●Describe the major concepts of instructional systems design ●Describe the major learning and instructional theories ●Describe the process of instructional design and instructional design models ●Describe various analysis activities for instructional design...

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Apr 15, 2021

Very clear course, provides definitions and/or discussion of terms that at are useful for a clearer understanding of the ID process. Good continuity between topics and good use of diagrams.


Jul 4, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It is well taught and well organised. The material provided a thorough overview of the field, and the readings were particularly fascinating and helpful.

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By Mabo D

Nov 22, 2021

This was my first time taking a course online. This course has beem extremely insightful. They did an extremely good job of breaking things down and exposing me to the foundation of instructional design.

By Rui M C M

Apr 22, 2020

It is noted that teachers have a lot of experience and knowledge in the field. I believe that the contents provided and displayed during the course are of quality. I liked this learning experience.

By T N S

Nov 21, 2023

Very informative course. Though I was aware of many things, this Course gave me a deeper insight on the instructional design. Would definitely try out other courses from Coursera.


Aug 16, 2022

It is a fun, interesting and rich interactive course, through which I felt a sense of belonging to this prestigious university. I would like to attend other courses offered by you.

By Kinsey G

Jul 17, 2020

Great course on the foundations of Instructional Design. Really focused on the history of ID and the initial stage of Analysis. Looking forward to learning more in this area!

By Md N A

Sep 1, 2022

The course gives an excellent foundation of Instructional Design. It outlines the basic ideas and different theories and analysis required to become an Instructional Designer.

By Jacqueline P M

Sep 5, 2020

This is an excellent course. The contents and resources are very useful and help me to learn about different Instructional Design Models, and especially about Needs Analysis.

By Rainer R

Mar 30, 2021

Excellent course that allows me to perform my job as technical trainer and course developer with a lot more background knowledge now. Thank you.

By Norman E J

May 7, 2023

I just wish that there are downloadable training reference, like a training guides and takeaways that we can refer to from time to time.

By Doamekpor C

Jan 26, 2024


By Justin

Jun 18, 2020

This course was easily accessible, part of solid program, and manageable for anyone looking to expand their career.

By R S K

Jul 26, 2023

Really enjoyed my learning through this course. Instructors are always spot-on in their explanations. Thank You.

By Subhobroto B

May 10, 2020

A very informative Course. Really engaging and develops on the intended learning with interactive interventions.

By Doug J

Apr 21, 2020

I have learned a lot from this course, that I plan on implementing the concepts in my daily work environment.

By Daryl V

Sep 26, 2020

It was a good course . Though it was way theoretical but got a complete exposure to the introduction of ID.

By Alejandra R

May 2, 2022

Muy completo y actualizado con las problemáticas que podemos enfrentar actualmente en el ámbito laboral

By Ibrahima D

Jan 3, 2021

Great course, full of useful information and knowledge. The instructors are detailed and outstanding.

By Karina A A

Jun 29, 2020

Es un curso muy completo, muy bien sustentado, las tareas están interesantes y los exámenes retadores.

By Tonderai K

Apr 23, 2020

One of the most engaging online courses i have done. Thank you University of Illinois and Coursera!


Aug 10, 2020

This course introduce the history and theory of ID. It also provides methods of Analysis in ADDIE.

By Shajimon K J

Apr 28, 2020

Very good course. Lot of insights about the importance of instructional design. Thanks a lot..

By Grace C

Nov 16, 2022

Great course covering all the foundational ideas and tools involved in instructional design.

By Adam A

Oct 11, 2020

Excellent Course. I recommend to everyone want to learn anything about Instructional design.

By Delaine R

May 18, 2020

This was helpful In understanding the basic principles and history of Instructional design.


May 15, 2022

A really really great course. Thank you for using this course to set me on the right path.