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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 Amanda H

Nov 10, 2022

The tests were really difficult and the multiple answer questions mixed with the multiple choice and true and false made it nearly impossible to pass. The tests really need to be restructured.

By Cassandra C

Mar 24, 2021

I found this course to be very enlightening though somewhat challenging for me. I believe as I continue to review lecture notes and additional course readings, my confidence will increase.

By eleni t

May 7, 2020

the subject is really interesting but a bit too theoretical. Some of the videos were really hard to follow due to the tone of the speaker. Overall great for fistcomers in the field

By Megan L

Mar 15, 2021

I think sometimes the assessments (quizzes) were too specific on language so if you understood the concept, sometimes the way it was said was so specific it made it incorrect.

By Carraugh N

Jul 20, 2022

A lot of good information, but quizzes are difficult and in Module 3, there is a full video which is then broken into 2 shorter parts, yet that is not well described.

By Nguyen H M

Apr 14, 2021

Only include the first step of instructional design. The videos mostly provides the theories, there is not a lot of examples (how to apply the theories in real world)

By Glorizeth A C

Jan 11, 2020

It's interesting and I have learnt a lot. I would be great if a couple of videos could be more dynamic, sometimes the voice and facial language were really boring.

By Marcelo E

Jul 26, 2020

Content is excellent and the way it is presented as well. The writing assignments contributed to my understanding and development, but the quizzes did not.

By Eric W

Mar 17, 2022

Overall interesting and well done. Some of the quiz questions are a bit "in the weeds" for a graduate level course. The instructors are excellent.

By Alicia K A

Nov 29, 2022

It gave me a better understanding of the process of creating learning and what needs to be considered and applied in building effective learning.

By Marisha O M

Jul 16, 2023

This course was on the level of Master Track that help me to learn the skills necessary for instructional design especially as a Educator.

By Kathleen D

Mar 20, 2021

This was a great introduction to Instructional Design. The pace was good, and the activities helped to exercise the concepts discussed.

By Queen N

Apr 30, 2022

This course was exceptionally designed with explicit details for every learner to comprehend. I am glad i joined other learners.

By Samraj j

Nov 4, 2020

excellent teaching and course content and materiel available. Can do a bit less on the lecture in some videos.

By Магнитская А

Apr 22, 2020

Well-structured, in-depth, serious material, great help with building foundations in Instructional Design.

By Linda O

May 26, 2020

I learnt a lot. Maybe if there can be workbooks or templates that can make it more practical.

By Tara F

Apr 11, 2022

Great foundational concepts for those who create training expierences for their organization

By Kevin F

Jul 14, 2022

I enjoyesd the course and learned a lot. I would have liked some hands on information.

By Jady A

May 12, 2021

Good information. However, I would like to get insights into something more practical.

By Stephen G

Oct 26, 2020

Very good introductory content to build a foundation to begin Instructional Design.

By Emmanuel F

Jun 7, 2020

The lectures are great, although it could be suggested more practice exercises.

By Hurricane_

Feb 10, 2024

Generally good. The last two modules are way more helpful than the first two.

By yara a h

Aug 21, 2019

I benefited alot from this course. Very happy to have completed it.

By David H

Mar 24, 2021

I enjoyed the course and would love to download and take it again.

By Dawn S

Jun 16, 2020

Good course if you are looking for learning theory information.