Instructional Design, taught at Western Kentucky University, is the systematic analysis of learning and performance needs, and the development of effective strategies, processes, systems, and products to address those needs.
The purpose of instructional design is to improve learning and performance for people of all ages in a variety of settings, including educational environments, work places, community settings, schools, and homes. Professionals in the field of instructional design apply systematic instructional design methodologies and a variety of instructional strategies to accomplish established goals.
Program graduates will possess the following competencies:
- Ability to analyze a variety of instructional performance issues in business, government, education, and home settings
- Ability to design and develop instructional solutions, including appropriate combinations of traditional/- instructor-led strategies, constructivist techniques, technology systems, and performance support systems
- Ability to ethically and effectively manage instructional design projects, including project management/tracking and scheduling, budgeting, and client consultation skills
- Ability to design appropriate assessment plans for instructional solutions
- Ability to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of instructional solutions
Students who graduate with a master's degree in instructional design are equipped for employment as instructional designers and trainers in businesses, corporations, school and university settings, government agencies, and military services. Instructional design graduates may also be employed as managers of technology-based systems and designers of technology products in settings that include corporations, universities, community colleges, medical centers, libraries, and school districts.
- Research Methods
- Instructional Design Foundations
- Systematic Instructional Design
- Trends and Issues in Instructional Design
- Practicum in Instructional Design
- Internship in Instructional Design
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesDesign Instructional Design View 611 other Masters in Design in United States
- Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university may apply for admission with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
- Or completed master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with GPA of 3.0 or higher.
International28590 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
National27510 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State18210 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.
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