Optimizing Instructional Design Methods in Higher Education

Optimizing Instructional Design Methods in Higher Education

Yianna Vovides (Georgetown University, USA) and Linda Rafaela Lemus (Georgetown University, USA)
Release Date: November, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 245
ISBN13: 9781522549758|ISBN10: 1522549757|EISBN13: 9781522549765|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4975-8


Higher learning has seen an increase in web-based distance education programs, which coincides with advancements made in educational technologies. As these programs are on the rise, it becomes increasingly more important to ensure that instructional designers are prepared to accommodate the needs of these academic institutions. Developing a culture of collaboration through the optimization of instructional design methods is part of the profession’s identity but has gotten overshadowed by the pressures of thinking of courses as products.

Optimizing Instructional Design Methods in Higher Education is an essential reference source that discusses the importance of collaboration, training, and the use of new and existing models in supporting instructional designers to formalize and optimize curriculum development in higher education. It covers the importance of adapting, adjusting, and re-evaluating models based on learner needs in relation to both the process of learning and outcomes. Featuring research on topics such as human resource development, academic programs, and faculty development, this book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, researchers, and administrators seeking coverage to support design thinking and innovation that encourages student learning.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Programs
  • Computer-Assisted Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Distance Learning
  • Faculty Development
  • Health Education
  • Health Programs
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resource Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Student Engagement

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