Emerging Instructional Design and Strategies for Online Courses

Emerging Instructional Design and Strategies for Online Courses

Yasemin Gulbahar (Ankara University, Turkey) and Gulgun Afacan Adanır (Ankara University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2132-8.ch006

Abstract

Due to rapid advancement in technology, massive changes have occurred in the educational context. Hence, educational institutions need to reshape their roles and responsibilities according to the new and innovative instructional technologies and approaches for meeting the goals of the digital era by building a digital teaching-learning culture. At this point, the major aspect is the learner, who is at the center of a teaching and learning process, which relies upon instructional design and strategies to deliver the content, and who will become the employee of the future workforce. Therefore, the design and delivery of instruction through innovative instructional strategies based on emerging learning theories are of the utmost importance. This chapter discusses the changing nature of digital teaching and learning from the perspective of delivering content and learning experiences through the effective orchestration of instructional design and strategies that are based on existing and emerging learning theories.
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Living in a digital age, people are surrounded by technology which changes and somehow continually shapes their lives from different aspects. Technological advancement never seems to slow down and is leading to massive changes in the era of education in terms of the ways that teaching and learning occur. Educational institutions need to rethink their roles and responsibilities according to the new and innovative instructional technologies in order to fulfil the premise of the digital era. Building a digital teaching-learning culture consists of many aspects that are necessary to ensure that university graduates are ready to join the 21st century workforce. At this point, the major aspect is the learner, who is at the center of a teaching and learning process, which relies upon instructional design and strategies to deliver the content. Hence, designing instruction for online courses, delivering that instruction effectively, and implementing innovative instructional strategies, methods and techniques based on emerging learning theories are of the utmost importance.

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