ED542 Program & Instructional Design

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ED 542 Program & Instructional Design


S2P 2010 DL


Knowles, Evelyn


Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Adult and Continuing Education, University of Oklahoma

Office Location

CDL 120 Parkville, Mo

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 2-4 pm

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

March 15, 2010 - May 8, 2010

Class Days


Class Time


Credit Hours



Title: The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers, 2nd Ed.
Author: J. Boulmetis and Phyllis Dutwin
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0-7879-7902-3

Title: Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers, 2nd ed.
Author: Rosemary S. Caffarella
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:  0-7879-5225-7

Title: Mastering the Instructional Design Process: A Systematic Approach, 4rd Ed.
Author: W. J. Rothwell and H. C. Kazanas
Publisher: Pfeiffer

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Course Description:
ED542 Program and Instructional Design: This course will provide the learner with various program and course development models, and apply those concepts to develop programs and course, from needs assessment to evaluation, for adult learners in education and training environments. A final project is required at the completion of the course.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor encourages different points of view and reflections from practical experiences in this course. Students are expected to share their experience in planning programs for adults with other students in discussions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the various instructional design models;
  2. Apply the Instructional Design Process or other model to develop a program or course;
  3. Develop and conduct a needs assessment;
  4. Design an evaluation plan for a program or course;
  5. Develop a program or course based on course models.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

The course consists of one project: Design of an Educational Program,  which will be submitted in 8 weekly assignments.

The course project is worth 120 points 60% of course grade

Submitted in 8 Weekly Assignments:

  • Learner Analysis                         15 points
  • Needs Assessment                     15 points
  • Program Topic                              10 points
  • Learning Objectives                  10 points
  • Assessment of Learning         15 points
  • Instructional Plan                      15 points
  • Transfer or Learning Plan     10 points
  • Final -Program Evaluation  30 points

Discussion Participation: 10 points each week, totals 80 points – 40% of course grade

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The grade on late assignments will be reduced by 40% regardless of the reason or amount of lateness.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Learning requires an atmosphere of respect. Everyone in the course is expected to treat everyone else with respect.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week One

  • Learner Analysis                        

Week Two

  • Needs Assessment                    

Week Three

  • Program Topic                             

Week 4

  • Learning Objectives                 

Week 5

  • Assessment of Learning  

Week 6

  • Instructional Plan                      
Week 7
  • Transfer or Learning Plan    
Week 8
  • Final -Program Evaluation 

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As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31


Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31-32

Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 35

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