ED 653 Unit


Welcome to the unit I created for my ED 653 course, Instructional Design. Click here when you are ready to view the unit as a student in the course would see it.

As with my ED 655 unit created before, this unit is designed for an LS 101 Library Research Skills course.
Though designed for the same course, these units were not designed to perfectly fit with each other. In some cases I decided to revise aspects of the course between the two units but I did not go back to adjust the unit created first (ED 655).

The focus of this course was different than in ED 655, online pedagogy. ED 653 focused heavily on the creation of a variety of course components, including digital learning objects. In the unit you will find the following items I've created:
  • Audio unit introduction
  • An assignment with corresponding assessment plan and rubric (assignment 5.1)
  • A graphic (I incorporated my graphic into the Boolean operators video)
  • A screen cast (Boolean Operators)
  • An accessible media object (Broader vs. Narrower screen cast)
  • An activity involving a web tool (Brainstorm/Mind Map activity)
Another emphasis of the course was the development of a cohesive, effective unit using the Understanding By Design model created by Wiggins and McTighe (2005). The course instructor had us use a strategy map to guide us in the creation of the unit from the articulation and of enduring understandings an essential questions through the development of assignments and activities. You will find my completed strategy map attached at the bottom of this page. I found the use of the map to be a very effective way to guide my thoughts and organization of the course.

The entire course is freely available on the web if you wish to view the syllabus, assignment details, class blog posts, etc. Click here to view the course site.

Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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D'Arcy Hutchings,
May 3, 2013, 11:22 PM