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Instructional Design and Technology for Society

Master the basics of instructional design and how you can use your skills to become a socially responsible instructional designer.

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Understand how to become a civic-minded instructional designer

With an increase in online learning, instructional designers are becoming crucial in creating high-quality instructional materials that meet the needs of learners.

On this two-week course, you’ll learn the best practices of instructional design and technology (IDT) to ensure you can create effective online experiences.

What’s more, you’ll explore the core aspects of becoming a socially responsible instructional designer who can contribute to the betterment of society.

You’ll understand instructional design as a helping profession as you learn how to become a civic-minded instructional designer, understanding the CMID framework that underpins this work.

Improve your performance as an instructional designer

As you delve into the job scope of an instructional designer, you’ll identify the skills required to be successful in your role.

You’ll then learn how to apply these skills, following essential steps to help you design effective instructional experiences.

Explore the history and fundamentals of instructional design

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the basics of IDT, including the concepts and terminologies, history of the field, and the ADDIE framework.

With this knowledge, you’ll learn how to apply the history of instructional design with the current and future development of IDT.

Learn from the experts at Universiti Malaya

You’ll learn from the specialists at Universiti Malaya (UM), recognised globally as one of the top universities in the world.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to design effective instructional materials and understand your role in positively contributing to society.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Do you know that behind this course, There are instructional designers who are working tirelessly to ensure this content is deliverable to you effectively? Well, instructional designers work closely with subject matter experts to make sure that we create high-quality instructional materials that meet your needs. In the era of online learning, the roles of instructional designers are becoming more crucial than ever. They apply the best practices of instructional design principals to ensure that you get the best online learning experience. Hi. My name is (Dr) Farrah Dina. I am a faculty member at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. I am the director of Universiti Malaya’s Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre or ADeC.

Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds A centre dedicated to provide professional development courses for academic staff Welcome to the course. It is wonderful to have you with us today. This course aims to equip you with the basic introduction of Instructional Design and Technology or IDT. We will go one step further, which is to discuss the fundamental aspects of becoming a socially responsible instructional designer. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the instructional design as a field, its history and the fundamental components in instructional design. With this understanding, you will then discover the four necessary aspects of being a socially responsible instructional designer who can contribute to the betterment of the society.

Skip to 1 minute and 54 seconds I hope you enjoy this course as much as I did in designing and creating it. I look forward to connecting with you in the next two weeks. Happy learning!


  • Week 1

    The field of Instructional Design and Technology

    • Getting Started

      In this module, we will explore two (2) topics: 1) Introduction to Instructional Design; and 2) Instructional Designer at Work.

    • Introduction to Instructional Design

      In this module, we will explore: The important terms in Instructional Design and Technology field, the history of Instructional Design and the foundation of Instructional Design.

    • Instructional Designer at Work

      In this module, we will focus on the role and job scope of an Instructional Designer, or IDer, in short.

    • Weekly Wrap Up

      Here, we will reflect on the elements that we have gone through this week. In particular, the importance of asking the right questions to the right people.

  • Week 2

    Instructional design and technology for the society

    • Instructional design as a helping profession

      In this section, we will take the closer look about Instructional Design and the role of Instructional designer as a helping profession.

    • CMID matters

      In this section, we will describes about CMID matters.

    • Weekly wrap up

      A summary of this week's activities on ideations techniques will allow us to reach the end of the Instructional Design.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Classify essential terminologies in instructional design and technology.
  • Explore the history of instructional design.
  • Explore the concept of instructional designer.
  • Describe the role of Civic-minded Instructional Designer in the society.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those interested in creating effective learning experiences using instructional design and technology (IDT).

It will also be useful for those who want to learn how to use IDT to contribute to the good of society.

Who developed the course?

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya is the premier research university in Malaysia, committed to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.

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    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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