Instructional Design for Technical Communicators


Dr. Craig Baehr
CPTC Chief Examiner


Online Courses

Instructional Design for Technical Communicators

Mondays, 7 to 28 August 2023; 4:00 to 5:30 PM Eastern time

Registration closes on 4 August 2023

This four-week introductory course provides an overview of the processes involved in developing instructional content for professional settings, including an overview of learning theories and styles, developing learning sequences, the major types of learning activities, asynchronous and synchronous instructional strategies, and methods of assessment and evaluation.  The course will also cover important instructional design concepts, including developing instructional architectures, implementing instructional design principles, and practical use of learning objects and other instructional tools.

Learning objectives and takeaways:

  • Describe planning processes and asynchronous and synchronous methods in instructional development.
  • Apply principles of instructional design in the development of instructional materials.
  • Identify learning styles, approaches, learning sequences, and testing methods used to produce instructional materials.
  • Explain how methods of assessment and evaluation contribute to instructional quality.

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