ITED 651 - Systematic Instructional Design
- Course Syllabus -
Dr. Anthony Betrus
Fall 2014

Credit: Three semester hours

Time: 5:30-8:45 PM Thursdays

Location: Satterlee 300

Purpose: This course serves as an overview of the entire Instructional Design (I.D.) Process, from content and goal analysis to the completed Instructional Plan.  In addition to presenting and analyzing the I.D. process, this course provides opportunities to practice I.D. skills such as: Content Analysis, Preparation of Objectives, Instructional Strategy Development, Formative Evaluation, and Summative Evaluation.

Textbooks (Required):
Dick, Walter and Lou Carey (2015). The Systematic Design of Instruction 8th Edition. ISBN-13 9780132824859
Booth (2008). The Craft of Research ISBN 9780226065663

Course Description:
The primary thrust of IT 651: Systematic Instructional Design is the production of an instructional design project. It demonstrates the candidate’s ability to design an original workshop that should take about seven hours to teach in an organization; such a workshop might be part of a school’s staff development programming.  The objective of this course is to give our candidates the ability to plan, deliver, and evaluate a mid-sized training program on a specific topic.  The length and duration of the course they design is roughly 1-2 days of instruction.


Needs Assessment (50 points)
Learner Analysis (50 points)
Context Analysis (50 points)
Task Analysis (50 points)
Learning Assessment (50 points)
Instructional Plan (50 points)
Instructional Materials (50 points)
Formative Evaluation (50 points)
Conclusion & Next Steps (50 points)
Individual Critique - Each student will be assigned one of the project drafts to critique.  These should be at least five pages in length. (50 points)

Final Project: This will be a compilation of the first 9 projects, worth a total of 100 points.

Scoring Rubric for each of the graded components of the course.

Regular attendance and participation in all activities are considered essential to this class. The quality of team work relies on the team efforts and contribution of each team member. Meanwhile, a collaborative environment fosters individual's growth in learning. Should situations arise which prevent class attendance, please notify the instructor in advance. Given the format of the class, even excused absences may result in a lower grade for he student (at the discretion of the instructor).

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
All participants should aspire to high standards of academic honesty. Any single instance of academic dishonesty will result in failure of the assignment in question, and possibly failure of the class and/or expulsion from the program. Participants in this class are expected to properly reference sources when using information from others.

Accommodative Service:
Participants who have documented learning, emotional, and/or physical disabilities, can get academic accommodations through Accommodative Services (110-112 Sisson Hall, SUNY Potsdam. Telephone: 267-3267). Please also see instructor during office hour to discuss this. General information on accommodations can be found at:

580-600 points 4.0
560-579 points 3.7
540-559 points 3.3
520-539 points 3.0
500-519 points 2.7
480-499 points 2.3
460-479 points 2.0

Course Schedule: (subject to change as needed)
Date: Topic:
9/4 Course Introduction.  What is an Instructional Designer?  What does and Instructional Designer do? Scenario role playing. Overview of Texts/Syllabus
Read Chapters 1 & 2 of The Systematic Design of Instruction D&C).
Prepare 1 minute "Elevator Pitch" for project topic, including identified client for next class.
9/11 Read Chapters 3 & 4. Project Proposals due, groups formed.
9/18 Read Chapter 5 & 6. Needs Assessment draft due.
9/25 Read Chapter 7 & 8. Learner Analysis due.
10/2 Read Chapter 9 &10. Context Analysis due.
10/9 Read Chapter 11 & 12.Task Analysis due.
10/16 Learning Assessment due.
10/23 Instructional Plan & Instructional Materials due.
10/30 Formative Evlauation due.
11/6 (no class, AECT Conference) Conclusion and Next Steps due.
11/13 Draft of Final Project Due.
11/20 5 Page Individual Critique of projects due.
12/18 Presentation of Final Projects.

Online Resources:

Indiana State: Aligning Assessments with Objectives