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A - Analyze learners: Who are the
students? What do they
already know? What do they
need to know?
D - Design instruction: What are the course goals? What are the learning objectives? What assessments and activities will help students achieve those objectives?
D - Develop learning materials and activities: What textbooks, readings, simulations, interactive digital materials, and online resources are needed for the activities and assessments that have been designed? Identify and create these resources. Prepare support materials such as rubrics, handouts, and templates; request library e-reserves.
I - Implement instruction: Teach the course.
E - Evaluate: Evaluate whether students achieved the learning goals (grade the students) AND evaluate the course: what worked, what didn't, request student input on course activities and expectations. Begin again.
Learn what the instructional designers at DePaul's Center for Teaching and Learning have to say about course design on their blog.