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EDAE 639 - Instructional Design

  • 3 credits
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In this course, you will design and develop a learning event of your choice. We work through a systematic design model from inception to completion including determining the need, conducting an audience analysis, selecting or creating instructional materials, developing assessments and determining evaluation methods.


Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate (GR) OR Professional (PR)

Important Information

Required Textbooks:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Ed.
American Psychological Association
Students are encouraged to use the spiral bound copy: ISBN: 978-1433832178

The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice., 4th Ed. (2020)
Abbie H. Brown & Timoth D. Green

Survey of Instructional Development Models, 4th Ed. (2005)
Gustafson, K.L. & Branch, R.M.
Publicly available here.


Tobin Lopes
Tobin Lopes

Dr. Tobin Lopes has been practicing and studying the field of workforce education and development since 1995. In addition to his work with Colorado State University, he most recently developed the curriculum for an executive-level hybrid graduate program for the University of Colorado Denver and was a workforce policy analyst for the City and County of Denver. He holds a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development with a minor in Applied Statistics from Pennsylvania State University, a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College. Tobin's research interests include evaluation and assessment, hybrid learning and teaching methods for adults, career development, and quantitative research methods.