What's Covered Here
This series of instruction, developed to assist Towson University faculty with instructional design, is based on the Holland Process Model (HPM) (Copyright 1996, 2005). The HPM model is an instructional design application that combines theoretical and practical aspects of several systems-based approaches (Mager, Gagne’, Dick and Carey, Kemp, Morrison and Ross, Cook, Seels and Glasgow, DACUM, etc.).
This process is applicable in designing instruction for classroom presentations as well as multimedia, technology-enhanced and fully-online instruction. It accommodates a variety of learning theories and helps to identify entry- and exit-level abilities students must master. The HPM has been developed and validated in many settings over several years and allows for collaborative input from subject-matter experts who quickly identify knowledge and abilities students need.
Other systematic models are available and some are identified through lesson references and the bibliography. These references provide details on all aspects of the systematic process that are not expanded upon in this tutorial. The lessons presented here are meant to give some very basic guidelines and foundation skills. They do not include the equally important elements of teaching and learning strategies, supporting instructional materials, testing and evaluation techniques. To do true justice to a systematic approach for designing instruction, certainly more in-depth study needs to take place.
the basic tool kit contained here, one will have a clear indication
of what students will learn, along with a direction for getting
there, and a plan for evaluating student success and mastery of the
new learning. These lessons will get you started through an
introduction to a systematic approach along with some of the key
elements of identifying what students are to learn, sequencing the
learning to build on skills, and writing and matching of
ability-based objectives and assessments. We will focus only on
some key activities in the Analysis, Define, and Design phases of
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This website contains the original content repackaged under Dr. Holland's leadership to be used alone or as a companion to an online workshop. This site was designed and produced by some of the CIAT staff: Amy Betten (Web site and illustration design), Ron Santana (video), Brian Cooney (site accessibility) and Audrey Cutler (lead, Web site conversion project; editor).