Introduction to Instructional Design

In this course, we are going to answer (fully or partially) to the following questions: What an instructional designer really does? What are the main principles and theories that we can use in instructional design? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do we communicate with content providers? How do we do learning scenarios together with teachers?





ECTS Credit : 3

Learning objectives

Present the variety of instructional designer’s jobs and possible responsibilities

Know the main theories used in instructional design and approach them critically

Work with a content being a non-specialist of the field in order to apply learning design methods

Work with basic functionalities in Moodle and Adobe Connect

Design a pedagogical scenario in a group

Course content

The course is organised in 4 main topics:

(approximately 30 hours and half )


  1. What an instructional designer does ?
  2. Collaborative dictionary
  3. Models and theories in instructional design
  4. ADDIE and other models


 Collaborative dictionary 20%

Video on theories and models 40%

Forum discussion and moderation 30%

Participation in online classes : 10%



Irina Otmanine, UCA, CAP (France)