EDCI 58800: Motivation and Instructional Design

(3 credit hours)

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

Inspire independent learners and critical thinkers by understanding how students learn. Discover the variety of factors that affect learning, from personality traits to environmental settings, to maximize and individualize the way instructional material is presented. EDCI 58800 Motivation and Instructional Design explores motivation theories and the principles relevant to Instructional Design so you can reach a diverse group of students and evaluate the effectiveness of your chosen methods.

What You’ll Learn in EDCI 58800
This course provides an in-depth study of motivation as a fundamental variable underlying human learning, behavior, and instructional design. The course content focuses on two main areas: 1) theories of motivation and the general principles that have contributed to the field of instructional design, and 2) the selection and application of those principles within practical design settings. Reading and studying the assigned readings will acquaint you with the key theories. Discussions and writing assignments will focus on the application of those principles.

Course Topics
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Motivation Theories
  • Expectancy-value Theories and Attribution Theory
  • Social Cognitive Theories and Goal Theory
  • Interest and Affect and Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
  • Motivation and Instructional Design
  • Relationship Between Motivation, Instructional Design and Human Performance Theory
  • Engagement and Flow Theory

Course Learning Outcomes
Through participation in EDCI 58800 Motivation and Instructional Design, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the basic tenets of various theories of motivation.
  • Compare and contrast the contributions that the various motivational theories offer to the field of Instructional Design.
  • Select appropriate principles derived from given theories and apply those principles within practical design situations.
  • Analyze motivational problems in learning and performance and design effective solutions.
  • Consider motivational theories and their relation to current research in Education and Instructional Design.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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