Redesign of an Introductory Course in a Master’s Program in Instructional Design and Performance Technology


Gardner, J., & Carder, B. (2018). Redesign of an introductory course in a master’s program in instructional design and performance technology. The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 7(1), 57-68.


This article examines a systematic approach to redesigning an introductory course in a graduate program in Instructional Design and Performance Technology (IDPT) to produce a more efficient and effective learning environment and to foster persistence in the course and program. The course redesign employed the systematic process of instructional design using the basic phases of the ADDIE process (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation). This paper highlights the steps taken to redesign the introductory course, as well as the collaborative approach to developing its instructional materials, course content, and student performance outcomes. The online course was developed in BlueQuill, Franklin University’s proprietary learning management system (LMS), and includes several multimedia learning objects developed using Camtasia Studio and Articulate Studio. Results of this redesign are presented.

About the Author

Joel Gardner, Ph.D.

Dr. Gardner is currently an instructional designer and department chair for the International Institute for Innovative Instruction at Franklin University.