Instructional Design

Instructional design involves the application of a design framework to ensure that all aspects of a course (or course component) support student achievement of learning outcomes, and ultimately, course goals. Instructional designers work with instructors to implement learner-centered, evidence-based strategies that constructively align course content, activities, assessments, and tools to stated learning outcomes, while engaging the student's curiosity.

XCITE has integrated UCR faculty experiences with the most commonly used evidence-based instructional design models (e.g., Backwards Design, Iterative Design, Spiral Design, ARCs Motivation, ADDIE, and SAM) and developed the UCR XCITE Instructional Design (UXID) model below.

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