Some forms of informal instructional development
could both trigger and sustain transformative learning, for example, serious discussions with a colleague over time (mentoring ), or individual efforts to experiment with new approaches while collecting feedback from learners (involvement in classroom research ).
(ID) has been very active in supporting the creation of courseware across a range of academic disciplines.
ERIC Descriptors: Disabilities; Inclusion; Special Education; Foreign Countries; Delivery Systems; Comparative Analysis; Comparative Education; Educational Policy; Accessibility (for Disabled); Placement; Compliance (Legal); Educational Environment; Disability Identification; Referral; Instructional Development
; Testing Accommodations; Intervention; Performance Factors; Barriers; Special Needs Students
and classroom communication; a case study of first-semester college students in the liberal arts curriculum.
ERIC Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship; Bilingualism; Second Languages; Teaching Styles; Bilingual Education Programs; Task Analysis; Educational Practices; Educational Strategies; Change Strategies; Adoption (Ideas); Language of Instruction; Spanish Speaking; Second Language Programs; Pedagogical Content Knowledge; Immersion Programs; Thinking Skills; Scaffolding (Teaching Technique); Context Effect; Instructional Development
; Cognitive Objectives; Linguistic Theory
Shambaugh (West Virginia University) and Magliaro (Virginia Tech) present "an intellectual process to help teachers systematically analyze learner needs and construct structured possibilities to responsively address those needs." The undergraduate text frames instructional development
as a set of teacher questions regarding learning outcomes, assessment, teaching and technology, and provides design activities for practicing lesson and unit development.
A complete authoring system should provide aids for the developer through the entire process of instructional development
, including analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation.
ERIC Descriptors: Active Learning; Curriculum Development; Case Method (Teaching Technique); Energy Conservation; Concept Mapping; Teaching Models; Student Centered Curriculum; Problem Solving; Instructional Effectiveness; Lesson Plans; Evaluation Methods; Instructional Development
; Courseware; Energy Education
An instructional development
model was developed to provide a structure and timetable so as to ensure a more complete program that meets the goals and objectives of courseware design.
ERIC Descriptors: Individualized Instruction; Curriculum Development; Social Studies; Educational Change; Integrated Curriculum; Interdisciplinary Approach; Science Curriculum; Reading Instruction; Unified Studies Curriculum; Teaching Models; Models; Elementary Education; Curriculum Implementation; Instructional Innovation; Instructional Development
; Instructional Design
Yet it is often difficult, if not impossible, for individual colleges and universities to meet needs in the area of faculty instructional development
by designing and producing cost-effective materials on their own.
ERIC Descriptors: Instructional Materials; Introductory Courses; Science Interests; Engineering Education; Science Education; Science Course Improvement Projects; Navigation; Satellites (Aerospace); Geographic Information Systems; Spatial Ability; Science Experiments; Instructional Effectiveness; Instructional Development
; Instructional Design; Instructional Innovation; Foreign Countries; Females