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Assessing the Impact of an Instructional Design Course on Arabian Gulf University Distance Learning Students’ Instructional Design Competencies

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2019.79009    47 Downloads   105 Views

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This study investigated the impact of an instructional design graduate course (module) on the Arabian Gulf University graduate students’ learning outcomes represented in the instructional design general competencies generated by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI) 1986. The study also sought to provide an analysis of the general instructional design competencies and performance statements including Knowledge, Skills, and Affective competencies that are necessary to achieve effective instructional design and development outcomes with a specific focus on distance teaching and training applications. The study used a developmental research method guided by ADDIE instructional design model on a sample of 22 graduate diploma and master students in the department of distance learning. Results of data analysis revealed statistically significant differences (P ≤ 0.05) between the students’ pre and post mean scores on instructional design general competencies scale in favor of the post administration. Data analysis results also indicated that students believed that the course content was realistic, clear, and useful. It links theory to its real and practical applications in the field of developing distance teaching and training materials. The huge content, the big effort required for successfully passing the course compared to other courses; as well as the short period of time allocated for studying the course materials represented the challenging part of the course. To improve the course outcomes in the future students recommended the need for an Arabic version of the workbook and renovation of the broken internet links related to course topics or replacing them with active ones.

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Ismail, A. and Alkhazali, T. (2019) Assessing the Impact of an Instructional Design Course on Arabian Gulf University Distance Learning Students’ Instructional Design Competencies. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 7, 106-129. doi: 10.4236/jss.2019.79009.

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