ERIC Number: ED509340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
A Comparative Case Study of Approaches to Authentic Learning in Instructional Design at Two Universities
Correia, Ana-Paula; Yusop, Farrah Dina; Wilson, Jay R.; Schwier, Richard A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
This paper compares how two universities, Iowa State University and the University of Saskatchewan, exploit a service-learning and authentic learning approach to instructional design. Both programs emphasize student engagement and responsibility, as well as projects that have social significance. At the same time, the courses offered by the two programs differ in significant ways. One program puts students in the role of project manager, while in the other the instructor plays the role of project manager. This proposal explores the intentions, the pedagogical and design decisions, and the implications of the two approaches for preparing instructional designers, and for informing the use of authentic learning approaches in ID programs elsewhere.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Service Learning, Educational Strategies, College Instruction, Student Projects, Graduate Study, Experiential Learning, Educational Technology, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Program Descriptions, Instructional Effectiveness, Course Content, Education Courses
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Iowa