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Course Design and Development Research Compendium

Course Design and Development Team-Research Compendium


The instructional design team in the Course Design and Development group regularly meet with faculty to make pedagogical suggestions for their courses.  The team saw a need to have research backing for their suggestions.  This led to the development of a research compendium, or a compilation of instructional design literature used as reference material that can provide backing for the instructional strategies they propose.  The research articles here are meant for instructional designers to reference in their course design work and for faculty to read as they have interest.  The articles were compiled in 2018.  The instructional design team is happy to discuss these articles with faculty.

Research Compendium

1.1 Video Length, Attention Spans, Recall and Retention of Information

1.2 Engagement, Motivation and Student’s Performance

1.3 Segmentation of Video

1.4 Role of Instructors in a Video

2.1 Metaphors of Learning and Cognitive Theory Load in learning Environments

2.2 Multimedia Principle for Reducing Extraneous or Ineffective Cognitive Load

2.3 Multimedia Learning Principle for Managing the processing of Infomation, and Important Social Cues

2.4  Animation and Types of Cues

3.1 Faculty Preferences and Suggestions for Online Course Design

3.2 Learner-Learner Interaction Achievement, Satisfaction, and Peer-Assessment

3.3 Strategies to Incorporate Active Learning in An Online Course Design and Cyber Cheating Prevention 

3. 4 Social Presence and Community of Inquiry

4.1 Active Learning 

4.2 Students Engagement, Self-regulations, Metacognition and Collaborative Teams

4.3 Students Thresholds, Difficult concepts and pedagogical Strategies

4.4 Instructional Models

4.5 Taxonomies Learning Objectives Content

4.6 Assessment 

4.7 Technology Adoption towards Active Learning

4.8 Accessibility

4.9 Reflection