First Principles of Instruction: Lecture + Studio

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This course utilizes the five pillars of Dr. Merrill's theory to help build effective learning solutions that promote education through problem-solving.


This series of lectures will use a progression of short courses in a variety of content areas that illustrate these principles and will explain how you can design appropriate instructional events and instructional strategies for your own instruction.

Professional Studio: 

Take your skills and understanding of theory to the next level. In our professional studio sessions, You will be given specific design assignments to incrementally implement these principles in your own instructional module or course. He will then have a virtual meeting with you for each assignment to provide collaboration and critique. These studio sessions will also enable you to share your work with other students in this studio part of the course.

Prerequisites: None

Experience level: Any

Format: Synchronous, virtual instructor-led training (webinar series)

Duration: 12 hours total (6 x 120-minute instructor-led sessions)

Instructor: Dr. David Merrill

Technical requirements:  Online instructor-led sessions are conducted via webinar on the Zoom platform. (View Zoom's system requirements here.) You will need a good enough internet connection to view your instructor's shared screen and to access examples of online interactivity.