June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.471.1 - 26.471.11
Title: Design, Development, and Implementation of Instructional Module Development System (IMODS) Division: NSF Grantees Poster Session AbstractThere is a growing demand and interest in faculty professional development in areas such asoutcome-based education (OBE), curriculum design, and pedagogical and assessment strategies.In response to this demand, a number of universities have established teaching and learningcenters to provide institution-wide, and sometimes program specific support. A team ofresearchers is engaged in a User-Centered Design (UCD) approach to develop the InstructionalModule Development System (IMODS), a software program that facilitates course design.IMODS will be an open-source web-based tool that will guide individual or collaborating STEMeducators, step-by-step, through an outcome-based education process as they define learningobjectives, select content to be covered, develop an instruction and assessment plan, and definethe learning environment and context for their course(s). It will contain a repository of currentbest pedagogical and assessment practices, and based on selections the user makes when definingthe learning objectives of the course, IMODS will determine and present options for assessmentand instruction that align with the type/level of student learning desired. To this end, the projectaddresses the following two research goals: 1. Develop the instructional module development system (IMODS) using user-centered design methodology 2. Assess the effectiveness, efficiency, and usability of IMODS in creating outcome-based course designThis paper describes our efforts in the High-level (Conceptual) Design phase of the UCDmethodology. This phase follows the collection of data from potential users on what theycurrently do and will need in the future. The main goal of high-level design is to create an earlyblueprint of the system. We have identified 2 tools that will be most suitable for this phase of theproject: Navigation Model and Prototyping. The navigation model will illustrate how all userinterface screens should be connected. Ideally this should reflect the user’s mental model tofacilitate intuitive navigation between screens to accomplish the task of instructional design. Ahigh-fidelity prototype is currently under development that will provide details of all key screensand a number of auxiliary screens with appropriate navigation between them. The expectedoutcome of the high-level design phase is a validated prototype of IMODS. This poster describesthe design, development, and usability testing of the prototype to elicit feedback from potentialusers on the effectiveness, efficiency, and usability of IMODS for outcome-based course design.
Bansal, S. K., & Dalrymple, O. O., & Gaffar, A. (2015, June), Design, Development, and Implementation of Instructional Module Development System (IMODS) Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23809
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