Adult Learning Strategies: Effective Instructional Design Methods

This workshop provides faculty and staff of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with research based instructional design processes for use in the design of educational programs, workshops, and/or courses.

By taking this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term instructional design.
  • Explain the role of instructional design theory in the instructional design process. 
  • List the five stages of the ADDIE instructional design method and why each is important in the design process.
  • Describe the Agile instructional design method.
  • Compare and contrast the ADDIE instructional design method with the Agile method.
  • Select and use an instructional design method when creating or revising educational programs, courses, and/or workshops.

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Course Information

 Time Requirement

This is an online program offered in a flipped format: participants work through the online asynchronous materials and then participate in a synchronous cohort video conference. It will take approximately 1-3 hours to work through the independent study portion and the cohort video conference is scheduled for 1.5 hours.

  • Day 1 (usually a Monday) - online learning material is available
  • Day 1-7 - participants work through the online material at their convenience (1-3 hours)
  • Day 7 (usually a Monday) cohort video conference scheduled for 1/5 hours. Please refer to your confirmation email message for the exact date and time.


 Cost to Participants

There is no fee for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach faculty and staff to participate.


Your workshop facilitator is Robin Ertz.


Incorporates the following competencies: Development of Programs; Delivery of Programs and Educational Opportunities.