Backward Design for Project-Based Learning By Dawn Dubruiel

Online Learning Consortium's Instructional Designer Mastery Series

Instructional Design Capstone Project

Intended for audiences that wish to create courses with a focus on project-based learning

Upon completion of viewing this video, Backward Design for Project-Based Learning, facilitators should be able to:

• define backward design;

• name the words abbreviated in S.M.A.R.T. goal’s acronym;

• list some of the main features of project-based learning;

• explain how backward design can work well when designing lessons for project-based learning; and

• use backward design’s framework to develop lessons for projects.


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Created By
Dawn Dubruiel


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