ETAP 623 Fall 2019 (Zhang)

ID process

The ETAP 623 class will use this wiki as a primary tool to create mini-courses, deploying your knowledge and skills learned about the principles and processes instructional design. It is our goal to carry out authentic instructional design and development to produce mini-courses for real use, as Open Educational Resources (OER) for teacher learning, improvement, and innovation.

When you contribute to this open space, please realize that any page you create here will be instantly accessible to other authors and visitors (if they search/open your page). If you have any concern about this openness or want to prevent your work from being publicly visited, please contact Dr. Jianwei Zhang at jzhang1(at) to negotiate a special setting or remove your pages from this site after your class is completed.

The ID Processes

  • The design project expects you to exercise the processes of instructional design as we study/read about each component/step of it in this course. The processes need to be documented in your project portfolio page.

Project Agenda

End Product

As your end product, you will produce a mini-course for teacher learning, with teachers as your target learner/audience. You can see a set of example mini-courses featured at KNILT Home.

Evaluation Criteria

  • This design process (portfolio) and end product (mini-course) will be evaluated based on the following Evaluation_criteria

General Suggestions and Feedback from the Instructor

* Please click here to see very helpful General Suggestions and Feedback

  • IMPORTANT! Name your wikipages and attached files using unique titles/filenames: This Wiki system will overwrite pages/files with the same name. So IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE NAME OUR WIKIPAGES USING UNIQUE TITLES. For example, instead of "unit 1" or "lesson 1" you should use "Unit 1: Specific Title..." Similarly, for your curriculum maps and other attached files, please also use unique filenames such as "ICM_your name.doc"
  • If you are trying to find useful videos (e.g., classroom episodes, educational videos) that can be embedded in your mini-course, you may find this site helpful:
  • It is always a good idea to first draft your text in a word processing package and then save it outside of the wiki. Back-ups are always handy to have!

Tutorials about Basic Wiki Editing

Our KNILT site has just gone through a major upgrading over Summer 2019. The following tutorial videos were created based on an earlier version of this site so the interface is a bit different. But the steps to create and link wikipages remain the same. The current version has a better editing toolbar for inserting/uploading images and formatting the text, under Advanced.

  • Creating new linked pages:

  • Copying text from an existing page, creating headings and table of contents:

  • Do you know, you can display/embed a youtube video in your page:

<html5media height="360" width="640">paste your video url here </html5media>

  • KNILT has installed a new extension for CSS. If you're tech-savvy, you can use in-line CSS in your pages for formatting.

Class Members and Mini-Courses

Please add your name below and link your name to your personal user page.

Below is a sample for you. Click on the "edit" link right to the subheading of "Class Members" to see the text formatting (wiki markups) used in this sample to create these pages and links. You can also view the steps shown in the video tutorial above.

Sample: Ashley Howell: Developing the Joy of Reading in Students (an example from Spring 19)

Add your name and link below using this format:
[[your name]]: [[your mini-course title, to be added later when it is decided]]