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Case-Based Learning | Instructional Design and Development Guide

February 14, 2020


Instructional Design and Development Guide
:10 Easy Steps This video will provide an overview of how
to plan, develop, and produce a case. Step 1: Choose a topic for your case and decide
where it fits in your curriculum. With your industry partners Identify the most
challenging aspects of practice found in the curriculum and decide how best to address
them. Here is an example from a community college
math course. Industry experts have expressed that budgeting
is a key administrative skill in the workplace. Learning arithmetic by providing a real world
context, such as budgeting helps students develop applicable skills, not merely theoretical
knowledge. Step 2: Set up a timeline for planning, development,
and production with UDL as the guiding framework. When developing a case, UDL should be considered
from the outset when you create your development/production schedule. Make sure that the variety of media
elements chosen to engage and support diverse learners can be integrated effectively and
developed timely in the final product. Here is the timeline that was created for
this community college math course. One thing to consider when creating your timeline is
to block out time to review and revise your work, this includes testing your scenario
with different students. Step 3: Create an outline for your case story
A case story outline includes a topic, setting, characters, a background story, practices,
difficult aspects of practices, and the climax and resolution of the story.
Each of these different components should be used to highlight the challenging aspects
of the work in practice. For example, character(s) that are developed
should be compelling as they confront challenges and learn lessons that are important for successful
work in the field. Step 4: Write a detailed case and storyboard.
Now that you have finished your case story outline you are ready to fill in all the details.
Keep in mind your limitations, such as your budget and time when deciding which media
will best portray the most critical aspects of your case, in a UDL way.
Step 5: Get feedback from all stakeholders. This includes curriculum developers, instructors,
industry partners, and students. With all stakeholders, determine if the story
components and chosen media are appropriate for the target audience.
Step 6: Revise and finalize your storyboard. Apply the feedback from the stakeholders and
make appropriate changes to all of the different storyboard elements.
Additionally, make sure to revisit your timeline and adjust accordingly.
Step 7: Produce the case media segments. This entails collecting/editing all existing
desired media, such as images, sounds, or video, as well as recording and editing all
original audio and/or video elements. Make sure to provide visual, audio and text
alternatives, such as closed captions and audio descriptions.
Be mindful of any technical requirements or limitations in your target course platform
that might affect media production. Step 8: Test your case.
Check to see that all produced media works properly in all technical settings in your
target hardware, software, and network infrastructure. Involve students, fellow curriculum designers,
and industry partners in testing your case. Step 9: Resolve any issues discovered from
testing. Step 10: Embed the case in your curriculum.
And you’re done! Good luck!

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