Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology Plan II Graduate Projects


This project utilized instructional design techniques to develop an online training program to teach gun safety and introduce people to the sport of military rifle shooting, using the AR-15 rifle. The online training course supports the mission of the Civilian Marksmanship Program; to promote marksmanship training and safety to United States citizens. Concerns regarding the efficacy of teaching marksmanship in an online format were identified and addressed. The ADDIE model of instructional design was used to create the three learning modules; Introduction to Service Rifle, the Fundamentals of Marksmanship, and Service Rifle Positions. Participants in the training included U. S. citizens with little to no shooting experience, who were motivated to acquire shooting skills and to begin competing in service rifle competitions. The online training was evaluated at multiple levels to gauge the reaction of the learners, to determine if learning objectives were met, to verify the training resulted in improved shooting ability, and to encourage learners to participate in service rifle competitions.

First Advisor

Dr. Shelley Waltonen Moore

Second Advisor

Dr. Fei Gao

Publication Date

Winter 12-9-2016