Discovering Intelligent Design Online Companion Now Available

An online companion to Discovering Intelligent Design is now available featuring short videos by co-author Casey Luskin introducing the six main units of the course and highlighting their key themes. It also includes detailed outlines and online quizzes for each chapter. Best of all, the online companion is absolutely free!

Discovery Intelligent Design Online Companion

“The online companion is intended to make Discovering Intelligent Design even easier to use,” explains Janine Dixon, Educational Outreach Coordinator at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (CSC), which published the curriculum. “The short video lectures and chapter outlines will make the course more accessible for independent and self-paced learners, and the online quizzes will provide instant feedback on whether you are actually learning the material.”

Because the quizzes will be automatically scored, homeschool and private school teachers won’t have as much grading to do when using the curriculum.

The Discovering Intelligent Design online companion is offered through DiscoveryU, Discovery Institute’s new e-learning platform set up in conjunction with the elearning provider Thinkific. The platform is designed to be equally easy to use on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.

As mentioned already, you will be able to enroll in the online version of Discovering Intelligent Design for free, but you will need to purchase a copy of the textbook and DVD to get the most out of the experience.

Discovering Intelligent Design Launched

Discovering Intelligent Design is a comprehensive curriculum that presents both the biological and cosmological evidence in support of the theory of intelligent design. It equips young people and adults to critically analyze the arguments in the debate over evolution and intelligent design, and it encourages them to follow the evidence wherever it may lead.

Developed for middle-school-age students to adults, the curriculum includes a textbook, a workbook with learning activities, and a DVD with video clips keyed to the content of the textbook. The curriculum is divided into six modules that explore topics such as the origin and development of the universe, the origin of biological complexity, the fossil record’s evidence (or lack thereof) for universal common descent, and the broader cultural debate over intelligent design.

The Discovering Intelligent Design curriculum is designed for educational use by home schools and private schools rather than public schools. When this subject of intelligent design is forced into public schools, it tends to generate polarization, transforming the topic from a scientific investigation into an emotional, politicized debate. However, the use of this curriculum should not be restricted to formal educational environments. It is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about the world around them and discovering the scientific evidence for intelligent design.