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Instructional Design is the systematic design of planned learning experiences. Instructional Design is learner-oriented, focusing on what the learner needs, not what the instructor wants to teach. It's action oriented, focusing on end results —what the learner needs to do. It's systematic; it follows a proven methodology, ADDIE: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation to ensure the training is meeting the goals of the learner and the organization. It's scientific, pulling and applying principles from the behavioral and cognitive sciences when determining the instructional and motivational strategies. And it's art, allowing the designer leeway to creatively draw in the learner, devise innovative, relevant, meaningful practice, and assemble the components of the course in an engaging manner.

With the advent of rapid development authoring tools, the design behind instructional design sometimes gets lost. Authoring tools can be put into anyone's hands, but not anyone can design instruction. Using an instructional designer ensures the information and skills you want your audience to learn are imparted effectively, efficiently, and memorably. Doing it right with a skilled instructional designer the first time provides a better return on your training dollars.

Careers in Instructional Design

Masters Degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University Department of Educational Technology (on campus and online)

Masters Degree in Instructional Systems from Florida State University, College of Education

Masters of Science in Educational Technology from Boise State University

Masters of Science in Education: Instructional Design for Online Learning Specialization from Capella University

Instructional Design Certificate from San Diego State University Department of Educational Technology (on campus and online)

Instructional Technology Certificate from San Diego State University Department of Educational Technology (on campus and online)

Certificate in Human Performance Technology from Florida State University, College of Education

Certificate in Online Instructional Development from Florida State University, College of Education

Jeanne is happy to speak to people considering a career in
Instructional Design about educational programs and internships.
Call at 760.632.8655.

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