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Instructional Design (also called Instructional Systems Design (ISD)) is the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences. The process consists broadly of determining the current state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction, and creating some "intervention" to assist in the transition. Ideally the process is informed by pedagogically (process of teaching) and andragogically (adult learning) tested theories of learning and may take place in student-only, teacher-led or community-based settings. The outcome of this instruction may be directly observable and scientifically measured or completely hidden and assumed. There are many instructional design models but many are based on the ADDIE model with the five phases: 1) analysis, 2) design, 3) development, 4) implementation, and 5) evaluation. As a field, instructional design is historically and traditionally rooted in cognitive and behavioral psychology. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Instructional design)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'course design': 6 (0.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'course design' across all Ariadne articles: 7
  • Average number of references to 'course design' per Ariadne article: 1.17
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'course design': 1999-03
  • Trending factor of 'course design': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'course design':

  1. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. seb schmoller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. selenay aytac (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lyn parker (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. neil beagrie (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Stepping down from his pivotal role as CEO at ALT, Seb Schmoller kindly answers a few questions from Ariadne on his perspective on online learning.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

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