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This page provides an overview of 5 articles related to 'instructional design', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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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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Metadata related to 'instructional design' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'instructional design': 5 (0.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'instructional design' across all Ariadne articles: 6
  • Average number of references to 'instructional design' per Ariadne article: 1.20
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'instructional design': 2004-07
  • Trending factor of 'instructional design': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'instructional design':

  1. yan han (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. sylvie lafortune (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. lyn parker (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. simon ball (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: Developing Web-based Instruction

Lyn Parker finds this compilation a useful overview of the issues involved in developing e-learning and a valuable addition to the literature.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: E-learning and Disability in Higher Education

Simon Ball reviews a comprehensive discussion of e-learning and accessibility that gives support and guidance to effect good practice from individual to institutional level.

April 2007, issue51, review

Book Review: The Expert Library

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book taking a hard look at academic libraries, how they are being redefined and what skills will be required of the staff who will move them forward.

July 2011, issue67, review

GROW: Building a High-quality Civil Engineering Learning Object Repository and Portal

Yan Han provides a general overview of the Geotechnical, Rock and Water Digital Library (GROW), a learning object repository and peer-reviewed civil engineering Web portal.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2005, issue45, news and events

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