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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 '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
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  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: 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

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by Dr. Radut