What is it?
Instructional Design has its roots in cognitive and behavioral psychology and involves the creation of instructional experiences that enable the transfer of knowledge and skills efficiently and effectively to a learner. The level and needs of the learner are assessed at the start and so are the objectives of the course. The outcome of this instruction may be directly observable and scientifically measurable in most cases.
The three types of strategies within Instruction Design theories are:
- Organizational strategies that deal with the way in which a lesson is arranged or sequenced.
- Delivery strategies that affect the way in which information is carried to the student (selection of instructional media).
- Management strategies that involve decisions about the activities designed for learning.
Why is it important?
The effectiveness of any instructional program or instructional material depends upon appropriate instructional design. Instructional designers use educational technology and multimedia as tools to enhance instruction. The influence of e-tools in instructional design continues to grow and learning opportunities may occur anywhere and anytime in today’s world. Participant interaction and shared learning opportunities are now limitless with the expansion of social media. Blogs, social networking sites, wikis, and video sites have a wide range of options for learning.
Alternative forms of learning are getting highly popular in the workplace. Online community management, collaboration and discussion are also incorporated in the learning experience. Learning environments may range from regular classrooms to highly sophisticated virtual reality environments in today’s media-rich world. New media technologies provide opportunities for informal learning and allow better engagement between peers through highly interactive learning spaces that, in turn, enhance the learning experience significantly.
How can we help?
The trained and certified instructional designers at Techtrain use proven instructional design practices to deliver effective learning solutions. Our instructional designers are part of a serious design and development team who work with graphic artists, programmers, and subject-matter experts to create outstanding courseware. Techtrain follows Adaptive-ADDIE model in eLearning design and development. Integrated with Agile/SCRUM practices, this approach potentially reduces the limitations of ADDIE, allows greater flexibility to embrace change and provides more efficient and effective learning design.
Contact us right now for free consultation on how we can help address your instructional design needs.