An Instructional Designer can:
- Analyse learning needs and then systematically develop instruction.
- Study instructional theories, tools and resources to develop methods that facilitate learning.
- Relies on current research in educational psychology, educational theory and systems analysis to ensure the most suitable teaching methods are used.
- Bases their decisions on proven instructional design methods.
- Uses pedagogically sound teaching methods and the latest technology to design effective learning products.
- Has a deep knowledge of the various strategies and technologies that can be applied to course design.
- Works with the Subject Matter Expert (SME) or "content specialist"
- Online and distributed learning courses
- Training manuals
- CD or DVDs
- Plans and implements the most effective training strategies.
- Integrates feedback, student support, assessment and course evaluation into the training program.
- Works with multimedia designers and programmers to implement the design
- Evaluates the effectiveness of the learning product.
Don Clarke discusses seven theories for designing learning environment
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