In summary, an Instructional Designer can do the following.
An Instructional Designer can:
- Analyse learning needs and then systematically develop instruction
- Study instructional theories, tools and resources to develop methods that facilitate learning
- Use current research in educational psychology, educational theory and systems analysis to ensure the most suitable teaching methods are used
- Base their decisions on proven instructional design methods
- Use pedagogically sound teaching methods and the latest technology to design effective learning products
- Draw from their deep knowledge of the various strategies and technologies that can be applied to course design
- Work with Subject Matter Experts (SME) or “content specialist”
- Online and distributed learning courses
- Training manuals
- Training videos
- 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
An exceptional Instructional Designer has the following skills.
Some Instructional Designers will have a broad range, or specialised, skills in one or more of the following areas:
- Designing and developing eLearning programs and assessment quizzes in authoring tools, including StoryLine and RISE
- Creating ASQA-compliant accredited learning and assessment material
- Combining ASQA-compliant accredited training with complex, organisationally-specific operational needs
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