The Essentials of Instructional Design, 3rd Edition introduces the essential elements of instructional design (ID) to students who are new to ID. The key procedures within the ID process-learner analysis, task analysis, needs analysis, developing goals and objectives, organizing instruction, developing instructional activities, assessing learner achievement and evaluating the success of the instructional design-are covered in complete chapters that describe and provide examples of how the procedure is accomplished using the best known instructional design models.
Unlike most other ID books, The Essentials of Instructional Design provides an overview of the principles and practice of ID without placing emphasis on any one ID model. Offering the voices of instructional designers from a number of professional settings and providing real-life examples from across sectors, students learn how professional organizations put the various ID processes into practice. This introductory textbook provides students with the information they need to make informed decisions as they design and develop instruction, offering them a variety of possible approaches for each step in the ID process and clearly explaining the strengths and challenges associated with each approach.
Abbie H. Brown is Professor of Instructional Technology at East Carolina University, USA. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the AECT journal TechTrends, and is a recipient of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Timothy D. Green is Professor of Educational Technology at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and previously served as the Director of Distance Education.
Preface Part 1: Before you begin designing instruction Chapter 1: The Discipline of Instructional Design Chapter 2: Understanding How People Think and Learn Part 2: Examining the situation - Needs, Task, and Learner Analysis Chapter 3: Needs Analysis Chapter 4: Task Analysis Chapter 5: Analyzing Learners Part 3: Creating Instruction - Planning, Designing, and Implementing the Intervention Chapter 6: Instructional Goals and Objectives Chapter 7: Organizing Instruction Chapter 8: Learning Environments and Instructional Activities Part 4: Evaluation - Determining the effect of the intervention Chapter 9: Evaluating Learner Achievement Chapter 10: Determining the Success of the Instructional Design Product and Process Part 5: Media Production - Managing the media development process Chapter 11: Instructional Media Production Management Chapter 12: Visual Design for Instructional Media Index