Instructional Design Resources
Design is problem solving. Recently, user-centered design has been emphasized in design education. Instructional design involves looking at the needs of the learner and designing instruction to fit. Learning theories often play a big role in the design of instruction. The main theories of learning are behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, and social learning. The ADDIE model has been the traditional process followed for designing instruction. It stands for analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. You can read more about these learning theories and instructional design methods in these resources:
- Instructional Design Models by Martin Ryder from the University of Colorado at Denver
- What is Instructional Design Theory by Peter de Lisle
- Instructional Design and Learning Theory by Brenda Mergel, University of Saskatchewan
- Wikipedia explanation of instructional design
- Book entitled, "Instructional-Design Theories and Models: A New Paradigm of Instructional Theory," copyright 1999, by Charles M. (EDT) Reigeluth.