Introduction

Handbook for Instructional Designers

The practice of instructional design as a profession is now more than 50 years old. From its early beginnings as a process without a name to the more recent global recognition of the value of instructional design as an able partner in education and training for commercial and nonprofit organizations, ISD (instructional systems development) has matured step-by-step, or more recently technology-bytechnology, as the world has quickly grown from one-room schoolhouses to one learner in front of a laptop.

As the field of instructional design has grown, so has the need for competent and talented instructional designers. In every corner of the world, instructional designers are assisting in building ...

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