Chapter FiveUsing Analytical Techniques to Determine Instructional Content

This chapter addresses the instructional designer's skills and abilities in identifying content that matches the requirements as identified in the needs assessment phase. In today's design environment, an increasing emphasis is being placed on analytical methods. Employers and clients expect instructional designers to do more than mindlessly plug content onto web pages or some other such low-level task for which little education or experience is required.

Koszalka, Russ-Eft, and Reiser (2013) identify the following essential performance standards that support this phase of the instructional design process: “(a) Identify the scope of required content in accordance with ...

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