A Practical Guide to Instructional Design
Routledge – 2013 – 284 pages
Streamlined ID: A Practical Guide to Instructional Design presents a focused and generalizable approach to instructional design and development – one that addresses the needs of ID novices, as well as practitioners in a variety of career environments. Emphasizing the essentials and "big ideas" of ID, Streamlined ID presents a new perspective – one that aims to produce instruction that is sustainable, optimized, appropriately redundant, and targeted at continuous improvement.
The book features an enhanced version of the classic ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) that emphasizes the iterative nature of design and the role of evaluation throughout the design/development process. It clearly lays out a systematic approach that emphasizes the use of research-based theories, while acknowledging the need to customize the process to address a variety of pedagogical approaches: Instructivist, Constructivist, and Connectivist.
The book opens with an overview of the basics of ID and each subsequent chapter describes major activities in the ID process with step-by-step instructions and tips for streamlining the process. Numerous job aids serve to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your design efforts. Each chapter highlights key concepts and provides additional exercises and assignments based on the work of Benjamin Bloom. Streamlined ID is an ideal reference guide for optimizing professional practice.
Chapter 1 – Mastering the Basics
Chapter 2 – Analyzing Needs to Define the Project
Chapter 3 – Analyzing to Identify the Learners
Chapter 4 – Analyzing the Contexts of Instruction
Chapter 5 – Analyzing the Content & Project Scope
Chapter 6 – Identifying the Outcomes & Aligning Instruction
Chapter 7 – Assessing Learning
Chapter 8 – Selecting Strategies: The Heart of Instructional Design
Chapter 9 – Selecting Technologies that Support Instruction
Chapter 10 – Designing & Delivering an Effective Message
Chapter 11 – Producing & Implementing Instruction
Miriam B. Larson is an Adjunct Assistant Professor who teaches courses in instructional design and technology for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and for Virginia Tech. She has over 30 years experience designing instruction for organizations in a variety of career environments.
Barbara B. Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach in the School of Education at Virginia Tech.