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Designing Effective Instruction 6th Edition
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By using a non-linear design model as a vehicle from which learners can generate an understanding of the systems approach to design, constructivist instructors and learners can create their own understanding of the design process. The business context of the work might distract some, but a closer look reveals many principles of good design that apply to any systematic or recursive design approach to a cognitive learning design process. It would be great to see topics on the leadership of instruction design in the organizational sense added as a chapter to this book, or to see the book integrate with web based information for use in online graduate programs, but the reference is already pretty substantial, in a good way. I intend to use this book in both my online and face to face graduate courses on instructional design - and I think I will use some of it with my undergraduate teacher preparation and education leadership students, as it is a great resource to introduce the instructional design process and roles to administrators in the knowledge era.
In my opinion, this book remains helpful as a good part of a quality, updated resource for online graduate course work targeted primarily for beginning instructional designers. An innovative conceptual framework is offered by these authors, one that allows the instructor and student to choose their approach to this exciting field of study in times when good design is essential to cost effective, meaningful training and learning in both the public and private sector.
This is a great place to start.
Overall, I find the text written in a style that feels intellectually conversational with a variety of supplemental tangents in the form of case study spotlights, visual tables, and figures. For a book, I feel they cater to a variety of learning styles as best as possible.
Each chapter includes a summary and activities and questions for application. You could read through this book and jump around to any chapter and get the feeling you're in an independent study class.
My background is in academic/career advising in higher education and I feel this is a tool that provides theoretical information in an accessible format for immediate, pragmatic use. I will definitely be referencing this book even after my class has finished. If you're new to ID, I recommend starting here!
papers assume a familiarity with instruction, yet the book
would be useful for organizations needing standard operating procedures for designing instruction effectively.