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Mastering the Instructional Design Process by Stephen B. King, Marsha King, Bud Benscoter, William J. Rothwell

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Chapter SevenUsing an Instructional Design Process Appropriate for a Project

According to Instructional Design Competencies: The Standards (2013), instructional designers should be able to (Koszalka, Russ-Eft, and Reiser 2013, 46) “use an instructional design and development process appropriate for a given project (essential). This is an essential competency and it includes three performance statements, one essential and two advanced: (a) Select or create an instructional design process based on the nature of the project (essential); (b) Modify the instructional design process as project parameters change (advanced); (c) Describe a rationale for the selected, created or modified instructional design process (advanced).” As explained by the Standards, instructional designers must adapt the instructional design model they use to project parameters. To do that, they must be familiar with many models of instructional design.

This chapter provides additional information about this competency, providing suggestions for instructional designers on how to demonstrate the competency. The chapter introduces how to use an instructional design and development process appropriate for a project, select or create an instructional design process based on the project's nature, modify the instructional design process as project parameters change, and describe the rationale for the selected, created, or modified instructional design process.

Traditionally, instructional design has been dominated ...

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