Instructional Design in the Real World: A View from the Trenches

Instructional Design in the Real World: A View from the Trenches

Anne-Marie Armstrong (US Government Printing Office, USA)
Release Date: July, 2003|Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 290
ISBN13: 9781591401506|ISBN10: 159140150X|EISBN13: 9781591401513|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-150-6


Instructional Design in the Real World: A View from the Trenches offers guidance on how the traditional instructional design system has been used and how it must be changed to work within other systems. The environments and systems that affect the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) process and to which it must be adapted include corporations, industry, consulting organizations, health care facilities, church and charitable groups, the military, the government, educational institutions, and others. Its application must be filtered and altered by the environments and the systems where the learning or training takes place. Every chapter includes a case study showing how the application of ID strategies, learning theories, systems theory, management theories and practices and communication tools and practices are adapted and applied in various environments. The chapters also contain lessons learned, tool tips, and suggestions for the future.

Reviews and Testimonials

This book provides a pragmatic approach to Instructional Design. It cuts through the theoretical jargon and provides practitioners with practical steps that can be applied in the 'real' World.

– Steve Hayleck, Chief, Training and Career Development Branch, U.S. Government Printing Office, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Armstrong is an instructional designer and online professor who is also a student in the Museum Studies program at George Washington University in Washington DC. She received her PhD in Instructional Design from the University of South Alabama in 1998 and has published and presented papers in a variety of journals and conferences.Dr. Armstrong is an instructional design consultant at the Government Printing Office in Washington. Formerly she worked as an instructional designer and training manager for various organizations and companies including CSG Systems, Lucent, Raytheon, the FAA, Aera, and AmerInd. In the last ten years, she has been involved in all phases of the instructional design process with a special emphasis on needs analysis, formative and summative evaluation, and web-based courseware. She also teaches online courses including Web-based Instruction and Human Performance Technology Interventions at the University of West Florida.