K-12 Educators as Instructional Designers

K-12 Educators as Instructional Designers

Kendall Hartley (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-494-1.ch029
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This chapter will describe the realities of K-12 classroom practice and how this compares to common tenets in the field of instructional design. Specifically, the chapter will describe how trends towards the use of information and communication technologies in classrooms might be made more advantageous through the use of an instructional design approach. The chapter will include an introduction to the field and history of instructional design, an overview of current teacher preparation as it relates to designing instruction, and how a systematic instructional design perspective might differ. The chapter will conclude with a description of how changes in teacher preparation and access to the appropriate tools could facilitate increases in student achievement.

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