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What is Instructional Designer

Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education
a skilled and trained individual who uses models and processes to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate content or training materials.
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The Role of Management in Instructional Design
Tasha M. Brown (The University of Alabama, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1306-4.ch010
A great deal of instructional designers' time is spent designing the course content and managing projects. This chapter provides a comprehensive review of literature examining the project management knowledge, skills, and abilities performed by and expected of instructional designers from different sectors. To fully demonstrate the importance of management in the instructional design process, the author examines prior research and highlights the significance of reviewing the competencies and standards developed by professional organizations within the field. This chapter also discusses the importance of management to the instructional design process, how to successfully align and bridge the gap between instructional design models – ADDIE and SAM – and project management, as well as how the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) complements the instructional design process. The author examines project management, cost and budget management, people management, and timelines and deadline management. The author concludes by explaining how the chapter will benefit new instructional designers entering the field while also enhancing current instructional designers' knowledge about management trends and expectations.
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