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Institutions Directory » Instructional Design

Instructional design is the systematic process by which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. The terms instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, curriculum design, and instructional systems design (ISD), are often used interchangeably. (What is Instructional Design? Instructional Design Central.)

An Instructional Designer is an individual who applies a systematic methodology based on instructional theory to create learning content. (ASTD. 2011. The Infoline Dictionary of Basic Trainer Terms A Revised and Updated Edition. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.)

Careers in Instructional Design may include the following job titles:

  • Instructional Designer/Specialist/Developer
  • E-learning Instructional Designer
  • Online Learning Designer/Specialist/Developer
  • Product Developer
  • Coordinator, Program Manager or Director of Instructional Design
  • Trainer of Information Technology