Definition of Instructional Design

I keep on getting the same question over and over and over again, when I tell people that I am an Instructional Designer. What is Instructional Design? I say, “I design instruction.” Then comes the snarky looking on some people’s face. I know the look because honestly before I went to school for Instructional Design I didn’t know what “it” was.

I searched high and low — honestly — I looked in library of Instructional Design books and saw the same frustrating answer.   Out of the frustration, I posted this on myFacebook page:

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Instructional Design is a learner-centric systematic approach to instruction which creates effective learning experiences. 


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