An ideal textbook for instructional designers in training, Real World Instructional Design emphasizes the collaborative, iterative nature of instructional design. Positing instructional design as a process of simultaneous rather than sequential tasks with learner-centered outcomes, this volume engages with the essential building blocks of systematically designed instruction: learner needs and characteristics, goals and objectives, instructional activities, assessments, and formative evaluations.

Key features include a Designer’s Toolkit that includes tips and approaches that practitioners use in their work; vignettes and narrative case studies that illustrate the complexities and iterative nature of instructional design; and forms, templates, and questionnaires to support students in applying the chapter content. With updated examples, this streamlined second edition presents a timeless approach to instructional design.

Preface. To the Instructor. About the Authors. 1. Introduction to Instructional Design 2. Learner Needs and Characteristics 3. Outcomes and Assessments 4. Activities: Planning Learning Events 5. Activities: Developing Instructional Strategy 6. Evaluation 7. Collaboration and Communication 8. Define Phase 9. Design Phase 10. Demonstrate Phase 11. Develop and Deliver Phases 12. The Professional Designer