Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

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In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?” we talked about the concept and definition of instructional design. This week, we wanted to cover some common terms that you are bound to hear in almost instructional design setting. This list isn’t meant to be all inclusive, but it’s a great starting point to give you the initial vocabulary you need. For the experienced Instructional Designers out there, what terminology did you wish you had known first?

ADDIE: A conceptual and iterative application model for instructional systems design; the components include: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.

Analysis: First phase of ADDIE. Aims at identifying probable causes for the absence of performance and recommends a solution. Includes user/audience analysis, context analysis, and task analysis.

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