Back to Basics: What is Instructional Design?

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How many of these statements or questions have you heard?

“Our new hires need to be onboarded as quickly as possible!”

“We need to make everybody familiar with the new safety protocol!”

“Our engineers need to start using this new software as soon as they can!”

“What is the fastest way to explain to our employees the environmental impact of our operations?”

The answers to these concerns might include training, performance support, or process improvements. But no matter what the answers are, Instructional Design, Learning Strategy, or Communication Design will most likely be at the center of each solution.

With our Instructional Designers, Learning Strategists, and others throughout the company, we are developing a brief blog series to tackle the basic instructional design principles the way we see them. So let’s get started…

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