Instructional Systems Design


Instructional Systems Design [ISD] is a process for identifying learners’ needs, articulating the thinking process required to fulfill those needs, identifying a clear set of goals and objectives, and then designing instructional sequences and materials that will enable the learner to fulfill those needs. During the ensuing development processes, designers develop and test their instructional materials to ensure that they are effective. ISD processes are used most commonly in military, corporate, health-related, museums, and other agency training settings. The role of the instructional designer is a team member role. Typically the instructional designer provides direction and hands-on development of instructional/training programs/products.


This class has been a challenge for me and I have learned so much concerning the Instructional Systems Design models. Before, I had no idea that different models even existed. We explored the differnt models and discussed the positive and negative aspects of each. Through taking this class it has made me more aware of focusing more on the learners abilities and making learning more learner focused. As far as my preference, it would depend on the objectives. In my opinion different models are more suitable for different learning experiences. If I had to choose, I like the freedom in the AGILE or SAM model that allows for collaboration, review, and short cycles, and a change of plans. The idea of having the freedom to change direction when needed is appealing to me. However, having a starting point and ending point is important in staying on schedule which is important when you are allotted a certain timeframe to complete a learning objectives.


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