An Introduction to Instructional Design

Jason McDonald & Richard E. West

Call for Proposals

We are currently accepting chapter proposals for this new, open Introduction to Instructional Design textbook. We are specifically requesting chapters on ID competencies, models of practice, and related skills for working with/within organizations.

For more information please email: Dr. Jason McDonald or Dr. Rick West.

Suggested Citation

McDonald, J. & West, R. E. (2019). An Introduction to Instructional Design. EdTech Books. Retrieved from

Jason McDonald

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Dr. Jason McDonald is an Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University.

Richard E. West

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Dr. Richard E. West is an associate professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. He teaches courses in instructional design, academic writing, qualitative research methods, program/product evaluation, psychology, creativity and innovation, technology integration skills for preservice teachers, and the foundations of the field of learning and instructional design technology.

Dr. West’s research focuses on developing educational institutions that support 21st century learning. This includes teaching interdisciplinary and collaborative creativity and design thinking skills, personalizing learning through open badges, increasing access through open education, and developing social learning communities in online and blended environments. He has published over 90 articles, co-authoring with over 80 different graduate and undergraduate students, and received scholarship awards from the American Educational Research Association, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, and Brigham Young University.

He tweets @richardewest, and his research can be found on Google Scholar and his website: