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Project Management for Instructional DesignersA Practitioner's Guide to Instructional Design in Higher EducationEvaluation and Design

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A Study on the Services Motivating Instructional Designers in Higher Education to Engage in Professional Associations
A Study on the Services Motivating Instructional Designers in Higher Education to Engage in Professional Associations

The purpose of this research was to identify the professional association services relevant to instructional design professionals working in institutions of higher education. A conceptual framework connecting professional association services to the …

Importance of Instructional Designers in Online Higher Education
Importance of Instructional Designers in Online Higher Education

When assigned to develop higher education courses for the online learning format, faculty members and instructional designers (IDs) are often assigned to work together as a course development team. Sometimes, faculty members may be unaware of the fie…

Design Considerations for Bridging the Gap Between Instructional Design Pedagogy and Practice
Design Considerations for Bridging the Gap Between Instructional Design Pedagogy and Practice

Research indicates there is a gap between employers' expectations of instructional designers' roles and responsibilities, and what designers actually do. The purpose of this paper is to explore the unique nuances inherent in instructional design prac…

Applying UDL to Online Active Learning
Applying UDL to Online Active Learning

In online environments, active learning techniques can facilitate varied ways that learners engage and enact skill development, understandings, and connections across concepts. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework supports providing opti…

Designing with Instructional Continuity in Mind
Designing with Instructional Continuity in Mind

This chapter provides instructional designers working in institutions of higher education (IHEs) with an introduction to the complexities of supporting instructional continuity amid the numerous and varied realities that make it challenging for stude…

The Competencies for Instructional Designers in Higher Education
The Competencies for Instructional Designers in Higher Education

The purpose of this chapter is to define and describe the roles and competencies of instructional designers working in the context of higher education. Inspired by existing research, this chapter summarizes these roles and competencies of instruction…

Managing Instructional Design Projects in Higher Education
Managing Instructional Design Projects in Higher Education

This chapter provides newly minted and experienced instructional designers alike with the knowledge to manage Instructional Design (ID) projects in higher education contexts. As instructional designers and instructional design technology scholars, ou…

Instructional Designers Leading Through Research
Instructional Designers Leading Through Research

As instructional designers helping subject matter experts design innovating learning experiences and leveraging educational technologies, they oftentimes find themselves conducting research to support the work they do. This research can take many for…

Embedding Effective Instruction in Educational Technology Professional Development Programs
Embedding Effective Instruction in Educational Technology Professional Development Programs

Instructional designers face a complex task of creating contextually relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities that meet campus-wide and departmental professional development needs for faculty who have multiple demands on their t…

Conducting Needs Assessments to Inform Instructional Design Practices and Decisions
Conducting Needs Assessments to Inform Instructional Design Practices and Decisions

The purpose of a needs assessment is to determine the current state of performance and the desired state of performance. When conducting a needs assessment, it is important to gather sufficient data to understand the situation warranting instructiona…

Free Asynchronous Professional Development By, From, and For Instructional Designers: How Informal Learning Opportunities Shape Our Professional Learning and Design Practices
Free Asynchronous Professional Development By, From, and For Instructional Designers: How Informal Learning Opportunities Shape Our Professional Learning and Design Practices

Instructional designers (IDs) need to maintain an understanding of the current trends and issues within the field. Pursuing professional learning informally supports IDs’ effort to keep up with current trends and issues because it is not restri…

Instructional Designers’ Use of Informal Learning: How Can We All Support Each Other in Times of Crisis?
Instructional Designers’ Use of Informal Learning: How Can We All Support Each Other in Times of Crisis?

The purpose of this study was to investigate instructional designers’ needs during a rapid transition to remote learning due to COVID-related shutdowns of campuses, schools, and organizations. For the purpose of this study, we chose a large Fac…

How Instructional Designers Approach Conflict with Faculty
How Instructional Designers Approach Conflict with Faculty

Using a multiple case study approach, we interviewed 14 instructional designers working at different universities to explore the approaches and strategies they utilized when experiencing conflict with faculty. While past practitioner-based research h…

Instructional Designers in Higher Education: Roles, Challenges, and Supports
Instructional Designers in Higher Education: Roles, Challenges, and Supports

Instructional designers (IDs) play a crucial role in higher education institutions’ teaching and learning endeavors. This review of literature on IDs in higher education between 2000 and 2020 found that their roles, responsibilities, and challe…