What is instructional design?
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In the past few months, I’ve been asked by a number of different people what an instructional designer does and how to get into the field. I love instructional design because it is a field where I am constantly learning and I have a great variety in what I do. I use so many different skills—writing, web design, graphics, collaboration, planning, plus of course how people learn. Since this question has come up more than once, I thought it would be useful to collect all the information I have emailed people privately and post it here.
Steps to create outcomes-based assessment: Define or review outcomes for your program. This may include both student learning outcomes and service unit outcomes.
The Three Types of Learning There is more than one type of learning . A committee of colleges, led by Benjamin Bloom (1956), identified three domains of educational activities: Cognitive : mental skills ( Knowledge ) Affective : growth in feelings or emotional areas ( Attitude ) Psychomotor : manual or physical skills ( Skills ) Since the work was produced by higher education, the words tend to be a little bigger than we normally use. Domains can be thought of as categories.