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What is Instructional Design?

According to the Instructional Design Central (IDC) website, instructional design has to do with the systematic process or processes in which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. The instructional design field also has other terminology that is often interchangeable. These terms include instructional technology, educational technology, curriculum design, and instructional systems design.

What is an Instructional Designer?

Instructional designers often design, create, and deliver educational training material in a face-to-face and/or online environment. These materials could vary from eLearning courses, instructional video, manuals, handouts, etc. So what do Instructional Designers at the University of Northern Colorado do? The following graphic explains the responsibilities and skillset instructional designers have and the services they provide for faculty and staff at UNC.