Instructional design (ID) is the art and science of designing and developingeffective and efficient instruction. The goal of instructional design is to help students better learn and remember what they have learned by arranging an environment that is conducive to their learning. Instructional design practices include carefully planned instruction and training plans with learning objectives, instructional activities that foster engagement and interaction, and assessments that connect with the goals of instruction. It is with this careful planning that educators save time and monies and avoid accidental learning or mislearning. Considering the importance of instructional design to achieve expected learning outcomes, teacher education programs benefit greatly from using ID principles and practices in their curricula.
Our mission in Instructional Design SIG is to provide a platform for SITE members who are designing educational and training opportunities for K-12 students or adult learners. More specifically, our members will:
- Share the current research, practical models, resources, materials for the continued improvement in quality of instructional design activities,
- Discuss connections of instructional design with other disciplines of education and how they affect each other,
- Communicate best practices in designing face-to-face and online learning environments in various learning and training settings,
- Continuously update and improve instructional design theory and practice with the advances in learning sciences, instructional technologies and research methodologies.