Instructional Design Resources
What is an instructional designer and what skills are required to enter the profession?
An instructional designer designs and develops learning materials using instructional theories, strategies, resources and technologies to expedite the learning process.
The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi®) has provided the following list of competencies, categorized as essential, advanced and managerial.
An instructional designer, per ibstpi, should be able to:
- Design and develop instructional interventions and materials (essential)
- Identify and describe the target population (essential)
- Effectively communicate their thoughts (essential)
- Provide data driven solutions (advanced)
Access the complete list of instructional designer competencies.
Learning and Instructional Theories
Project Management Resources for Instructional Designers
Professional Development Opportunities
Books on Instructional Design