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Instructional design

The development of instructional materials in a systematic way in order to address the needs of the learner and deliver an effective approach to training. In many cases, this involves using the 'ADDIE model' of instructional theory — analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate.

The field of study first emerged in the mid-20th century, and is still influenced by Benjamin Bloom's taxonomy.

See also: Bloom's 2-sigma problem, Bloom's taxonomy, Cognitive science

 


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