Instructional design is the systematic process through which instructional materials and activities are designed, developed, and delivered, based on latest research on how individuals learn best. Some instructional design frameworks, such as ADDIE, also considers analysis (i.e. collecting data and make decisions based on learning context) and evaluation (i.e. collecting data on which determination of effectiveness and plans for improvement are based) as part of the process. At the Ohio State University, the Backward Design method, or "designing with the end in mind", is widely adopted.
Instructional design is a disciplined process - this may sound daunting, but you may already be following some of the suggested best practices without even knowing! In this section, we have collected and curated resources that you may find helpful during various phases of the design process.
OTL also supports curriculum design through its work with the curriculum map project and the strategic plan goal of "Advancing Education and Student Success."
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