Instructional design research refers to the systematic study of ways to transform teaching and learning principles into effective practice. Instructional design is a development process that combines needs analysis, learner analysis, performance improvement strategies, and evaluation to generate education and training programs that are consistent and reliable. Research is systematic investigation to achieve new conclusions. The results of instructional design research can add knowledge and understanding about the relationships between teaching and learning. This entry discusses the tenets of instructional design research, a framework for conducting instructional design research, the role of models in instructional design research, and the future of instructional design research.

Tenets of Instructional Design Research

Current instructional design practice is a combination of different instructional strategies, each with a record of success in ...

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