Instructional Design—Step by Step

Nine Easy Steps for Designing Lean, Effective, and Motivational Instruction

by John S. Hoffman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2013

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 566
ISBN : 9781475986723
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 566
ISBN : 9781475986716

About the Book

Learn a simple, proven, step-by-step method for designing lean, eff ective, and motivational education and training from author Dr. John S. Hoff man, a thirty-year training veteran. A practitioner’s guide geared toward the newcomer to professional instructional design, Instructional Design—Step by Step presents an easy-to-understand process that includes these features:

• A primer on understanding how humans learn and the twelve principles of adult learning
• Ten key teaching principles and twenty common training mistakes
• Instruction on how to design computer application training complete with numerous examples illustrating new concepts and techniques
• Simple principles and practical advice laid out in bulleted lists and tables that can be immediately applied to training projects
• Follow-up questions at the end of every chapter with answers to test understanding of key concepts
• A broad range of examples across subject areas gathered by assessing real-life situations
• Sidebars containing recommendations for further reading
• A bibliography and extensive index for locating specific information Instructional Design—Step by Step and its companion volume, Instructional Development—Step by Step, provide a complete A-to-Z guide on how to design and develop instructional and educational materials—from short presentations to entire courses and curricula.

About the Author

John S. Hoffman, PhD, has more than thirty years of experience as an educator, trainer, and professional instructional designer; he has designed and created dozens of training courses covering a wide range of subjects and skills for numerous business, industry, and organizational clients. He holds a PhD in instructional design and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and currently lives in Utah.