Teaching Essentials

Instructional Design

There are many definitions and descriptions of Instructional Design (ID). Common across most definitions are:

  1. the analysis of learner/learning/teaching needs
  2. the analysis of teaching and delivery methods
  3. implementation of pedagogically sound assessment and evaluation
  4. carefully considered integration of technology

Instructional Designers at RRC Polytech carry out these core functions as well as advise on course outline development, learning outcomes and performance indicators. We also advise on teaching methods and technology choice/integration. We are available to consult on how to develop, enhance and assess face-to-face, online and blended courses.

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There are many things to think about when designing an eLearning course. Here are a few links to resources, blogs, books etc. that will help you with some ideas.


Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning


E-Learning and the Science of Instruction Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning /Authors: Ruth Colvin Clark, Richard E. Mayer

The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning / edited by Richard E. Mayer (available in RRC Polytech Library)