KB 40 Instructional Design

KNOWLEDGE BEANS a human resource newsletter

issue no 40 | nov 2011

continued from previous page | INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN – A TRANSFORMATIONAL PHASE : Prachi Joshi reliable and validated trainings that consistently meet the business needs of an organization.

Instructional Designers in India Instructional design is a trend that is relatively new to India but it has been around for some time in countries like the UK and the US. With the increase in the outsourcing work, India can become one of the largest countries to outsource instructional designers. We have very few professionals who are proficient about the basics of ID and are able to implement the same effectively. And in order to encash the profits through this profession we require people to thoroughly know the ID principles and its right application. Creating awareness about ID has become the need of the hour. We can do the same by incorporating a separate department in organizations which will help in achieving the learning and training goals of organizations effectively.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN -THE UPCOMINGTREND Instructional Design is the latest buzz in the education and training industry. What does an Instructional Designer do? What are the trends in the industry? Let’s open up some of the mysteries of these questions. Instructional Design – What it means? A class teacher is reviewing the scores of the quiz she had recently given to her students. In her mind she is recalling how she had taught her students and working on innovative ways to teach them in the future through Instructional Design. The areas of required learning have already been established and she is breaking those learning tasks into components and pre-requisites for easier elucidation. “The term Instructional Design refers to the systematic and reflective process of translating principles of learning into plans for instructional materials, information resources and evaluation.” Upcoming Trends in Instructional Design (ID) Corporate training, a focus for all forward looking companies, has now become a powerful tool to impact the bottom line, with improved business performance. Training nowadays does not focus on the ‘teacher’ or the ‘presenter’ but is on the ’learner’. This translates into the need for effectiveness in delivery to keep the

Manish Chawla, Management Graduate with Commerce background is the Director at Midas Career Solutions, which provides training and placements for engineering students in the designing field. He uses the principles of system thinking, instructional design,and other skill theories in his own firm to create an edge over the competitors as well as learning fromhis ownmistakes. ODENTHUSIAST’SORATE ManishChawla

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