Over the past few years, traditional instructional design systems have been adapted and modernized to work within environments other than academia. The environments and systems that affect the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation processes have been expanded from just an educational environment to encompass corporations, industry, healthcare, charitable groups, the military, and more. By filtering and altering the traditional instructional design techniques for different environments, learning or training takes place on many levels. Instructional Design in the Real World: A View from the Trenches addresses issues of how practices are adapted and applied in numerous environments.
Instructional Design in the Real World: A View from the Trenches emphasizes the constrains on the design process that have been imposed by the timelines, resource distributions, and needs of various systems.
Instructional Design in the Real World: A View from the Trenches demonstrates how instructional designers must be able to adapt to the various systems within which they work and how that affects the products of their design.
Instructional Design in the Real World: A View from the Trenches offers a collaboration of authors who are instructional designers working the “real” world, producing courseware and practices that are being used immediately within working systems.
Instructional Design in the Real World: A View from the Trenches describes new tools and technologies that are available to instructional designers and how they can use them to meet the demands for both a thorough and fast design system.
About the Editor
Anne-Marie Armstrong received her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Development from the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, in 1998. she spent several years on the Gulf Coast working on various design projects for the U.S. Navy. Later she switched to Florida’s Atlantic Coast and worked on a multimedia supervisor course that is used by the Federal Aviation Agency. Following this she headed north where she was an Instructional Designer and Training Manager for Raytheon and Lucent. After a brief fling in the world of telecomm, Dr. Armstrong now consults for the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC. She likes to design Web-based presentations and courses, and is presently taking courses in museum studies at George Washington University.