Design Considerations for Bridging the Gap Between Instructional Design Pedagogy and Practice
instructional design, practice
Research indicates there is a gap between employers' expectations of instructional designers' roles and responsibilities, and what designers actually do. The purpose of this paper is to explore the unique nuances inherent in instructional design practices from a variety of work settings. Our paper is grounded in a practitioner’s perspective utilizing long-standing careers in the instructional design sectors and informal discussions with many practitioners. The goal of the paper is to highlight constraints and contextual considerations that instructional designers must address while working on projects. We also discuss how instructional design educators can support instructional design students to better prepare them for real-world instructional design contexts.
Original Publication Citation
Stefaniak, J., Reese, R. M., & McDonald, J. K. (2020). Design considerations for bridging the gap between instructional design pedagogy and practice. Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 9(3).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McDonald, Jason K., "Design Considerations for Bridging the Gap Between Instructional Design Pedagogy and Practice" (2020). Faculty Publications. 4377.
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
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