Mastering the Instructional Design Process: A Systematic Approach / Edition 4

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It has been more than fifteen years since the publication of the first edition of Mastering the Instructional Design Process. During that time the book has become a classic in the field providing professionals, trainers, and students with a step-by-step guide through all aspects of the instructional design process. Mastering the Instructional Design Process was the first book to translate the research conducted by the International Board of Standards for Training and performance and Instruction (IBSTPI) -- research that established the sixteen core competencies of instructional system design -- into a systematic process for developing those competencies and applying them successfully in real-world settings. In the past two decades there have been profound changes in the state-of-the-art of the instructional design profession. To provide instructional designers with the most current information, this third edition makes use of the recent IBSTPI standards for instructional design. The revised competencies

Mastering the Instructional Design Process, Third Edition also addresses current trends and developments -- breaking new technologies, rapid change, outsourcing of internal instructional designers, knowledge capital, speed in market change, and globalization and diversity -- that are influencing today's business environment and the instructional design process. To help you create customizable job aids, the book includes a CD-ROM filled with sample forms, check-lists, activities, and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter. The third edition of Mastering the Instructional Design Process features case examples from myriad workplace environments and contains the information, advice, and tools you need to ensure that your planning training and development function is the most up-to-date.

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Meet the Author

William J. Rothwell is associate professor in charge of Workforce Education and Development in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the coauthor of Improving On-the-Job Training and Practicing Organization Development, and author of The Action Learning Guidebook, all from Pfeiffer.

H.C. Kazanas is professor emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and now resides in Naples, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Preface to the Third Edition
About the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction
About the Authors
Pt. 1 Detecting and Solving Human Performance Problems
1 What Is Instructional Design? 3
2 Alternatives to Instructional Solutions: Five Frequent Options 17
3 Determining Projects Appropriate for Instructional Design Solutions 34
Pt. 2 Analyzing Needs, Learners, Work Settings, and Work
4 Conducting a Needs Assessment 55
5 Assessing Relevant Learner Characteristics 85
6 Analyzing Relevant Work Setting Characteristics 106
7 Performing Work Analysis 123
Pt. 3 Establishing Performance Objectives and Performance Measurements
8 Writing Performance Objectives 161
9 Developing Performance Measurements 181
10 Sequencing Performance Objectives 200
Pt. 4 Delivering the Instruction Effectively
11 Specifying Instructional Strategies 219
12 Selecting or Designing Instructional Materials 245
13 Evaluating Instruction 275
Pt. 5 Managing Instructional Design Projects Successfully
14 Designing the Instructional Management System 299
15 Planning and Monitoring Instructional Design Projects 317
16 Communicating Effectively 334
17 Interacting with Others 350
18 Promoting the Use of Instructional Design 373
19 Developing Yourself 386
20 Being an Effective Instructional Designer: Lessons Learned 390
App. I Self-Rating of Competence on Instructional Design 396
App. II The Results of a Survey About Current Issues in Instructional Design 412
References 424
Name Index 449
Subject Index 455
Contents of the CD-ROM 467
How to Use the CD-ROM 471
Pfeiffer Publications Guide 475
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