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Instructional Design

Hi All,
As my role changes at GalaxyGoo from intern to instructional designer Kristin sugguested a definition of instructional design be posted for the benefit of the general audience. So here it is, instructional design is the systematic development of instructional specifications using learning and instructional theory to ensure the quality of instruction. It is the entire process of analysis of learning needs and goals and the development of a delivery system to meet those needs. It includes development of instructional materials and activities; and tryout and evaluation of all instruction and learner activities (McNeil).

For the cell project I will continue to evaluate and analyze the learning tool and activites for the best possible interaction between user and interface.

I look forward to reading any feedback as the process evolves,
Frances