Manage Yourself to Manage Others

In my recent post “Designing Instruction”, I identified and discussed skills and competencies necessary for Instructional Designers to possess and/or develop in order to successfully operate as a professional in the field of Instructional Systems Design.  A skill area mentioned in brief in that discussion that deserves more attention is that of so-called “soft” skills.  … Continue reading Manage Yourself to Manage Others

Designing Instruction

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. –Herbert Simon, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, 1978 Instructional design is the process of creating effective training in an effective manner.  It is, as Piskurich (2015) writes, “the systematic development of instructional specifications using learning and instructional theory to ensure … Continue reading Designing Instruction