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What is Instructional Design & Technology?




The area of Instructional Design and Technology addresses knowledge and skills involved in creating and delivering educational training materials (e.g., eLearning courses, videos, manuals, handouts, etc.) for businesses, higher-educational institutions, and other organizations. Individuals with this background are prepared to assume positions as corporate trainers, performance consultants, instructional designers, technology coordinators, technology consultants, or educational software designers in a variety of environments: government agencies, higher-education institutions, nursing training programs, online education programs, corporate training, and even pre K-12 schools.

Some of the jobs an instructional designer may perform are: evaluate new technologies to discover new and better ways to enhance instruction, assist colleagues in discovering methods of improving their instruction with technology, conduct training sessions on how to use new technologies, conduct research studies evaluating the use of technologies and their impact on learning outcomes, create training materials to accommodate self-learners, manage the implementation of new technologies for the use of instruction.

Theories and Roles -- Instructional Design & Technology

Fontbonne Program Standards

  • Commitments of the Responsible Educator (C.O.R.E.)

All Education candidates will demonstrate competencies in the Commitments of the Responsible Educator (C.O.R.E.).  Students can access these C.O.R.E. statements at

  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards -- The 5 Core Propositions – (NBPTS)

Graduate candidates seeking a master’s degree at Fontbonne University will demonstrate competencies in these core propositions.  Students can access these Core Propositions at  To further understand the multiple dimensions of each of the core propositions, please see the document, “What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do” at the website listed below, beginning on page 8.

Graduate candidates seeking a master’s degree in Computer Education at Fontbonne University will demonstrate competencies in these five standards.  To further understand the multiple dimensions of each of these five standards, students can access the standards and the accompanying performance indicators above.

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