Chris Kaplan, Content Manager at GP Strategies Corporation, explains how Instructional Design can be considered a science used to apply the ongoing body of research regarding teaching and learning to the creation of instruction.
In this video, Chris focuses on two questions:
- How can we use technology to inform the design of instruction?
- How can incorporating a science-based approach to instructional design change the way training is delivered?
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