A VBF funded project Home | People & Technology | Instructional Design Site under development… People & Technology Instructional Design Using Digital Images Patient Confidentiality Products  learning packages Products  Reports and Reviews E-Learning CV Associated Consultants E-Learning Links People & Technology Instructional Design The instructional designer for computer based media should cover all the skill sets which exist between the subject expert and the programmer. He or she needs to take the information and expertise provided by the expert and structure it into an effective series of agreed learning experiences. This means combining educational skills and experience with the ability to produce (author) CD based and Web based interactive learning materials. The designer must also have sufficient technical expertise to be able to specify functionality to a programmer. This consultancy has particular experience in the Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical learning areas. Examples of instructional design tasks Clarifying purpose and formulating objectives. Choosing appropriate media and learning strategies. Organising information in an appropriate sequence. "Chunking" into chapters/modules/screens /pop-ups/notes etc. Organising a navigational structure which facilitates learning. Devising (with the subject expert) interactions, exercises and questions which will consolidate and confirm learning. Choosing, providing or specifying appropriate illustrative material. Specifying software "shells" into which information, interactions and learning resources can be placed. Providing or signposting learning resources such as a glossary, references, web sites and other learning experiences. Working with the programmer to provide communication strategies for the management of learning, recording of scores, tutor feedback etc. Providing help systems which guide the learner in the most effective uses of the learning material. Instructional Design