By Topic

Instructional versus Educational Systems Design (ESD): is there a difference?

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
J. M. Baptista Nunes ; Dept. of Inf. Studies, Sheffield Univ., Sheffied, UK ; S. Moron-Garcia

Systems and environments to support eLearning require detailed specification of learning needs, materials, activities and delivery methods and needs. The complexities of integration of the different ICT components according to these learning needs and sound pedagogical approaches, demand frameworks not too dissimilar to information systems design and development methodologies. These have been traditionally denominated Instructional Design (ID) methodologies. However, the term "Instructional" has strong connotations with the behaviourist school of thought and could indicate a focus on teaching centred approach rather then a less objectivist learner-centred view of education. This paper explores Educational Systems Design (ESD) as a thorough method of design of educational applications or environments and proposes and discusses the CSFs associated with such an approach.

Published in:

Computers in Education, 2002. Proceedings. International Conference on

Date of Conference:

3-6 Dec. 2002