Aims and Scope

The purpose of this book is to provide guidelines and best practices for how to lead instructional design efforts in higher education. The audience for this book are instructional designers and technologists working at 2-year and 4+ year degree institutions. This book provides instructional designers and technologists with templates, suggestions for best practices, and ways that they can leverage instructional design to support learning.

This book will be open access, and thus free to use, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute (see Wiley, 2009), and will be distributed via

This book was eveloped as part of the library of open textbooks. Thus, this book is openly licensed (CC-BY-NC) and free to use, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute, with proper citation. This platform provides many innovative features for students and faculty, including the following:

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Suggested Citation

Stefaniak, J., Conklin, S., Oyarzun, B., Reese, R. (2021). A practitioner's guide to instructional design design in higher education. EdTech Books.

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