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Courseware Authoring and Multimedia

How can instructional design be applied to Courseware Authoring (such as BlackBoard)? I am not sure how I can tie the two together? Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated. I just do not understand clearly how the two work together hand in hand. Thanks So Much.....................

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Instructional design is a broad term referring to quite a range of concepts and practices; courseware authoring software is a tool that can be used by an instructional designer.

An instructional designer will probably use a particular model to guide the development of the finished material. Which model is chosen will depend on the designer's philosophy of education and perhaps partly the nature of the assignment. For example, a designer who prefers a constructivist approach to education and who is developing a unit on dinosaurs for ...