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Paperback The ID Casebook: Case Studies in Instructional Design Book

ISBN: 0133258254

ISBN13: 9780133258257

The ID Casebook: Case Studies in Instructional Design

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The esteemed author team of Peggy A. Ertmer, James A. Quinn, and Krista D. Glazewski presents the Fourth Edition of The ID CaseBook: Case Studies in Instructional Design --an award-winning text for instructional design--preparing the next generation of instructional design professionals with open-ended cases that strengthen and encourage successful problem solving, and conceptual, procedural, and analytical skills to be used with a variety of real-world...

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Great Text for an Instructional Design Course

Ertmer & Quinn's (2003) "The ID Case Book, Case Studies in Instructional Design, Second Edition," was a required text of the University of Wyoming's course, Design and Development of Instructional Systems, (ITEC 5560). The course was taught by Tillman Ragan, PhD. I have selected this text for review because it is a current and relevant text in the field of instructional technology and has implications for adult education. I am engaged in the research of both disciplines as part of my doctoral studies for the University Of Wyoming. The book is a compilation of 36 case studies in instructional design with each case study followed by a set of "Preliminary Analysis Questions" and a few "Implications for ID Practice." Each case study is only 4 to 8 pages in length and therefore allows the student an opportunity to get intimate with the case without getting overloaded with impertinent details. The entire structure of the book is divided among 3 parts. Part I, the introduction, provides students with suggestions for approaching the study of cases and "case-based instruction." It posits that students are "typically excited" about using case studies, but cautions that students can be wary of the process because of their "unfamiliarity with this approach." The introduction helps to alleviate the suspicion. Part II contains the 36 cases and includes situations in several educational contexts in the educational and business fields. The bulk of the text is encompassed in the description of the case studies. Part III provides the learners an opportunity to reflect on their case-based learning experiences and on the usefulness of the instruction medium. It also introduces the "beginning instructional designers" to the future of instructional design, especially as it relates to the Internet as a method of delivery of case-based instruction. The authors wrote the text in an effort to provide realistic situations to students of instructional design. These situations give the students with `book learning' an opportunity to demonstrate and test their mastery of the field of instructional design in significantly varied contexts. It is possible that a person who is good at learning something from the book will not know how to deal with a realistic situation. Like some of the designers in the cases we discussed, we may have a master's or doctoral degree in instructional design, yet still not deal with a situation well. We need the opportunity to practice what we learn in our books. The authors of this text have been successful in their quest, and true to their purpose, in supplanting situational learning through case-based instruction. I personally facilitated a group discussion involving one of the cases, and was a discussion participant on several of the cases as the semester progressed. I believe I am not speaking entirely for myself when I say that the study of the cases, and the subsequent discussion, was a true learning ex


This is an excellent book of case studies from all realms of business. It gives real life examples of some true; yet, unbelievable situations that have taken place with instructional design. Great learning tool and the examples are concise enough that you can read it quickly and have plenty of time to ponder about what you have just read. I would highly recommend this book for anyone learning about ISD or for ISD's that would like the opportunity to experience new situations while applying ISD tactics. Great Book!
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