Definitions for "Instructional design"
A process for systematically creating instructional materials and learning activities based on the goals of the instruction and the needs of the learners.
A process involving the systematic development of instructional specifications using learning and instructional theory to ensure the quality of instruction. It is the entire process of analysis of learning needs and goals and the development of a delivery system to meet those needs. It includes development of instructional materials and activities; and tryout and evaluation of all instruction and learner activities.
Instructional design is a systematic approach to course development that ensures that specific learning goals are accomplished.
A formal methodology used to create training content.
The philosophy, methodology, and approach used to deliver information. Some courseware aspects include question strategy, level of interaction, reinforcement, and branching complexity.