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A taxonomy for instructional design

, , University of Minnesota, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Educational uses of technology, indeed pedagogy in general, often remain mired in traditional notions of instruction that focus on information delivery. A diverse range of methods are available for instruction; these choices have been expanded by the wide availability of computing and the Internet. However, in general, instructional methods are not ordered or ranked according to their educational value. This paper presents a framework to inform the selection of educational methods and guide instructional design, and an examination of the technology of the question.


Hokanson, B. & Hooper, S. (2005). A taxonomy for instructional design. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3137-3139). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 24, 2019 from .