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Foundations Course

About IDC

Instructional Design Central (IDC) provides instructional design related professionals access to resources and learning content to help them be amazing at what they do. IDC is also a vibrant community that connects more than 34,000 of instructional design related professionals around the globe in more 20 countries worldwide. Subscribe to IDC for relevant content, promotions, and industry news. 

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Instructional Design Central (IDC) offers one of the largest instructional design template libraries with thousands of downloads worldwide each year.


Instructional Design Foundations
Course & Certificate

IDC's Instructional Design Foundations course is packed with everything you need to know to be a great instructional designer. Our interactive course starts with the basics by providing an overview of instructional design and the role of the instructional design. This course then moves to more intermediate topics such learning theory and principles that act as the foundation for great instructional design. Lastly, the course wraps things up by providing an overview on instructional design models and offers practical tips and tools to apply instructional design.

What is Instructional Design?

In short, instructional design is the process by which learning products and experiences are designed, developed, and delivered. These learning products include online courses, instructional manuals, video tutorials, simulations, etc.

What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

What exactly is an instructional designer and what do they do? Instructional designers create and deliver learning products for business, K-12, higher education, and government organizations. Instructional designers are the 'architects' of the learning experience and the 'directors' of the instructional systems design (ISD) process.

The Learning Circle Framework™

Are you looking for a simple and modern instructional design model that meets the needs of todays fluid workforce and delivers results? IDC has created a simple framework (and presentation template kit) that is founded upon agile product development and modern instructional design principles—we call this The Learning Circle Framework™.

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