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About IDC

Instructional Design Central (IDC) was created to provide instructional design and learning related professionals access to resources, tools, and content so that they can be successful in their career and education. Instructional Design Central (IDC) is also a vibrant community that connects more than 20,000 of instructional design related professionals around the globe in more 20 countries worldwide. 

FREE Instructional Design Templates

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


FREE Needs Analysis App

IDC's FREE needs analysis creator app allows you to create a learning needs analysis (aligned with industry standards) in 5-10 minutes. You can create unlimited need analysis projects, and then export and share in a PDF format. The needs analysis creator app is available on the App Store for both iPhone and iPad.

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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