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‘Be it resolved that Instructional Designers are unnecessary’. We will debate the Pro and Con side of this argument providing evidence (reference list) at the end of the video and, for easy access, we will be providing the reference list here as well.

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Branch, R. M., & Merill, M. D. (2012). Characteristics of Instructional Design Models. In R. Reiser & J. Dempsey (Ed.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed.). (pp.8-16). Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/deaf/4680501c2b01d71a1efbf2f7dffa35e5d3d2.pdf

Ho, M., Frankel, D., & Jones, M. (Ed.). (2015). Instructional design now: A new age of learning and beyond. Alexandria, VA: Association for Talent Development. Retrieved from Skillsoft database.

Instructional Design Central, LLC. (2019). Instructional design definitions. Retrieved from https://www.instructionaldesigncentral.com/whatisinstructionaldesign

Olbrish, K. (2009, January 16). Instructional design is dead [Blog post]. Learning in Tandem. Retrieved from http://learningintandem.blogspot.com/2009/01/instructional-design-is-dead.html

Schlenker, B. (2016, March 29). Why instructional design is no longer trending [Blog post]. SAP Litmos. Retrieved from https://www.litmos.com/blog/instructional-design/why-instructional-design-is-no-longer-trending


Canvas Instructure. (n.d.) [Graphic illustration The ADDIE model]. ADDIE for instructional design. Retrieved from https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/851185

Google Trends. (2019). [Graph illustration Interest over time of instructional design and instructional designer October 25, 2019]. Google Trends. Retrieved from https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=instructional%20designer,instructional%20design