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Dabbagh, N. (date retrieved). The Instructional Design Knowledge Base. Retrieved month, day, year from Nada Dabbagh's Homepage, George Mason University, Instructional Technology Program. Website:

Instructional design is an ill-structured problem-solving process that is defined by the context of the problem, the knowledge and skills of the instructional designer, and the quality of available resources. 
The purpose of the Instructional Design Knowledge Base (IDKB) is threefold:
  1. To support faculty teaching courses in Instructional Design; 
  2. To support students learning Instructional Design; 
  3. To support practitioners in the field of Instructional Design.
The IDKB has two components. Click on one of the images to the right or on the links below to enter the area that best fits your purpose.

Check out the new pedagogical models website! (uploaded July 2009)

Check out CATS, an in-progress instrument for evaluating the cognitive affordances of learning technologies CATS: Cognitive Affordances of Technologies Scale (uploaded February 2011)

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