"Instructional design contributes theories about how human beings learn, strategies for applying these theories, and methodologies to carry out the strategies." (Horton, 2006, p. 5) As teachers it provides a framework for designing lesson and and instruction based on the needs of students to ensure maximum potential for learning.

Dr. David Merrill an instructional effectiveness consultant and professor emeritus at Utah State University provides an very informative introduction of Instructional Design.

Below you will find some of the more popular Instructional design models.