1st Edition

Instructional Design with Emerging Technologies Theory, Practice, and Research

By Heng Luo Copyright 2025
    216 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Bridging the gap between Instructional Design (ID) theory and practice in today's technology-enhanced learning environments, the book extends the current understanding of instructional science with an up-to-date perspective on emerging technologies and their affordances for teaching and learning.


    Positioning ID as a systematic process informed by theoretical assumptions, empirical evidence, and pragmatic considerations, this book provides an in-depth description and reflective analysis of good practice in technology-enhanced learning and design with a tripartite framework of pedagogy, technology, and evidence. It covers well-established ID theories and models with real-life examples of their effective integration with technological innovations. The book aims to advance the understanding of ID from both pedagogical and technological perspectives to improve educational practice and theory development in the information age.


    The book will be of interest to students and academics in educational technology, instructional science, and instructional design, as well as instructional designers and teachers.

    Unit 1: Instructional Design in the Information Age  1: What is instructional design and how is it evolving?  2: Perspectives on theories, technology, practice, and research  Unit 2: Useful Theories in Learning and Instruction  3: Behaviourist views of learning and learning analytics  4: Case method to promote meaningful learning experiences  5: Inquiry-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching (PjBL, STEM, Maker)  6: Computer-supported collaborative learning: a social-constructivist approach  Unit 3: Emerging Technologies for Education  7: Educational data mining  8: Multimodal learning analytics  9: Mixed reality  10: Artificial intelligence generated content (AIGC)  Unit 4: Research Methods for Instructional Design and Technology  11: Quantitative methods  12: Qualitative methods  13: Design-based research  Unit 5: Reflections and Future Direction  14: Essential competencies for Instructional design practitioners and researchers  15: What have we learned in the past, and what to do in the future?           


    Heng Luo is an associate professor at Faculty of Artificial Intelligence in Education from Central China Normal University. His research work focuses on the effective integration of learning sciences, instructional design, and AI technologies to promote quality and equity of education in diverse contexts, leading to over 40 publications in SCI/SSCI journals.